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Tools for Delivering Scenario-Based E-learning both Locally and Across the Internet
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Education research underpins much of the work carried out on this project. Listed here are some e-learning/pbl research papers whose findings may be of interest to those browsing this site. This section will be added to when time allows.

(Submitted by Terry Stewart, 29th July, 2005)

  • Orngreen, R. (2004). "CaseMaker: An Environment for case-based e-Learning." Electronic Journal on e-Learning 2(1): 167-180 (Design and specifications for a flexible Web-based application which will allow teachers and students to both build and interact with Scenarios or Cases)

(Submitted by Mark Nicols, 7th July, 2005)

  • Jonassen, D.H., Dyer, D., Peters, K., Robinson, T., Harvey, D., King, M., & Loughner, P. (1997). Cognitive flexibility hypertexts on the web: Engaging learners in meaning making. In B. Khan (Ed.), Web-based instruction (pp.119-133). New Jersey: Educational Technology Publications. (A discussion of using case-based/scenario-based lessons for higher learning on the web...with examples)

(Submitted by Terry Stewart, 23rd June, 2005)

  • Alonso, F., G. Lopez, et al. (2005). "An instructional model for web-based e-learning education with a blended learning approach." British Journal of Educational Technology 36(2): 217-235. (Some good defninitions of e-learning, behaviourism and constructivism)
  • Bergin, R. A. and U. G. H. Fors (2003). "Interactive simulated patient - an advanced tool for student-activated learning in medicine and healthcare." Computers and Education 40: 361-376. (PBL authoring/delivery too specifically for medical training)
  • diSessa, A. A., F. S. Azevedo, et al. (2004). "Issues in component computing: A synthetic review." Interactive Learning Environments 12: 109-159. (Although this covered component computing rather than PBL authoring tools, it contains interesting observations on the different perceptions of technologist vrs teachers)
  • Jacobs, G. and B. Ip (2005). "Ring fenced research: the case of computer-assisted learning in health sciences." British Journal of Educational Technology 36(3): 361-377. (A good discussion about blinkered research publishing)
  • Mehanna , W. N. (2004). "e-Pedagogy: the pedagogies of e-learning." ALT-J 13(3): 279-293. (points out that academics whose fields are outside education find theoretical perspectives of e-learning alien and overwhelming)
  • Rushby, N. (2005). "Editorial: Where are the new paradigms." British Journal of Educational Technology 36(3): 359-360.
  • Shim, B., D. Brock, et al. (2005). "Developing practical criteria for evaluating online patient simulations: a preliminary study." Medical Teacher 27(2): 175-177. (Deals with evaluating the effectiveness of these kinds of simulations. One interesting observation (from the abstract) is "Interviewees noted three impediments to wider use of simulations: time required to develop content, limits of current technology and the absence of usable authoring tools")
  • Westera, W., M. A. Hommes, et al. (2003). "Computer-Supported training of Psycho-diagnostic Skills." Interactive Learning Environments 11(3): 215-231. (Describes something similar to PBL-Interactive and CHALLENGE for Psycho-analysis. Contains lots of useful references on the paradigm)


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