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UML Modeling for Cooperative Problem-Based Learning Situations: Towards Educational Components

UML Modeling for Cooperative Problem-Based Learning Situations: Towards Educational Components
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Author(s): Pierre Laforcade (Universite de Pau, France) and Franck Barbier (Universite de Pau, France)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 4
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch238
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330

Abstract

Problem-Based Learning Situations require accurate template models in which the roles of tutor and learner participate in varied codified cooperative activities. This paper discusses the use of the UML to first build such customizable models, and next to derive Educational Software Components from models. The paper contributes to reduce the lack of flexibility in open distance learning tools where distribution of components applies with some difficulty. It is on purpose introduced the designer role for problem-based learning situations. This designer aims to assemble educational components in order to offer computer-aided learning supports. Model examples and techniques to implement components are also briefly evoked.

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