Problem-Based Learning in Multimodal Learning Environments: Learners’ Technology Adoption Experiences

Ioannou, Andri, Vasiliou, Christina and Zaphiris, Panayiotis (2016) Problem-Based Learning in Multimodal Learning Environments: Learners’ Technology Adoption Experiences. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 54 (7). pp. 1022-1040. ISSN 0735-6331

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In this study, we enhanced a problem-based learning (PBL) environment with affordable, everyday technologies that can be found in most university classrooms (e.g., projectors, tablets, students’ own smartphones, traditional paper–pencil, and Facebook). The study was conducted over a 3-year period, with 60 postgraduate learners in a human–computer interaction course, following a PBL approach to teaching and learning. First, this article contributes a detailed description of how PBL can be enacted in a multimodal, technology-rich classroom. Second, the study presents evaluation data on learners’ technology adoption experience while engaging in PBL. Overall, the participants positively endorsed the learning environment, rating their experience highly on scales of communication and interaction, reflection, perceived learning, and satisfaction. In addition, quantitative content analysis of Facebook use documented how the physical and digital tools in the environment, coupled with the capability of Facebook as a recordkeeping and communication tool, were integral part of the PBL process.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P900 Others in Mass Communications and Documentation
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2018 08:26
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 14:10

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