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Title: Designing and implementing constructionist learning in a blended advertising photography course

Authors: Suthin Rojprasert; Jariya Neanchaleay; Surapon Boonlue; Paitoon Sinlarat

Addresses: Learning Innovation and Technology Program, King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thonburi (KMUTT), Bangkok, Thailand ' Faculty of Industrial Education and Technology, King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand ' Faculty of Industrial Education and Technology, King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand ' College of Education Sciences, Dhurakij Pundit University, Bangkok, Thailand

Abstract: This study involved designing and implementing constructionist learning in an undergraduate advertising photography course. The design and implementation involved face-to-face learning blended with a course application that provided access to online tools such as a Facebook group, Google classroom and Moodle. The first objective involved the creation of a framework to guide the design of constructionist learning in the course. The second objective involved designing learning activities with technology and implementing the learning in the course over a five-week period. The third objective involved measuring students' achievement and satisfaction. Results related of the design highlighted the centrality of students' artefact creation and of collaborative learning by doing and making. Implications for practice relate to the value of use of new and emerging technologies to engage students not only in active forms of learning but also in the production of artefacts of their learning.

Keywords: constructionism; Moodle; Facebook; higher education; instructional design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2020.103813

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2020 Vol.12 No.1, pp.20 - 37

Received: 20 Oct 2017
Accepted: 17 Aug 2018

Published online: 18 Oct 2019 *

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