Online enhanced problem-based learning: assessing a blended learning framework



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I. J . McCall, 'Online enhanced problem-based learning: assessing a blended learning framework' (2010) 44 (1) Law Teacher 42-58.


Learning Management Systems (LMSs) provide learning and teaching technological tools and are employed in many education institutions in Australia and internationally. This article describes a project in which a generic, institutionally adopted, online LMS was adapted to a postgraduate professional legal education course to blend the online elements with other existing methods of delivery. The rationale of the project was to add to the existing flexible learning mode and create an enhanced student-centred learning environment as well as improved learning outcomes. It explores some of the potential advantages of incorporating online components within a flexibly delivered course which relies heavily on a problem-based learning format. These include opportunities to create ¿real-life¿ learning experiences and promote student collaboration while they acquire and strengthen skills of independence, self-reliance and self-management - among the skills students need for lifelong learning which they can apply across disciplines and global legal environments

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