Project Archive: eCDF 510 (2005-2006)
Tools for Delivering Scenario-Based E-learning both Locally and Across the Internet
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Storyboarding and Delivering PBLi scenarios
 What's New!! (02/4/2009)



The software suite CHALLENGE can be regarded as a pre-cursor to PBL-Interactive. CHALLENGE FRAP (Form for Recording the Analysis of Problems) originated from the supposition that a CHALLENGE scenario data file could be used as an assessable electronic document both guiding and record student activity as they worked to solve a problem.

As the students work through a real investigation using CHALLENGE FRAP, they can add nodes in the FRAP file. These nodes can represent locations, activities or objects. The placement of these nodes relative to one another presents a visual record of their investigation. The content of these nodes can be filled in with their findings and reflections pertinent to its title. Tutors can add date-stamped feedback to each of these observations.

During the problem-solving exercise. FRAP documents can be emailed between students (hence supporting teamwork), and between tutors and students for feedback and amending.

The image below shows a FRAP document prepared by a student when working through a plant diagnostic problem.

Frap Templates

Tutors can elect to provide a FRAP Template form to get students started. This may have a pre-existing collection of activities (i.e. nodes) to guide the student during the exercise along with explanatory text. Students could expand on the activities or delete those they did not use, replacing the pre-existing text with their own.

This eCDF project enhanced CHALLENGE FRAP by adding more generic icons, improving the interface and providing a guide on how it can be used. The resulting version, FRAP 2.0, is freeware. Along with being bundled with the project deliverables, it can also be downloaded from the CHALLENGE FRAP website.

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Latest Developments

Click the following for final reports on..

- PBL-interactive
- Challenge FRAP

Delivery of Outputs
- Institutional Visits
- Web Download

- Support/Updates

- View PBLi Scenarios

(Updated 2nd April 2009)


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