Combining Web 2.0 Technology and Problem-Based Learning in a Blended Learning Environment Articles uri icon

publication date

  • July 2009

start page

  • 221

end page

  • 231

issue

  • 2-3

volume

  • 19

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 1560-4624

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 1741-5055

abstract

  • The evolution seen on the Web during the last few years has put the users in the center of the interaction. A similar tendency is perceived in education, thus making the combination of Web 2.0 technology and learning a natural setting. But, simply deploying Web 2.0 tools in a learning environment is no guarantee of success. In this document, the deployment of these tools in a course based on problem-based learning is explained. The course required intense interaction between a group of students and tutors collectively solving five different problems. A Learning Management System enhanced with Web 2.0 tools was used to host all the interaction. The results were extremely positive. Students used the tools to extend the interaction between the face-to-face meetings and a rich set of documents were collectively created.