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    Thriving social network for communication on eLearning: exploring gender differences in attitudes 

    Poonsri Vate-U-Lan; Masouras, Panicos (ACM, 2018)

    The main objective of this study was to survey online students’ attitudes towards communication for eLearning on social network sites. This online survey resulted in 896 valid responses. The statistics for interpreting were percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test independent and one-way ANOVA. The average score of the attitude towards using eLearning on social network site was positive (4.23 out of 6, SD=1.10). The findings confirmed that the most popular among social network sites was Facebook. It also found a statistically significant di...
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    STEM: a study in the schools of Dubai, UAE 

    Varughese Kizhakkacharuvil John; Manoj Mechankara Varghese (8th Annual International Conference on Education & e-Learning (EeL 2018), GSTF, ISSN 2251-1814, doi: 10.5176/2251-1814_EeL18.121, 2018-09-24)

    Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is a mode of education to mold scientists, engineers, and technocrats to mitigate the challenges of the 21st century. The STEM curriculum has been designed for school education (K-12) to cultivate the habit of critical thinking and problem solving from childhood. This study has been conducted in the STEM schools of Dubai, UAE to determine the interest of students in pursuing STEM education and STEM career. Also, the effectiveness of teaching and efficiency of teachers have been assessed. The ove...
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    Improving Efficacy of Pre-Recorded Videos in E-Learning Courses 

    Nagi, Kuldeep (2016)

    Since the beginning of this new century eLearning has come a long way. A decade ago, it was perfectly acceptable to just record a Power Point presentation and upload it in the Learning Management System (LM). In 2016, this approach is not viable. It is no longer necessary to force the students to stare at sterile static text. One of biggest influence in eLearning comes from videos. Use of videos has become essential for teaching and learning in online programs and courses. Increasing use of services such as You- Tube has drastically chan...
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    Text Neck Epidemic: a Growing Problem for Smart Phone Users in Thailand 

    Poonsri Vate-U-Lan (2015-12)

    This research study examined the rapid changes in computer user behavior among Thai internet users, and analyzed differences in the computer health risk between desktop users and mobile device users. The emphasis is on “Text Neck” which has become a global epidemic affecting millions of people of all ages using various computer devices. The purpose of this study was to consider the incidence and relationship between health problems, and Thai Internet users’ behavior on computer and smart devices. The main research ins...
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    Academic Use of Forums in eLearning - Perceptions, Findings and Truths 

    Nagi, Kuldeep (2015-07)

    Forums or threaded discussions are one of the most commonly used tools in online teaching. They provide a facility for asynchronous discussion on a particular topic or issue over an extended period of time. Students enrolled in eLearning courses are able to reflect upon their ideas before sharing them with others. eLearning is gradually becoming an alternate way of study for most young people who prefer to use the Internet, portable devices and digital media. While eLearning offers many advantages, it is often seen as faceless media that ...
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    New Social Media and Impact of Fake News on Society 

    Nagi, Kuldeep (2018-06)

    Traditional media consists of mostly nameless and faceless people deciding what does and does not get printed and broadcasted. In this new era of internet and variety of social media, creation and consumption of news and information in our society is changing. Rapid transformation of traditional print media into online portals has become a new trend. On the one hand, the online social media has democratized the means of news production and dissemination, but on the other hand, it has become a breeding ground for false and fake news. Increa...
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    Hospital Service Queue Management System with Wireless Approach 

    Manoon Ngorsed; Poonphon Suesaowaluk (2015-09)

    This paper presents a proposed alternative system for queuing management that could reduce inconvenience to the public. The motivation of this system is depicted from an observation on the people queuing for services in the hospitals and the government offices without committing to the estimated time for their demand. Waiting for the service is counterproductive which consumes an unacceptable amount of productive time for the patients. We develop the system to manage the queue without physically lining up and allow people to monitor their queue...
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    Real Time Process Analysis System in Electronic Components Manufacturing 

    Poonphon Suesaowaluk (2013)

    A simplified process monitoring system is implemented for process performance analysis. The concept of system is designed to deal with the reuse information from conventional measurement inspection of electronic piece parts. The analytical process depicts the principle of Statistical Process Control (SPC) to manipulate the preliminary data in the database from measurement machines in a real-time manner. The system will firstly generate a comparison graphical data from a particular process which then produces an identical product from the multip...
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    USING LEARNING ANALYTIC (LA) TOOLS TO ENHANCE QUALITY OF HANDS ON ACTIVITIES (HOAs) IN ONLINE TECHNOLOGY COURSES 

    Nagi, Kuldeep; Santithorn Banchua (iSTEM 2017, 2017-07-13)

    In the last few years, there has been a proliferation of online Information Technology (IT) and management related programs in many Thai universities. Big data analytic has turned into a new science in refining businesses strategies. But there is a lack of strategy when it comes to analyzing the data captured in various Learning Management System used for hosting the course contents. This case study provides an insight into how to use of Moodle “Reports” as a Learning Analytic (LA) tool for analyzing the use of Hands-on-Activities (HOAs), lab a...
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    NEED FOR NEW SMAC (SOCIAL-MOBILE-ANALYTIC-CLOUD) BASED EDUCATION FOR THAI YOUTH TO PARTICIPATE IN DIGITAL ECONOMY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 

