This video from Making Learning Real about Problem-Based Case Learning (PBCL) shows one class's PBCL experience from the start of class through mid-semester. A Web design instructor works with a small business development center to find a local business partner. The center matches the instructor with a clothing store owner. The instructor and the business owner formulate the problem: the business needs a Web site. Students meet several times with the owner and create web designs that she approves. The students then begin building the Web site.
In Problem-Based Case Learning (PBCL), students apply their knowledge to real-world problems. In this video, the instructor begins the PBCL process by finding a business partner who needs a problem solved. This is called the Course/Business Matching stage. The instructor and business partner shape and then pose the problem to students.
In another stage of the process, students develop, test, and revise potential solutions. They present their solutions to the business partner. The business partner and instructor then give students feedback, allowing for another round of revisions.
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