Supporting Distributed Problem-Based Learning: The Use of Feedback Mechanisms in Outline Learning

Supporting Distributed Problem-Based Learning: The Use of Feedback Mechanisms in Outline Learning

Joerg Zumbach (University of Heidelberg, Germany), Annette Hillers (University of Heidelberg, Germany) and Peter Reimann (University of Sydney, Australia)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-174-2.ch004
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Abstract

In this chapter we discuss possibilities and shortcomings of Internet usage for distributed problem-based learning. Several problems with the use of computer-mediated communication for collaborative learning online are identified. In our approaches we use data that is automatically tracked during computer-mediated communication and extract relevant information for feedback purposes. Partly automatically, partly manually prepared the feedback is a rich resource for learners to manage their own collaboration process as well as subsequent problem-solving processes. In a synchronous and an asynchronous distributed problem-based learning environment, we show how we applied this methodology to support learners’ motivation and problem solving. Analyses show encouraging benefits of our approach in overcoming common problems with computer-mediated communication.

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