Case Study: Engaging students using online problem based learning

In this case study, a tutor from HWB shared her experiences of using an online problem based learning approach to promote the development of intrapreneurial (an individual intention or drive to innovate within an organisation, developing and implementing novel solutions to organisational problems) skills in health professionals undertaking a postgraduate module.

The tutor found that by setting problem scenarios via the module Blackboard site students were able to engage in their own research resulting in the identification of solutions to authentic workplace problems.

In addition to the development of problem solving skills, students had an opportunity to collaborate, network and to engage with learning beyond the confines of the module materials. Students were very positive about the use of this approach and the tutor recommends other academic staff to try the approach as it has potential to enhance student experience.

You can read more about this approach by reading the two-page case study entitled: Engaging students using online problem based learning.

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