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Peg Ertmer

Professor Emerita Learning Design & TechnologyCurriculum and Instruction

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Professor Ertmer’s scholarship focuses on the impact that student-centered instructional approaches and strategies have on learning. Activities that support this focus include research on the impact of case-based instruction on higher-order thinking skills; the effectiveness of a student-centered, problem-based learning approach to technology integration and STEM education; and strategies for facilitating higher-order thinking and self-regulated learning in online learning environments. Additional efforts are directed toward helping students become expert instructional designers through the use of case- and problem-based learning methods. As the founding editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of PBL (Problem-Based Learning), Dr. Ertmer is regarded as a leading expert in this area.

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