Designing Mangrove Ecology Self-Learning Application Based on a Micro-Learning Approach
Supaporn Chai-Arayalert, Supattra Puttinaovarat, Prince of Songkla University
iJET Volume 15, Number 11, ISSN 1863-0383 Publisher: International Journal of Emerging Technology in Learning, Kassel, Germany
the development of a mangrove ecology self-learning application integrates the advantages of mobile-based learning and the benefits of micro-learning into the virtual learning of mangrove ecology. The system was designed based on a case study in the Leeled mangrove forest, Thailand and encour-ages young learners to understand the value of mangrove forests, and to help to preserve them. The system developed uses a virtual learning environment and accommodates young learner’s behaviours, favouring micro-learning with the content organized into the learning units which take a maximum of 15 minutes to complete. The application therefore allows the learning to be integrated into the learners’ daily activities and can contribute to their life-long learning. It allows learners to conduct self-learning and gain experience from performance in a virtual environment which simulates a real mangrove forest. This approach is better suited to the needs of present day young peo-ple than traditional approaches to environmental education.
Chai-Arayalert, S. & Puttinaovarat, S. (2020). Designing Mangrove Ecology Self-Learning Application Based on a Micro-Learning Approach. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 15(11), 29-41. Kassel, Germany: International Journal of Emerging Technology in Learning.