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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
    • Abstracting/ Indexing: EI (INSPEC, IET), Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar, Crossref and ProQuest
    • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net
Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
QUniversity, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good-quality papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the related fields.

IJIET 2015 Vol.5(7): 502-506 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.557

Factors of Virtual Classroom to Enhance Online Learning in Multicultural Society for Pre-Service Teacher Students

Ophat Kaosaiyaporn, Wasant Atisabda, Jirawan Plodkaew, and Jatuporn Promrak
Abstract—This study aimed to analyze factors of virtual classroom to enhance online learning in multicultural society for pre-service teacher students. The sample consisted of 237 administrators, instructors and students who were teaching and studying at Faculty of Education Prince of Songkla University and the study was divided into two phases: The first phase was to analyze and synthesize literature and documents relating to the development of a virtual classroom for distance education for undergraduate teacher students and the second phase was to analyze factors for a virtual classroom for distance Education for pre-service teacher students. The research findings indicated that the virtual classroom for distance education for pre-service teacher students consisted of eight factors: 1) Factor of virtual classroom system, 2) Factor of element of virtual classroom, 3) Factor of virtual classroom management, 4) Factor of learning activities and knowledge management on virtual classroom, 5) Factor of learning experiences management, 6) Factor of virtual classroom development, 7) Factor of supporting to seft-directed learning system, and 8) Factor of knowledge creation and knowledge reflection.

Index Terms—Virtual classroom, online learning, teacher education, multicultural education, pre-service teacher education, educational technology in higher education.

The authors are with the Department of Educational Technology, Faculty of Education, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand (e-mail: ophat.k@psu.ac.th, vassan.a@psu.ac.th, plodkaew28@gmail.com, tang_35343@hotmail.com).

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Cite: Ophat Kaosaiyaporn, Wasant Atisabda, Jirawan Plodkaew, and Jatuporn Promrak, "Factors of Virtual Classroom to Enhance Online Learning in Multicultural Society for Pre-Service Teacher Students," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 7, pp. 502-506, 2015.

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