DOI: 10.5176/978-981-08-8227-3_WebTech2011_21

Authors: Songsan Udomsilp

Abstract:
The paper reveals the comparative study between the web technology chosen to support Problem Based Learning (PBL) in the School of Information Technology, Mae Fah Luang University, Chaing Rai province of Thailand. This study has been conducted during November 2010 – January 2011. Those web technologies mentioned were the Learning Management System ( LMS) named WizLearn currently implemented at Mae Fah Luang university and two Social Media platforms ; Google Group and Face book. The function of Project in the menu of WizLearn was explored. In PBL or project based study, students worked in a team of 4-5 persons and teacher worked as a facilitator and monitored how students were learning and working together. The monitoring was one approach to evaluate how students learnt and worked within their own group members, with other groups and as well as when facilitating them . All those activities would give more efficiency and effectiveness to both teachers and students if some web technology can be applicable . That was the main purpose of this project study.

Keywords: LMS; web technology platform; PBL; virtual venue;collaborative learning; learning facilitator; learning monitoring

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