IJSSH 2014 Vol.4(1): 29-34 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2014.V4.313

A Collaborative Learning Tool in Herbal Medicine for ASEAN Economic Community

Verayuth Lertnattee, Sinthop Chomya, and Virach Sornlertlamvanich
Abstract—To increase economic for countries of Southeast Asian, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will be established. Herbal medicine is a part of healthcare service, which is set as important products in this community. Healthcare practitioners including pharmacists need knowledge of herbal medicine. However, it is hard for a student to familiar with several medicinal herbs with a limitation of time. In this paper, KUIHerbRx2013, a Web-based supplement learning tool on herbal medicine, is introduced. KUIHerbRx2013 supports a collaborative learning to improve knowledge and skill in herbal medicine with a scientific method and support herb names in multi-lingual and multi-script for AEC. 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 the useful collaborative learning tool in herbal medicine for AEC.

Index Terms—Collaborative learning, herbal medicine, KUIHerb, ASEAN economic community.

Verayuth Lertnattee and Sinthop 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, "A Collaborative Learning Tool in Herbal Medicine for ASEAN Economic Community," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 29-34, 2014.

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