One of the purposes of the research on the “The Development of problem based learning model via virtual classroom” was to study the problem of learning photography for a Communication Arts module. The results of this research will be used to create a virtual classroom for photography as part of aCommunication Arts module for the faculty of Communication Arts at Kasembundit University. First of all, the results from the focus group of the instructors who taught photography for the Communication Arts module indicated the current conditions and problems in the teaching and learning process such as lectures, presentations, field trips and guest lectures. There was also a problem of student inequalities, instructors that did not have enough time to prepare the lectures, and lack of a new notion, including teaching materials that prevented the ability to present the information in various ways and the lack of interaction with individual students. Furthermore, many students lacked the equipment to study such as a cameras and rarely had chance to practice in the module. Second, the interview for students and instructors that had knowledge, noted that they could pass on the information very well but without teaching techniques that helped stimulate students' interest. Sometimes, the instructor could not answer the question immediately because of the numbers of students in the group as well as the lack of equipment in the studio to practice.
Rojana Phungsuk, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
Stream: Virtual and personal learning environments
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