PLATE Workbench: A PBL Authoring Tool

  • Yongwu Miao
  • Mohammed Samaka
  • Disi Wang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8719)


For most practitioners it is problematic to design an online or blended problem-based learning (PBL) unit within an increasingly complex learning context. This paper presents the development and application of a PBL authoring tool. It was based on a PBL-specific modeling language that offers expressive power through appropriate notations and abstractions focused on and restricted to PBL. In comparison with IMS-LD authoring tools, it provides more specific support for the design of online or blended PBL units.


PBL learning design IMS-LD PBL authoring tool PBL script 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yongwu Miao
    • 1
  • Mohammed Samaka
    • 2
  • Disi Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computational and Cognitive SciencesUniversity of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany
  2. 2.Computer Science and Engineering DepartmentQatar UniversityDohaQatar

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