As editor of The Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, I wanted to give a quick update as to where folks are finding value. In July 2013, IJPBL had 6349 full-text downloads. The most popular papers were:
- Overview of Problem-based Learning: Deﬁnitions and Distinctions (1107 downloads)
- When is PBL More Effective? A Meta-synthesis of Meta-analyses Comparing PBL to Conventional Classrooms (554 downloads)
- Goals and Strategies of a Problem-based Learning Facilitator (333 downloads)
IJPBL is an open access journal focusing on inquiry methods, including problem-based learning, project-based learning, case-based learning, anchored instruction, and inquiry. Our journal continues to be rigorous with an acceptance rate between 6 t0 16%.
As a reminder, this past spring we began a new section in IJPBL to highlight the implementations of inquiry by individuals, teachers and faculty members, schools, departments, and districts. These “Voices from the Field” articles focus on implementation, are highly contextualized, and include reflections and lessons learned. You can see the call for manuscripts at http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/ijpbl/vol7/iss1/12/.