In Problem-Based Case Learning (PBCL), students work in teams to develop and present solutions to real-world problems. In this video from Making Learning Real, a Web design class's problem is to build a Web site for a local retail business. The business partner has delivered content for the site and approved designs, allowing students to begin writing HTML code. Students communicate frequently with the business partner and their classmates to be sure they are meeting the needs of the project. The video concludes with the business partner expressing her satisfaction with the students’ work.
The Problem-Based Case Learning (PBCL) process unfolds in nine stages. At first, a real business problem is identified and presented to students. Working in teams, students analyze the problem and conduct research.
In this sixth stage, Resource Development, students make sure the information they have is accurate and relevant, and they seek answers when they need to know more. Students then apply this information to hypothesizing and developing solutions.
In-depth communication with the business partner ensures that students clearly understand the partner’s needs, and that their proposed solutions match these needs. Approvals from the partner allow the students to move forward to the next stage in the PBCL cycle: Test Points.
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