Conference paper Open Access
The general hypothesis guiding our work consists in considering that applying the conceived distributed Problem Based Learning (dPBL) requires computerized environments developed on a strong theoretical basis. Therefore there are two chosen theories: the activity theory and the action theory. Our goal was to study these two theories effects on learning environments design, and to see if they could propose fields for educational exploitation of the dPBL method? Our study is based on two axes: theoretical and analytical. The first axis is consecrated for a general definition of the PBL method and concluded by proposing a prior evaluation chart for the learning’s computerized environments. As for the second axis, it’s consecrated for the analysis of the following three products, CROCODILE, SHAMSH, SCARCE.