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e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning by Richard E. Mayer, Ruth C. Clark

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14.6. Evidence for Job-Specific Problem-Solving Training

Unfortunately, there has not been sufficient empirical research on the effectiveness of case-based learning approaches to make definitive statements about their use. We need to know that, in general, they are effective, which features of case-based learning are most relevant to building thinking skills, and also how case-based learning compares with more traditional approaches using a receptive or directive training design. In this section we review limited evidence that supports the power of case-based guided discovery e-learning.

14.6.1. Evidence from BioWorld

Lajoie, Lavigne, Guerrera, and Munsie (2001) report results of a field trial with BioWorld in which they evaluated how pairs ...

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