publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

Targeting Transfer in a STELLAR PBL Course for Pre-Service Teachers

Hmelo-Silver, Cindy E.; Derry, Sharon J.; Bitterman, Alan; Hatrak, Natalie;
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  • Published: 26 Oct 2009 Journal: Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, volume 3 (eissn: 1541-5015, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Purdue University (bepress)
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Abstract Helping students in the professions apply conceptual ideas to the problems of practice is a key goal of problem-based learning (PBL). Because PBL is organized around small, collaborative groups, scaling up PBL to large, heterogeneous classes poses signifi cant challenges for implementation. This study presents a hybrid model that mixes online and face-to-face PBL. The STELLAR system was developed to support online and hybrid PBL courses for preservice teachers. It allows PBL to be implemented in larger classes because its scaff olding capabilities allow a small number of facilitators to distribute their attention among multiple small groups. In a quasi-...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Multimedia, computer.software_genre, computer, Blended learning, Qualitative research, Cooperative learning, Collaborative learning, Transfer of training, Pedagogy, Qualitative property, Problem-based learning, Computer science, Statistical analysis, transfer, computer-based learning environments
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

Targeting Transfer in a STELLAR PBL Course for Pre-Service Teachers

Hmelo-Silver, Cindy E.; Derry, Sharon J.; Bitterman, Alan; Hatrak, Natalie;