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IJEEEE 2014 Vol.4(2): 91-94 ISSN: 2010-3654
DOI: 10.7763/IJEEEE.2014.V4.309

Blended Problem-Based Instructional Model via Facebook Application on Mobile: Are You Ready for m-Learning?

Watcharapol Wiboolyasarin
Abstract— Nowadays, many are accessing social networks from mobile devices rather than from desktop computers, Facebook is currently the most commonly-used online social network among people and becomes the most-used mobile app in the U.S. by introducing a controversial new mobile interface, Facebook Home. The Facebook app now represents our smartphone-centric lives which should be applied in education. This paper will then illustrate the development of Blended Problem-based Instructional Model via Facebook Application on Mobile. The procedures of this paper were divided into two phases: The first was to study conceptual framework of related literatures, included blended problem-based learning, and Facebook application. The second was to develop the Blended Problem-based Instructional Model via Facebook Application on Mobile. The end results have shown that this model consisted of eight steps, 1) Preparing (F2F), 2) Identifying (Online), 3) Analyzing (Online), 4) Searching (F2F and Online), 5) Creating (Online), 6) Testing (Online), 7) Gathering (F2F), and 8) Evaluating (F2F and Online). One last word must be said that with the use of Facebook application on mobile devices, learners can learn anywhere and at any time.

Index Terms— Blended learning, problem-based learning, Facebook application, m-learning.

The author is with the Department of Thai, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, Thailand (e-mail: watcharapol.wib@gmail.com).

Cite: Watcharapol Wiboolyasarin, " Blended Problem-Based Instructional Model via Facebook Application on Mobile: Are You Ready for m-Learning?," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 91-94, 2014.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654
Frequency: Quarterly (Since 2015)
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Mr. Ron C. Wu
Abstracting/ Indexing: Engineering & Technology Digital Library, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, EI (INSPEC, IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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