Course design and student responses to an online PBL course in 3D modelling for mining engineers

  • Iain McAlpine The University of New South Wales
  • Phillip Stothard The University of New South Wales

Abstract

To enhance a course in 3D Virtual Reality (3D VR) modelling for mining engineers, and to create the potential for off campus students to fully engage with the course, a problem based learning (PBL) approach was applied to the course design and all materials and learning activities were provided online. This paper outlines some of the theoretical background to online learning and PBL and its application to computer based courseware design and development. The application of this approach to the 3D VR modelling course is described. Evaluation data on student perceptions of the learning processes associated with PBL are included.

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Author Biographies

Iain McAlpine, The University of New South Wales
Educational Development and Technology Centre, The University of New South Wales
Phillip Stothard, The University of New South Wales
School of Mining Engineering, The University of New South Wales
Published
2005-10-14
How to Cite
McAlpine, I., & Stothard, P. (2005). Course design and student responses to an online PBL course in 3D modelling for mining engineers. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 21(3). https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.1324