9th EBA Open Seminar Report – IT and EDUCATION

The 9th EBA Consortium Open Seminar, hosted by Chulalongkorn University on May 7th 2014, provided a series of lectures on the topic of IT and Education. EBA Consortium would like to express thanks to the host- Chulalongkorn University and to the participants including:

  • Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • University of the Philippines (UP)
  • Keio University (KEIO) (Hiyoshi Campus and SFC Campus)
9th EBA Open Seminar from Keio- SFC end

9th EBA Open Seminar from Keio- SFC end

Session 1: Views and Experiences on an In-house LMS development

Associate Professor. Dr. Atiwong Suchato

The presentation discusses about the application of Learning Management System (LMS) into the school environment and introduces In-House LMS as a friendly alternative to licensed-commercial LMS. Lecture courses that use LMS in Chulalongkorn Univeristy still stays at a modest number, 22%, in which 1,200 courses employ licensed-commercial LMS and only 150 employ In-House LMS. The university expects to bring this number to 30% this year. Comparing these two types of LMS, In-house LMS, despite its limited features, is of much lower cost for both annual license and maintenance cost and more importantly, can be customized to respond to the local needs of both teachers and students. CourseVille, a home-product developed of Chula, is also introduced at the end of the presentation as an example for In-house LMS.

 Dr. Atiwong Suchato is presenting  In-House LMS Development

Dr. Atiwong Suchato is presenting In-House LMS Development

Session 2: Co-Creation& Creative Learning Space- iSCALE classroom

Assist. Prof. Dr. Angkee Sripakagorn

The presentation introduces the model of i-SCALE classroom in order to change the school environment from “reductionist, individual, teaching, dictation, absorption” to “integrative, team, learning, co-creation, creative”. Active learning, collaborative learning, time-on tasks, instant feedbacks, learning space are necessary conditions for iSCALE classroom. iSCALE classroom design includes classrooms of flexibility, social space, student-centered technologies, flipped classrooms (using LMS), workspace customized for each activities, learning corridor and creative elements.

Session 3: Augmented Reality in Teaching/ Learning Media

Dr. Supasate Choochaisri

The presentation discusses on how Augmented Reality (AR) is used to enhance teaching/ learning media and presentation of the production of AR-enhanced media at Chulalongkorn University. This tool finds potentially wide application in many areas like in Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of science (Integration visualization), Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy, to name a few. AR is useful in helping teachers better at explaining and students better at understanding contents of lectures.

Dr. Supasate Choochaisri is presenting AR in Teaching/Learning Media

Dr. Supasate Choochaisri is presenting AR in Teaching/Learning Media

The 10th Open Seminar will be hosted by University of the Philippines (UP), scheduled on 2014 June 11.