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Pages: 6874-6883
Publication year: 2010
ISBN: 978-84-614-2439-9
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 3rd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 15-17 November, 2010
Location: Madrid, Spain

SUPPORTING TEACHERS INTEGRATING WEB 2.0 IN A PROBLEM BASED LEARNING APPROACH

L. Buus

Aalborg University (DENMARK)
Based on theoretical and methodological considerations within problem-based learning (PBL), web 2.0 technologies and learning designs, the article try to illustrate a design model for supporting teachers in their learning design trying to integrate web 2.0 technologies into their PBL approach at Aalborg University (AAU).

Problem-Based Learning (PBL) has gained a lot of interest since it was launched in established educational settings over 30 years ago. Essentially it is a learning method based on the principle of using problems as a starting point for learning and it is now used in multiple disciplines. There is many descriptions and definitions of PBL but at Aalborg University we work with Problem Based Learning in a special form designated “The Aalborg PBL model” [1]. This model has it historical roots in critical theory and, in particular, in the work of the German philosopher and sociologist Oskar Negt. Negt’s work gained a lot of interest in Denmark and the Problem oriented project based learning (POPBL) was developed under this inspiration.

In Problem-Based Learning (PBL) the focus is on participant control, which to some extend means that a transition from curriculum-based teaching to PBL entails a movement from a teacher-centered approach to a learner-centered approach. This move can in many ways be compared to the conceptual move from web 1.0 to web 2.0 that by some is seen as a transition from ‘users/learners as consumers’ towards ‘users/learners as producers’. Consequently, it makes good sense to connect Web 2.0 with a problem-based approach to learning. Therefore it’s interesting to look upon a learning design model supporting teachers at AAU in their pedagogical design combining these two.

The Collaborative E-learning Design (CoED) method [2] aims to support domain, qualification level and subject experts in designing targeted networked learning. The method supports the design work of practitioners and has been developed and tried out in a number of different settings. Drawing on knowledge and theoretical concepts within the fields of design, systems development and collaborative learning, emphasis is on bringing focus and structure to the early stages of the design process. The method aims to develop design specifications and/or early prototypes within few hours of work, and furthermore to support the collaboration between different types of experts and practitioners.

Further developing this method will lead to a pedagogical design method supporting teacher in their design for learning taking into account the PBL approach and integration of web 2.0 technologies, which is to be tried out af the Faculty of Social Sciences during autum 2010.

References:
[1] A. Kolmos, F.K. Fink, and L. Krogh, Eds., The Aalborg PBL model -- progress, diversity and challenges, Aalborg: Aalborg University Press, 2004.
[2] M. Georgsen and T. Nyvang, Collaborative e-Learning Design Method (CoED), E-Learning Lab: Aalborg University, 2007.
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L. Buus (2010) SUPPORTING TEACHERS INTEGRATING WEB 2.0 IN A PROBLEM BASED LEARNING APPROACH, ICERI2010 Proceedings, pp. 6874-6883.
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