Engaging Virtual Learning Environment System to Enhance Communication and Collaboration Skills among ASEAN Higher Education Learners

Jintavee Khlaisang, Kemmanat Mingsiritham

Abstract


The study aims to design and develop a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) system to enhance the communication and collaboration skills of higher education learners in the ASEAN cultural community. The system was developed based on a literature review of ASEAN to identity its educational goals for 2015, as well as the subjects of open learning, VLE, active learning, activity based learning, ASEAN cultural community, and collaboration and communication skills in 21st century. The results of the literature review were developed into a questionnaire for 400 higher education instructors. The survey results were then tabulated using G* Power and were analyzed using Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) to find the core elements to be developed to be an appropriate VLE system. The resulting system was tested using a sample group of 30 volunteer undergraduate students from 5 ASEAN member countries. Data analysis using t-test dependent indicated that there was statistical difference between pre and post self-assessment scores of the 21st century skills in communication and collaboration at a 0.05 level of significance. The result was consistent with the results of behavior and trace observations and the quality of project assignments produced using the system. The system developed consisted of four elements was approved by experts in the education field.

Keywords


ASEAN; Collaboration; Communication; Higher Education; Virtual Learning Environment

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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