Problem-based learning is one instructional approach that encourages students to become active learners and to take responsibility for their learning. This paper describes a trial of problem-based learning and its subsequent adoption in an introductory systems analysis and design subject with first year undergraduate information systems students. The paper raises a number of issues that arose for both staff and students. Some of the issues discussed include: a new approach to learning, design of teaching space, group work, assessment of process skills, attendance, facilitation and small group teaching, time and problem setting.
Bentley, John, "Introductory Systems Analysis and Design: a problem-based learning approach" (2002). ACIS 2002 Proceedings. Paper 47.