The Story of our Idea

Learning through case solving, which is at the core of Nobula Case Creator, is not a novelty in education.

The idea is based on problem-based learning (PBL) and case-based learning (CBL), which dates back to the late 1960s in medicine. The McMaster University in Canada was the first to use PBL as an approach to medical education focused on students. Of course, the functionalities were not even close to those of Nobula Case Creator.

Furthermore, the inspiration for creating Nobula Case Creator did not come only from the academic world. The legendary Dr. House was also a source of inspiration. In this cult TV show, Dr. House’s team gathers information about the patient and symptoms and conducts various tests to obtain as much information as possible about the patient’s health status. As part of this process, Dr. House and his team ask the patient and his collaborators questions to obtain as much information as possible about the possible causes of the symptoms. Then, the team discusses all the information and symptoms to reach a diagnosis. To succeed in this, diagnostic skills and experience are crucial.

This dynamic way of arriving at a solution is one of the goals of Nobula Case Creator, that users apply their knowledge in practice in an innovative way.

Sunčana Orešić presented a detailed story about our idea at the MedRi 2023 conference:

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