PBL Interactive is a newly developed suite of tools designed to
enable teachers, lecturers and others working in training or education,
to create and deliver interactive problem-based scenarios as an
aid to the problem based learning (PBL) instructional method. The
software includes the following:
- A Builder – For the creation of PBL Scenarios. This tool has
been designed to make the process of creating problem-based scenarios
as simple and easy as possible.
- A Player – For presenting created scenarios to students, allowing
them to interact with and work through the scenario. There are
two types of player: an offline player for CD or hard drive delivery
of PBL scenarios (not requiring the Internet) and a server side
player for online delivery of PBL scenarios over the Internet
through a web browser.
PBL Interactive is owned by The Centre for Biological Information
Technology at the University of Queensland. As part of the ecdf
project, a customised version of PBLi has been developed for New
Zealand Government-owned Teritary Institutions. Click
here for a final report on PBLi deliverables.
More information on PBL-Interactive can be found on its