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Elements of Problem-Based Learning: Suggestions for Implementation in the Asynchronous Environment
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, Arcadia University, United States

International Journal on E-Learning Volume 9, Number 1, ISSN 1537-2456 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Problem-based learning, or PBL, is a student-centered instructional approach that is derived from constructivist epistemology. It is based upon ill-structured real-world problems with the goal of strengthening and developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills in learners. Initially utilized in medical schools to strengthen diagnostic skills, the approach spread to disciplines such as education, business, architecture, and engineering. As the practice of PBL spread, adaptations of the process began to appear. Nonetheless, throughout these adaptations, integral components emerge as congruent: student-centered, ill-structured problems, multi-disciplinary focus, self-regulation, collaboration, reflection, and evaluation. In this environment, the role of the instructor shifts from didactic to a facilitator or tutor. This article will explore utilizing integral PBL concepts in the asynchronous online environment.

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Nelson, E. (2010). Elements of Problem-Based Learning: Suggestions for Implementation in the Asynchronous Environment. International Journal on E-Learning, 9(1), 99-114. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 23, 2019 from .

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