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Problem-Based Learning Effectiveness on Micro-Blog and Blog for Students: A Case Study

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Interactive Learning Environments Volume 24, Number 6, ISSN 1049-4820


Problem-based learning (PBL) is regarded as an effective learning strategy to enhance cognition not only in traditional learning but also in e-learning. In e-learning settings, blogs and micro-blogs can plausibly provide a platform to conduct PBL. Recently, most studies on blogs and micro-blogs have respectively probed satisfaction and learning effectiveness. However, little effort has been made to explore their effectiveness on learning. Therefore, this study explored an application of a PBL approach on a micro-blog and blog by seventh-grade students taking an information ethics course; in particular, the effect of a micro-blog and blog on student learning with different learning achievement levels. Moreover, results showed that the micro-blog had more effect on PBL for low achievement students compared to the blog. This study suggests that using a micro-blog for PBL is more appropriate for the sake of maximizing learning effectiveness, if generally considering students with different learning achievement levels.


Huang, S.H., Huang, Y.M., Wu, T.T., Chen, H.R. & Chang, S.M. (2016). Problem-Based Learning Effectiveness on Micro-Blog and Blog for Students: A Case Study. Interactive Learning Environments, 24(6), 1334-1354. Retrieved September 16, 2021 from .

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