Designing web-based interactive learning environments for problem-based learning

Lin Qiu*, Christopher K Riesbeck

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

5 Scopus citations

Abstract

Problem-based learning is a pedagogical strategy that centers learning activities around the investigation and development of solutions to complex and ill-structured authentic problems. A number of difficulties occur when implementing such approaches in schools. To address these difficulties, a software tool called INDIE was built to create web-based interactive learning environments where students can run simulated experiments, analyze test results, form rationales, and construct arguments to support or refute possible hypotheses. This paper focuses on how INDIE supports problem-based learning by creating an authentic environment that incorporates important aspects in real life, providing tools to help students perform problem-solving and receive coaching and critiquing, providing support for instructors to assess student understanding and provide feedback, and using an interface that allows open-ended inquiry and exploration. We present preliminary results showing Corrosion Investigator, a learning environment delivered by INDIE, to be beneficial for both the students and teacher in a class.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 5th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2005
Pages333-337
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event5th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2005 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Jul 5 2005Jul 8 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - 5th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2005
Volume2005

Other

Other5th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2005
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityKaohsiung
Period7/5/057/8/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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