IJIMT 2013 Vol.4(2): 290-295 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2013.V4.409

Using Web 2.0 Technologies to Support Collaborative Learning in Herbal Medicine

Verayuth Lertnattee, Sinthop Chomya, and Virach Sornlertlamvanich
Abstract— With the increasing popularity of using herbal medicine, healthcare practitioners, including pharmacists, need knowledge of herbal medicine. To serve the need, a set of courses on herbal medicine is arranged for pharmacy students. However, it is hard for a student to familiar with several medicinal herbs with a limitation of time. In this paper, the KUIHerbRx, a Web-based supplement learning tool on herbal medicine, is introduced. The KUIHerbRx supports a collaborative learning to improve knowledge and skill in herbal medicine with a scientific method. Activities of collecting, contributing new opinions, vote to existing opinions, and providing useful information to the system, enhance skill in herbal medicine. With the assessment, the results show that this tool is useful for active and collaborative learning.

Index Terms— Collaborative learning, herbal medicine, KUIHerb, Web 2.0.

V. Lertnattee and S. Chomya are with the Faculty of Pharmacy, Silpakorn University, Nakorn Pathom, 73000 Thailand (e-mail: verayuth@su.ac.th, verayuths@hotmail.com, sinthop@ su.ac.th).
V. Sornlertlamvanich is with the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Pathumthani, 12120 Thailand (e-mail: virach.sornlertlamvanich@nectec.or.th).

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Cite: Verayuth Lertnattee, Sinthop Chomya, and Virach Sornlertlamvanich, " Using Web 2.0 Technologies to Support Collaborative Learning in Herbal Medicine," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 290-295, 2013.

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