Creating instructor dashboards to foster collaborative learning in on-line medical problem-based learning situations

Maedeh Assadat Kazemitabar, Stephen Bodnar, Peter Hogaboam, Yuxin Chen, Juan Pablo Sarmiento, Susanne P. Lajoie, Cindy Hmelo-Silver, Ricki Goldman, Jeffrey Wiseman, Lapki Chan

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Abstract

Problem-based learning (PBL) refers to a student-centered pedagogy in which students collaborate with each other to solve complex problems. There are many benefits to this approach, such as improving student problem-solving skills, developing group-work skills and motivation. However, it is built upon low student-teacher ratios, which places increased demands on instructors, making traditional forms of PBL costly to implement in large-enrolment courses). This suggests that it is important to find ways to extend expert facilitation to multiple groups. Based on this approach, we have implemented an online, asynchronous learning environment entitled HOWARD (Helping Others With Argumentation and Reasoning Dashboard) which aims to foster multiple small PBLs and boost their instructional capacity. Beyond supporting instructors to handle multiple groups at the same time, our computer-supported PBL environment can allow learners to connect across cultures and disciplines, enabling them to interact beyond boundaries of location, time and space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLearning and Collaboration Technologies
Subtitle of host publication3rd International Conference, LCT 2016 and Held as Part of HCI International 2016, Proceedings
EditorsPanayiotis Zaphiris, Andri Ioannou
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages36-47
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319394824
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Event3rd International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies, LCT 2016 and 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: Jul 17 2016Jul 22 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9753
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies, LCT 2016 and 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period7/17/167/22/16

Keywords

  • Computer-supported collaborative learning
  • Multi-cultures
  • Online dashboard
  • Patient/physician communication
  • Problem-based learning
  • Visualization tools

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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