The Effect of Project-Based Learning Using Cloud Computing to Enhance Collaborative Skills

Abstract

Learning by doing is an ideal key factor for acquiring knowledge of people through practice from their own experiences. It would introduce a beneficial outcome to students as the learning ability. Thus, this study investigated the effect of combining a Project-Based Learning (PjBL) with Cloud Computing on students' collaborative skills in an undergraduate course. Based on the PjBL, the model of learning and teaching was designed with seven steps using the cloud computing including six components as a tool for learning management and organizing the PjBL activities to increase motivation and collaborative learning. Thirty-three undergraduate students who registered a Computer Graphic course on Computer Education were incorporated to work as groups and required to complete the PjBL project. The students were assigned to create projects using tools on the cloud computing. The teacher acted as a facilitator and provided the students with a good learning environment. Results indicated that the learning and teaching method provided a positive impact on the development of collaborative skills.



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Siripon Saenboonsong, Phranakhon Si Ayutthaya Rajabhat University, Thailand

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Conference: CHER-HongKong2018
Stream: Questing for innovation and entrepreneurship: Curriculum design and student learning

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