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
- 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)