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The development of Rich Learning Environment on Web to Support Knowledge Construction based on meaning making for industrial and technology education students

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Yampinij, S. ; Dept. of Educ. Commun. & Technol., King Mongkut''s Univ. of Technol. Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand

The objectives of this research were to develop Rich Learning Environment on Web to Support Knowledge Construction based on meaning making to study about knowledge construction of learners, study learning achievement of learners, and study learners' opinions. The target group was 40 fourth-year undergraduate students in the Department of Educational Communications and Technology, faculty of Industrial Education and Technology, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi. The results of the development of Rich Learning Environment on Web consisted of seven important elements; 1) Authentic Problem based, 2) Development center meaning making, 3) Resources, 4) Related Cases, 5) Sharing Knowledge, 6) Scaffolding, and 7) Coaching. Moreover, the result of evaluation of efficacy was found that constructed learning environment can support learners to construct knowledge according to principles of meaning making. It started from experience phenomena by learners who face the experiences about the relevant situations. Then, the content was interpreted together with their old experiences or called `interpreted experience'. The result of learning achievement was found that the target had higher learning achievement. Finally, the result of learners' opinions for Rich Learning Environment was found that it can enhance and develop learners to construct knowledge.

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Computer Technology and Development (ICCTD), 2010 2nd International Conference on

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2-4 Nov. 2010