Problem based learning over the internet
The main goal of this paper is to discuss a new form of learning that would be appropriate for application in Learning Management Systems utilized in distance education courses over the Internet. It is supposed to be good for both individual and group study. In such an online learning, it is as a rule assumed, that students carry out a lot of self-study. To make that productive and not wasteful the self-study should be accompanied by solving problems in a virtual classroom. Accordingly, one such a new method of learning is problem-based learning. It can be easily implemented in the form of discussion forums. Students ought to be required to solve problems, present and discuss them in a very specific manner in a web-based discussion forum. An example of problem based-learning will be provided.