    Nagi, Kuldeep (iSTEM, 2016-06-20)

    Educators and employers in most countries are getting uneasy on many fronts because of hurdles created by old-economy based academic curricula and traditional mode of face-to-face (F2F) teaching which dominated education for the last two centuries. In this new century, innovations such as the Internet of Things (IoT), increased expansion of 3G/4G networks and exponential growth in the use of portable and smart devices is forcing many countries to upgrade their educational system with a specific focus on SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud...
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    Quality of MBA Programs-Challenges for Thai Universities in the New ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 

    Nagi, Kuldeep (Journal of Science and Technology, 2016-12-20)

    Thailand as a country has been experiencing rapid increases in student enrollments in higher education. This has also led to creation of a variety of MBA programs. While it is largely debated, it is possible that the demand for MBA degrees would continue to grow. Although MBA programs in Thailand are proliferating but institutions with a good brand value are still lacking. The problem of MBA programs is more than rapid proliferation of below average management institutions. They impart substandard training through inefficient processes to young...
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    eLearning Adoption and eLearning Satisfaction of Learners: A case study of Management Program in a University of Thailand 

    John, Varughese Kizhakkacharuvil; Duangta Duangekanong (2018-01-25)

    This study investigates eLearning mode of learning in Master of Science in Management (MSM) program at a University in Thailand. The School has adopted the open source software ‘MOODLE’ for its engine of Learning Management System (LMS) by customizing it with video and interactive features, since its inception in 2004. This study is based on the basic proposition that Learners’ adoption of e-learning dependent on its effectiveness and usefulness, and their perceived satisfaction. The theoretical foundation of the study has been one of the empir...
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    E-Assessment: an E-Business Enabler in Higher Education 

    Masouras, Panicos; Poonsri Vate-U-Lan (2016-11-17)

    In the context of higher education, e-business can be viewed as the series of interconnected processes initiated with student application for entry and completed upon graduation. While e-learning is an integral component of this process, the assessment component remains primarily manual. This leads to an educational paradox whereby students are encouraged to e-learn, on one hand, while they are imposed in old-fashioned assessment practices, on the other. It also establishes a business paradox whereby universities strive to maximize their financ...
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    The Oxymoron of Serious Games in eLearning: Gender Differences from an Internet-based Survey in Thailand 

    Poonsri Vate-U-Lan (2017-04)

    This research study examined gender attitudes towards playing serous games in eLearning contexts as there is a lack of comprehensive reports and academic commentary on how to apply and link serious games effectively to learning. The results were based on a large scale Internet-based survey, which involved 803 participants drawn from every region in Thailand. Sixtyone per cent of participants were females (61.2%) and the majority of them were teenagers and adult (36.8% and 24.1% respectively). The survey sought information on participants’ a...
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    Phygital Learning Concept: From Big to Smart Data 

    Poonsri Vate-U-Lan; Quigley, Donna; Masouras, Panicos (2016-12-15)

    ‘Phygital’ or physical plus digital, is a combination of a physical circumstances or tangible objects and digital or online technology-driven experience. This paper introduces a challenge on potential phygital learning environments that may induce superior learning experiences for students as compared to experienced realized through either physical or digital experiences. ‘Phygital learning’ is a novel design concept to induce a new dimension of learning experiences while students interact with the physical context simultaneously as the digital...
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    Internet of things in agriculture: a case study of smart dairy farming in Ontario, Canada 

    Poonsri Vate-U-Lan; Quigley, Donna; Masouras, Panicos (2017)

    The objective of this paper is to report a case study of smart dairy farming in Ontario, Canada which is the future of food production and ways that advancements related to the Internet of Things (IoT). It is impacting upon agricultural practice in the form of smart farming. Smart farming is the practice of intelligent agricultural management based upon technological data gathering farm practice for the purpose of increased levels of quality, production, and environmental protection. This paper will illustrate one example whereby partnersh...
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    Using Learning Management System (LMS) activity logs for developing a framework for improving the core components of an eLearning course 

    Nagi, Kuldeep; Srisakdi Charmonman (De La Salle University Manila, 2009)

    Quality of eLearning components is becoming a key issue in a virtual leaning environment. The main objective of this paper is to provide educators and content experts a better understanding of the significance of usage of Learning Objects (LOs) or core components provided in an eLearning courseware. Most significant outcome of this work is to share a few statistical techniques to analyze the usage of various learning objects (LOs) or components for improving the quality of eLearning courseware. This work is accomplished by capturing the stud...
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    Using emergent techologies for facilitating engaged learning in a virtual leaning environment (VLE) 

    Poonsri Vate-U-Lan; Nagi, Kuldeep (2009-03)

    The main purposes of this paper is to explore the significance of emerging technologies for engaging and enhancing interactive eLearning . We begin by highlighting the characteritics of the new Interaction Age that suggest a shift in the creation, usage and applications of digital content. We review a set of technologies and trends such as Google Applications, Cloud computing, Virtual Reality, and ubiquitous learning via iTune U using mobile devices. These technologies are among those at the leading edge of innovation and hold promise for th...
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