About Case Based Learning

cbl.rit.edu is a repository for Case Based Learning materials developed at, or in collaboration with, the MAGIC Center and METAL Lab at the Rochester Institute of Technology.



Case Based Learning, and variations like Problem Based Learning, utilize an educational approach based on the notion that realistic and real-world cases provide an excellent context for learning.


CBL is widely used for teaching in Law, Medicine, Information Technology, Psychology, and other fields where problem solving and understanding the human component is important.


Here in the MAGIC Center at RIT we have developed the web-based tools for creating and using online Case Based Learning materials. Chief among these is the Molly web development framework.


This site and the Molly web development framework used to build the cases were developed by Ronald P. Vullo, Ph.D. of the Department of Information Sciences and Technologies and MAGIC (Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity) Center. Dr. Vullo has extensive experience in the areas of web development, information sciences, education,


as well as medical informatics, dental informatics and educational applications development. His Molly web framework has been used in the development of electronic health record prototypes, mobile web apps, distance learning tools, online communities, virtual reality environments, and myriad other web applications and services.