WikiEdProfessional eLearning Guidebook/Pedagogical designs for eLearning/Pedagogical designs for optimizing e-learning/Case-based learning

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In case-based learning, a case serves to provide the context and anchor for all learning and teaching activities (see Lynn, 1996: Rangan, 1995; Carrol & Rosson, 2005). Cases have been very widely used in the study and teaching of Law, Business, Accounting and Economics. In these instances, students are required to use the case to explore issues, concepts and problems that they are likely to encounter.

Cases that stand to optimize learning and teaching opportunities are those that have the richness, complexity and variety that is embedded in real life situations and encounters. It is therefore most important that the cases that are selected for study and teaching are carefully selected to match the intended learning outcomes for the subject.