Problem-based learning

Problem-based learning helps students online and face-to-face

Andrea Quenette wants to ensure that when students go out into the world professionally, they are ready to face obstacles and challenges.

Quenette, assistant professor of communication studies at Indiana University East, is researching how problem-based learning may differently impact students taking courses online or face-to-face. The teaching technique, she says, is one that is frequently used in applied sciences but could be implemented more in the fields of social sciences and communications.

My passion is to make learning in higher education more approachable and realistic for students so when they graduate they have actually practiced some situations like the ones they might encounter in the real world, as they relate to communication or mass communication.

Andrea Quenette, assistant professor of communication studies at Indiana University East