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Using A Problem-Based Collaborative Learning Framework to Connect and Support Blended and Distance Learning Students

, DePaul University, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


This initiative explored the potential of combining the Blended (BL) and Distance Learning (DL) sections of a Human Development pre-service teacher class, to assist the BL students better comprehend online learning, encourage the DL students feel more integrated in the learning community, acclimatize all to a culture of collaboration and sharing of best practices, and familiarize them with educational technology processes and applications. Both BL and DL sections reported high degree of satisfaction with the instructional design and implementation of the class, as well as with their perceived learning and performance


Avgerinou, M. (2008). Using A Problem-Based Collaborative Learning Framework to Connect and Support Blended and Distance Learning Students. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2523-2528). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 19, 2019 from .


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