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What is Problem Based Learning (PBL)

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
A student centred interactive learning pedagogy that challenges students to learn through engagement in a real life problem.
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Use of Technology in Problem-Based Learning in Health Science
Indu Singh (Griffith University, Australia), Avinash Reddy Kundur (Griffith University, Australia), and Yun-Mi Nguy (Griffith University, Australia)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch509
Recent advances in the field of digital technology have had a significant role in changing the concept of learning and teaching for both students and teachers. These developments have enabled educational systems to move from their traditional classroom based teaching models to a more enhanced blended/E-learning approach including an array of electronic learning tools such as digital microscopy, electronic cell counter, 3D-virtual reality and demonstration videos. An integration of these digital tools along with contemporary face to face teaching can significantly improve student learning outcomes and provide convenient and flexible access to education and training. This model demonstrated a positive impact on laboratory based courses such as Laboratory Medicine at Griffith University. The objective of this article is to highlight the impact and advantages of this particular model from the student and teacher based perspective. This article will also discuss some of the challenges of implementing this mode of teaching and provide future directions.
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Employing Educational Robotics for the Development of Problem-Based Learning Skills
The students are involved in a learning process where they needs to solve a specific problem using various knowledge and skills. This approach can be used within various subject matters even.
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Adapting Problem-Based Learning to an Online Learning Environment
Learning centered around a problem, a query, or a puzzle that the learner wishes to solve. It is an approach to curriculum which is problem-centered rather than discipline centered with a focus on an integrated curriculum structured by “real world” problems.
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