SMALL: Situated Micro-Adventure Learning Lab Theoretical Bases John Seely Brown/Lave - situated cognition Wenger - communities of practice TPACK model Activity Theory: tasks -> operations -> operations Engineering Goal Using the case study archetype as a basis, replace the "Expert Advice" component with a Flash (Flex) video/audio real-time connection. Questions Humanities "cases" Realistic versus fictional… Continue reading SMALL


GBS aka CBR aka PBL

Schank, R.C., Berman, T.R., & Macpherson, K.A. (1999). Learning by doing. In C. Reigeluth (Ed.), Instructional Design Theories and Models. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. pp. 161-181. While Schank's work in scenario-based learning is well-known, this article expands his approach to encompass a broader design theory he calls goal-based scenarios and a learning theory he terms case-based… Continue reading GBS aka CBR aka PBL


Case-Based Problem Solving

Uribe, Daniel and Klein, James. "The Effect of Case-Based Versus Systematic Problem Solving in a Computer-Mediated Collaborative Environment." The Quarterly Review of Distance Education 4.4 (2003): 417-433. The article is a few years old but the premise was interesting: in a collaborative online environment, is case-based or systematic problem-solving more effective. Uribe and Klein begin… Continue reading Case-Based Problem Solving