Panel Discussion: Using Problem-Based, Real-World Activities in Online Classes

Join this panel discussion for an opportunity to hear from several faculty who have taught online using Problem-Based Learning where they use real-world activities to engage students in a collaborative learning process. Participants will have the opportunity to ask panel members specific questions on their experiences teaching this way.

By Lani Uyeno

Lani Uyeno, Professor, Leeward Community College. Lani teaches writing and reading at Leeward CC.  She has both bachelors and masters degrees in English Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and has taught developmental and college-level reading and writing courses for 30+ years.  Her English 211 course, Autobiographical Writing, is a Problem-Based Learning course in which students are interns at an online company that provides support to memoir writers. She has presented at several national and international conferences on her use of Problem-Based Learning and teamwork in her classes.

By Peter Leong

Dr. Peter Leong is an Associate Professor with the Department of Educational Technology (ETEC) where he has worked since 2008. A native of Malaysia, he received his Ph.D. in Communication & Information Sciences from the University of Hawaii-Manoa. He also holds a M.Ed. in Educational Technology and a M.S. degree in Travel Industry Management. Dr. Leong has extensive experience in the development and delivery of online courses and distance education. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses which cover topics including quantitative research methods, instructional design, educational technology in informal learning environments as well as teaching and learning in virtual worlds. Dr. Leong was honored as one of Hawaii’s 2007 top high-technology leaders and was recently recognized with the University of Hawaii Board of Regents’ Medal for Teaching Excellence award in 2012. Dr. Leong publications include articles in Distance Education,Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, and the International Journal of Design Education. His research interests include student satisfaction with online learning, faculty support for technology integration, technologies for distance education and teaching & learning in virtual worlds.

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