Share Paper: Using Educational Technology to Promote Student Performance Through Problem-Based Learning

  1. Ray Francis, Central Michigan University, United States
  2. Mark Deschaine, Central Michigan University, United States
  3. Jennifer Weible, Central Michigan University, United States
Wednesday, March 20 11:45 AM-12:00 PM Wilshire A

Abstract: As a result of participation in this session there are several ideas and practices the attendees can expect to take with them. These include: 1. An understanding of how problem based learning can be used in higher education settings, particularly in online courses to engage students and deepen understanding 2. Technologies to support activities and increase communication during PBL activities. 3. Strategies for using PBL to improve motivation and engage students in authentic problems that affect their communities such as fostering equity and improving access. 4. Examples of ways to translate artifacts of authentic assessment activities into usable and meaningful ...