Examining the Role of Web 2.0 Tools in Supporting Problem Solving During Case-Based Instruction

Published on Oct 2, 2017in Soft Materials0.97
· DOI :10.1080/15391523.2017.1338167
Adrie A. Koehler4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Purdue University),
Timothy J. Newby21
Estimated H-index: 21
(Purdue University),
Peggy A. Ertmer39
Estimated H-index: 39
(Purdue University)
AbstractAs learners solve complex problems, such as the ones present in case narratives, they need instructional support. Potentially, Web 2.0 applications can be useful to learners during case-based instruction (CBI), as their affordances offer creative and collaborative opportunities. However, there is limited research available on how the affordances of Web 2.0 technologies can be used specifically to support learners as they navigate the problem context presented during CBI. An exploratory descriptive case study approach was utilized to investigate how preservice teachers, participating in CBI, used the educational affordances of Web 2.0 technologies to navigate real-world problems. Findings indicate that while Web 2.0 tools have the potential to facilitate learning during CBI, learners did not always use these tools in the most effective ways. Implications for research and practice are discussed. (Keywords: Web 2.0 tools, case-based instruction, problem solving, preservice teachers)
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#1Matthew J. Koehler (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 30
#2Punyashloke Mishra (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 31
Last.William Cain (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 6
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#1Ayesha Sadaf (Purdue University)H-Index: 8
#2Timothy J. Newby (Purdue University)H-Index: 21
Last.Peggy A. Ertmer (Purdue University)H-Index: 39
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#1Wendy Freeman (RyeU: Ryerson University)H-Index: 2
#2Clare Brett (OISE/UT: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education)H-Index: 12
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