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PhD Defence by Nikorn Rongbutsri

PhD Defence by Nikorn Rongbutsri

Nikorn Rongbutsri will defend his thesis: "Students Using Online Collaborative Tools in Problem-Oriented Project-Based Learning".


07.09.2017 kl. 12.00 - 15.00


PhD supervisors:

Professor Thomas Ryberg, Aalborg University

Associate Prof. Pär-Ola Zander, Aalborg University (Assistant PhD supervisor)

PhD committee:

Prof. Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld, Aalborg University 

Associate Prof. Jørgen Lerche Nielsen, Roskilde University 

Associate Prof. Mahbub Asan Khan, University of Dhaka 

About the thesis: Students Using Online Collaborative Tools in Problem-Oriented Project-Based Learning

This research starts by presenting an overview of how students in Problem-Oriented Project-Based Learning adopt online communication tools. The research reveals the behaviour of students individually, and socially in their groups, in relation to their attitudes towards adoption of communication tools. From the data, the researcher established that a weak division of labour in a project group better enables learning than a strong division; tasks are undertaken collaboratively rather than individually; thus, all members gain from involvement in all aspects of the project.

More about the thesis

The defence is followed by a reception.
Everybody is welcome!


Department of Communication and Psychology


Rendsburggade 14, 9000 Aalborg, room 5.127