Authors: Apiradee Putpuek and Paiboon Kiattikomol
Object-oriented analysis and design is an important component of the curriculum for a bachelor’s degree in computer science and information technology. Face-to-face is a general technique that is mostly used in this subject. However, the teaching content comes from the teacher only, which may cause fast learning students to feel bored. Hence, a more effective learning technique and model are needed. In this work, a combination of collaborative and blended learning is presented. The objectives are to synthesize and evaluate the learning model of “think-pair-share” collaborative learning with student team achievement division (STAD) competition under conditions of blended learning, i.e. both online and offline learning. In the synthesis step, the interviews and questionnaires employed to collect data from 21 experts are based on Delphi research technique. Next, the evaluation step employs an evaluation form as a research tools to collect data from nine experts. The information analysis of both steps employs the following statistical measures: median, standard deviation and inter quartile range. From the results of the synthesis step, the learning model consists of four main procedures: preparation stage, introduction, blended learning procedure, and summary and learning achievement evaluation. Finally, nine experts agreed that this learning model has “more” or “most” respectability levels.
Keywords: Collaborative learning, Think-pair-share, STAD - Student team achievement division, Blended learning, Delphi technique, Learning model