Recent research has focused on the development of effective online problem based learning (PBL). However, there is a need for research to examine experiences of online PBL in those new to online learning. This study used a single module blended approach to examine the student experience of online PBL in a group of postgraduates new to online learning. This employed one problem scenario for each group (four students per group) as the central component of the module. Asynchronous discussion boards were used to facilitate the learning process with other forms of delivery used as appropriate. Focus group interviews revealed that students believed online PBL developed skills related to employability and information retrieval/evaluation. Online PBL was seen as beneficial for developing ideas and critiquing information. However, the artificial nature of the discussion board space was a barrier for some students, as was anxiety about online participation in the PBL tasks.
|Journal||Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
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- discussion boards
- sports science
Duncan, M. J., Smith, M., & Cook, K. (2013). Implementing online problem based learning (PBL) in postgraduates new to both online learning and PBL: An example from strength and conditioning. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, 12(1), 79-84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhlste.2012.11.004