International Conference on Problem Based Learning, CPBL2012 was held in Rovaniemi 12th – 13th April 2012. Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences organized the conference with the Finnish Society for Problem-Based Learning Probell and the University of Lapland.
The theme of the conference was Competence and Problem Based Learning – Experience, Learning and Future. The keynote speakers were Prof. Maggi Savin-Baden from Coventry University UK and Prof. Anette Kolmos from Aalborg University, Denmark. The participants, altogether 115 game from 13 different countries.
One of the most interesting questions in the conference was how to adapt new pedagogical methods in teaching the working life competencies (EQF levels 6 and 7), also in business and in industry.
Social media is the new way of connectivism in the learning processes. The connectivism means that industry, students and schools are producing and sharing knowledge virtual on the same platform. Virtual world helps the collaboration of the parties and gives plenty of possibilities to go through the PBL- process (Barrett and Moore 2010).
PBL and social media was topic in several paper sessions and workshops at the conference. Learning using Second life, Qwiki, World of Warcraft, Spotify, Twoppy, wikis, blogs, interactive tables and cloud labs was discussed.
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Barrett, T. & Moore, S. (ed.) 2010. New Approaches to Problem-based-learning. Revitalising Your Practice in Higher Educatation. Routledge.