Improving Efficiency And Effectiveness Of Learning

1093 Words Jul 23rd, 2015 5 Pages
Introduction
In the past decade, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has developed its potential to enable national economic, social, and educational development. Online learning has been promoted as being most effective, more convenient, and providing increased opportunities for the lifelong learner (Olson and Wisher, 2002; Richardson and Swan, 2003).
In Thailand, the government started educational reform the 2nd in the 2002 National Education Act (NEA). The purpose of this reform focused on improving efficiency and effectiveness of learning. Students were encouraged to become creative and critical thinkers, acquire facility with information technologies, and improve their learning and individual potential based on the
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Furthermore, the systems user friendly and has easy access to a variety of applications. The systems communicate rapidly have a space to access databases and there is no charge. Cloud computing technologies also encourage students to have active engagement, collaboration, and participation in their learning.
Therefore, one interesting aspect of cloud computing is a collaborative learning model. This system allows the user to access a fast internet connection without a requirement for hardware and an operating system (Bhaskar, Choi, Ian, 2009), (Mariana & Merwe, 2011). In addition, cloud computing is support learning connect any devices for learning, both smartphones, tablets and other connected devices. This system allows learners to access content and joint activities anytime and anywhere. Also, the ability of the cloud computing is a new way to develop innovative teaching and learning. This study is focused on developing a collaborative learning model to enhance Information and Communications Technology (ICT) competencies.

Research Question
1) How to design and develop collaborative learning via cloud computing model to improve Information and Communications Technology (ICT) competencies?
2) What are the impacts on teaching and learning using collaborative learning model via cloud computing?
3) What are the results of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) competencies when used collaborative learning via the cloud
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