The Design of an Instructional Model using Digital Classroom Communication Networks through a AAA Model for Improving the 21st Century Learning Skills of Undergraduate Students

By Metta Kongkakul and Namon Jeerungsuwan.

Published by The International Journal of Technologies in Learning

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The objective of the research study was to design an instructional model using a digital classroom communication network through AAA model for improving the 21st century learning skills of undergraduate students. The researchers divided the methodology into two steps: 1) the design of the instructional model and 2) the evaluation of the design of the instructional model. The subjects in the research study included five experts in the fields of instructional media design, digital media, and communication, and information technology. All experts were derived from purposive sampling. The research tool was the evaluation form of the model. The instructional model consisted of three main factors, which were: 1) Analysis, 2) Activities, and 3) Assessment of Skills. The learner, device, needs, content, and context were analyzed. Activities consisted of virtual presentations, social media, jigsaw puzzles, cooperative learning, and games. Assessments were made through tests, oral, practice, training, and authentic assessment. The results of model evaluation in terms of suitability by the experts showed that the model was very suitable.

Keywords: Digital Classroom, Communication Network, AAA Model, Learning Skills, 21st Century Learning Skills

International Journal of Technologies in Learning, Volume 20, Issue 3, May 2014, pp.1-6. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: May 20, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 583.151KB)).

Metta Kongkakul

Instructor in Information Technology, Information Technology, Muban Chombueng Rajabhat University, Ratchaburi, -, Thailand

Metta Kongkakul is an instructor in the field of Computer, at the Department of Information Technology, Muban Chombueng Rajabhat University, Thailand. She is also studying for her doctoral degree in the field of Information and Communication Technology for Education, Faculty of Technical Education, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Namon Jeerungsuwan

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Technology, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok, -, Thailand

Namon Jeerungsuwan, Ph.D., is currently a full time Associate Professor at the Department of Educational Technology, Faculty of Technical Education, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand. She has held a position of the Director of Ph.D. Program in Information and Communication Technology for Education since 2011. She was the Head of the Department of Educational Technology, KMUTNB, during 2002-2006. She received her doctoral degree in Instructional Design and Development from University of South Alabama and her master’s degree in Educational Media from Western Oregon University. She also received the award of the Royal Thai Government Scholarship and the award of Kappa Delta Phi. She is the founder committee of the e-Learning Association of Thailand and the member of IEEE.