E-learning in problem-based learning

Jeroen Donkers, Daniëlle Verstegen, Bas de Leng and Nynke de Jong

in Lessons from Problem-based Learning

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199583447
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594519 | DOI:
E-learning in problem-based learning

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E-learning in the context of problem-based learning (PBL) refers to the use of software to: support the learning of specific knowledge and skills, support communication and group work, and support assessment and reflection. This chapter presents examples of each of the three categories of the use of e-learning in order to illustrate the experiences with e-learning. At the end of the chapter, the advantages and potential disadvantages of e-learning in a PBL environment are discussed and a peek into the future of e-learning in PBL is offered.

Keywords: e-learning; PBL; Maastricht University; medical education; problem-based learning

Chapter.  6073 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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