The Assessment of Needs in Readiness Preparation for Using Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Model Using Problem-Based Learning and the Synectics Technique

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Kosawat Ratanothayanon
Prakob Koraneekij
Noawanit Songkram

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           The purposes of this study were to assess the needs required in readiness preparation for undergraduate students before using the Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) model and using problem-based learning and the synectics technique to enhance undergraduate students’ innovative capability. A questionnaire was used to collect the data. The participants were 400 undergraduate students from private and public universities, using a cluster random sampling technique. The study indicated that most of the undergraduate students spent most of their time on computers and internet usage on entertainment, communication, searching data, education, and downloading data respectively. The highest need was the use of new problem-solving techniques in teaching and learning, followed by the use of brainstorming and learning from the authentic problems, and the use of participation in understanding problems altogether. 

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