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Instructional-Design-Live #11 Online Problem Based Learning with Maggi Savin Baden

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This week, we were joined by Maggi Savin Baden, professor of Higher Education Research at Coventry University in the UK. She has been investigating problem based learning for a number of years and is currently pursuing research into applications within Second Life.

Topics include:

  • Getting started with PBLonline: key recommendations
  • Effective teambuilding in online courses
  • Value of Second Life for PBLonline
  • Institutional perspective on PBL: Can it serve as a model of learning at an institutional level

There are a number of helpful links to her work in the chat transcript. Happy Spring break to many of you!

 
2010-03-26 13:04:43 [Message] Robert Squires -> Room 1: Just about to get started
2010-03-26 13:05:42 [Message] Robert Squires -> Room 1: Hi Lisa
2010-03-26 13:06:06 [Message] mrsdurff -> Room 1: :)
2010-03-26 13:07:28 [Message] jonidunlap -> Room 1: We've used Howard Barrows approach to PBL.
2010-03-26 13:08:06 [Message] jonidunlap -> Room 1: That may be our Medical Campus perspective rubbing off on us.
2010-03-26 13:12:21 [Message] mrsdurff -> Room 1: we ARE that group - right here now
2010-03-26 13:12:34 [Message] Robert Squires -> Room 1: You bet
2010-03-26 13:13:12 [Message] mrsdurff -> Room 1: there is no one else here in this school
2010-03-26 13:14:36 [Message] jonidunlap -> Room 1: Here are links to some of Maggi's books:
2010-03-26 13:16:24 [Message] mrsdurff -> Room 1: silence = acceptance ?
2010-03-26 13:16:57 [Message] jonidunlap -> Room 1: Well...never mind...But, here are some titles: A Practical Guide to Problem-Based Learning Online, Facilitating Problem-Based Learning, New Approaches to Qualitative Research: Wisdom and Uncertainty
2010-03-26 13:18:47 [Message] marlene.zentz -> Room 1: http://www.amazon.com/New-Approaches-Qualitative-Research-Uncertainty/dp/041557241X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1269623888&sr=1-1
2010-03-26 13:19:14 [Message] mrsdurff -> Room 1: Could one be http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Guide-Problem-Based-Learning-Online/dp/0415437873 ?
2010-03-26 13:19:16 [Message] jonidunlap -> Room 1: I'll be there!
2010-03-26 13:19:40 [Message] mrsdurff -> Room 1: Joni is on top of it!
2010-03-26 13:19:58 [Message] marlene.zentz -> Room 1: http://www.amazon.com/Facilitating-Problem-Based-Learning-Maggi-Savin-Baden/dp/0335210546/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1269623888&sr=1-2
2010-03-26 13:20:00 [Message] jonidunlap -> Room 1: Thanks Marlene and mrsdurff...I was unable to copy and paste urls in the chatroom. Go figure.
2010-03-26 13:20:10 [Message] mrsdurff -> Room 1: tie it into education
2010-03-26 13:20:57 [Message] marlene.zentz -> Room 1: Thanks for mentioning the books, Joni.
2010-03-26 13:21:00 [Message] marlene.zentz -> Room 1: http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Spaces-Oppurtunities-Knowledge-Education/dp/0335222307/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1269623888&sr=1-4
2010-03-26 13:21:14 [Message] DBlack -> Room 1: One problem that occurs to me with views expressed by all thus far is the fact that many (most?) professors teaching online courses, knowing little about online learning and teaching, incorporate group activities (and other assignments) that are head-fakes to genuinely useful learning activities. Consequently, they are not well-executed... by instructors or learners.
2010-03-26 13:21:16 [Message] mrsdurff -> Room 1: joni - there are two methods - drag it from a Word doc or type sth before it then paste
2010-03-26 13:22:29 [Message] jonidunlap -> Room 1: Thanks mrsduff :-)
2010-03-26 13:22:38 [Message] Robert Squires -> Room 1: Hi Laura
2010-03-26 13:22:43 [Message] marlene.zentz -> Room 1: Welcome, Laura.
2010-03-26 13:23:00 [Message] mrsdurff -> Room 1: @DBlack taken those courses - but have to for my certificate
2010-03-26 13:23:15 [Message] Laura -> Room 1: Hi, and thanks.
2010-03-26 13:24:12 [Message] mrsdurff -> Room 1: and we still do
2010-03-26 13:24:29 [Message] mrsdurff -> Room 1: define PBL
2010-03-26 13:25:14 [Message] mrsdurff -> Room 1: the whole enchilada?
2010-03-26 13:25:50 [Message] mrsdurff -> Room 1: let's look at the desired outcomes first and then look at the way to get there
2010-03-26 13:27:41 [Message] jonidunlap -> Room 1: I found this overview video on YouTube about the PREVIEW project at Coventry University -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK5_dHqPTdQ
2010-03-26 13:27:48 [Message] mrsdurff -> Room 1: life is a series of problems - students need to know how to creatively solve those problems
2010-03-26 13:28:12 [Message] mrsdurff -> Room 1: @joni is an excellent google jockey
2010-03-26 13:28:24 [Message] jonidunlap -> Room 1: Several videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/PreviewProject
2010-03-26 13:30:09 [Message] mrsdurff -> Room 1: what about k12?
2010-03-26 13:31:51 [Message] mrsdurff -> Room 1: Same situation here with testing in grade 12 and getting into college/university
2010-03-26 13:31:52 [Message] jonidunlap -> Room 1: That is an issue for us these days too. Testing has influence over instructional strategies.
2010-03-26 13:32:48 [Message] jonidunlap -> Room 1: I think faculty can move forward when they have good examples to view.
2010-03-26 13:32:56 [Message] mrsdurff -> Room 1: those SATs could be redesigned to be a series of problems to be solved either in text/audio/visual
2010-03-26 13:33:15 [Message] mrsdurff -> Room 1: but thee companies would need incentive
2010-03-26 13:34:07 [Message] mrsdurff -> Room 1: worth waiting an hour !!
2010-03-26 13:34:19 [Message] DBlack -> Room 1: Yet again a fabulous show... and a great set of links to resources. Thanks much!
2010-03-26 13:34:27 [Message] marlene.zentz -> Room 1: Thanks, Maggi.....I was able to listen for awhile.
2010-03-26 13:34:34 [Message] jonidunlap -> Room 1: Thanks very much Maggi!!!
2010-03-26 13:34:41 [Message] Laura -> Room 1: Thank you, Maggi!
2010-03-26 13:34:42 [Message] mrsdurff -> Room 1: clap, clap, clap!
2010-03-26 13:34:42 [Message] jonidunlap -> Room 1: See you in Denver at AERA!
2010-03-26 13:34:43 [Message] chettb -> Room 1: Thank you so much -it's been fascinating.
2010-03-26 13:35:08 [Message] mrsdurff -> Room 1: bye - back to your regularly scheduled Friday
2010-03-26 13:35:14 [Message] Robert Squires -> Room 1: Yeah :-)