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OLC Innovate 2016 - Innovations in Blended and Online Learning
April 20-22, 2016 | New Orleans, LA | Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

Hy-PBL: Best Practices to Develop Problem-Based Learning for Blended Learning Environments

Leanne Riseley (Leeward Community College, USA)
Lani Uyeno (Leeward Community College, USA)
Peter W.K. Leong (University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA)
Session Information
July 9, 2014 - 11:20am
Teaching & Learning Effectiveness
Areas of Special Interest: 
Innovative Blends
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Best Practices
Institutional Level: 
Multiple Levels
Audience Level: 
Session Type: 
Information Session
Plaza Court 1
Session Duration: 
50 Minutes
Information Session 6

This presentation will highlight best practices to develop Problem-Based Learning (PBL) modules for blended/hybrid learning environments. PBL increases learning effectiveness and flexibility.

Extended Abstract

Employers are looking for employees with 21st Century skills, including teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and creativity. Problem-based learning (PBL), a student-centered pedagogy, allows students to learn about a subject through the experience of problem solving. PBL tasks include unstructured challenges from the supervisor (instructor) to the employee (student). While working through their PBL tasks, students learn the course content while becoming skilled communicators and problem solvers.

By pairing problem-based learning with the use of technology, our role as instructors have changed. Previously, as instructors, we enforced deadlines, graded projects, and set the standards for the projects. Now, as we take on the role of the manager and students as employees, we work alongside students to help them meet their goals of producing quality work.

Presenters will model a PBL task by having the audience actively engaged in a problem-solving activity. This will be followed by participants creating a PBL task they can use in their own hybrid class. Thus gaining insight on the thought and planning processes for designing blended PBL modules.

Note: We would appreciate Internet connectivity for participants to engage the audience in active learning.

Lead Presenter

Leanne Riseley, Professor CC, Leeward Community College, 96-045 Ala Ike, Pearl City, HI 96782, 808-455-0676, 808-455-0473, leannech@hawaii.edu, Leanne Riseley is the Educational Media Center Coordinator at Leeward CC where she oversees Distance Learning, Technology Training, and Video Production. She studied Engineering at University of Colorado, Boulder and Educational Technology at University of Hawaii, Manoa. She has been working to enhance education with the use of technology for over ten years. She has been teaching Computer Science online for the last four years, recently integrating Scenario-Based Learning (SBL) into her online course.


This will be an active learning session. Participants will participate in the Problem-Based Learning scenario.