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The pedagogical enhancement of open education: An examination of problem-based learning
Gurell, Seth · Kuo, Yu Chun · Walker, Andrew

PublishedOctober 2010
JournalThe International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
Volume 11, Issue 3, Pages 95-105
PublisherAthabasca University Press
CountryCanada

ABSTRACT
Open education, as embodied in open educational resources (OER) and OpenCourseWare (OCW), has met and dealt with several key problems. The movement now has a critical mass of available content. Leveraging no small amount of funding and associated development, open education has the tools to collect, disseminate, and support the discovery of open materials. Now that the foundation for openness has been laid, practitioners are experimenting with new kinds of education and pedagogies associated with open content (Weller, 2009; di Savoia, 2009). Problem-based learning is one of many progressive pedagogies that might be combined with open education. This paper defines problem-based learning in the context of open education. Unique challenges are presented and discussed alongside possible solutions, realistic limitations, and calls for implementation in the future to test validity.

Keywords challenges · higher education · open education · pedagogy · problem-based learning

Published atAthabasca
Languageeng
ISSN1492-3831
RefereedYes
Rightsby/3.0
URLhttp://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/886
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