IJIET 2014 Vol.4(2): 172-175 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2014.V4.392

A Perspective on Blended-Learning Approach through Course Management System: Thailand‟s Case Study

Nalin Simasathiansophon

Abstract—Blended-learning approaches are now widely used in Thai education. Most of schools and universities have attempted to use the innovative learning approach to interact with students as well as to deliver education resources to them. E-learning, for instance, has been commonly combined with traditional classroom setting. One of the most popular e-learning techniques that has been adopted in Thai education is course management system (CMS).Recently, course management system plays the important role for students who require a time schedule flexibility. This has also created more chances for student interactions with teachers as well as peers through online discussion site. Furthermore, using CMS allows students to access the contents anytime from inside and outside the classroom.This study analyses the perspective of students and teachers on CMS; discusses benefits and challenges of blended-learning approach; recommendshow to effectivelyadapt traditional classroom setting with blended-learning.The results illustrated positively perspective from both students and teachers. However, active learning environment and responsibility of students should be enhanced when adapting blended-learning approach.

Index Terms—Blended-learning approach, course management system, e-learning, education technology.

Nalin Simasathiansophon is with International College, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, 1 U-Thong Nok Rd., Dusit, Bangkok, 10300, Thailand (e-mail: nalin.si@ssru.ac.th, and nalin.sima@gmail.com).

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Cite: Nalin Simasathiansophon, "A Perspective on Blended-Learning Approach through Course Management System: Thailand‟s Case Study," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 172-175, 2014.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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