Microsoft Office 365 for Thai Students (th) https://bit.ly/RBjfiW The Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) of Thailand and Microsoft Thailand have signed a memorandum of understanding that will provide 8 million students and 400,000 teachers across Thailand with access to Microsoft Office 365 for Education.
“This initiative will play a key role in our preparations for ASEAN Economic Community integration and drive the development of 21st century skills that are vital to the Smart Thailand 2020 strategy, whose key objective is to foster sustainable national growth and raise the standard of living through technology,”
English teaching reform in Thailand in 2014 (th) https://bit.ly/1ig86Mz English teaching reform in Thailand in 2014
Caretaker Education Minister Chaturon Chaisang has urged all English teachers nationwide to create new standard for English teaching in a bid to improve students' English communication skills as soon as this year.
The reform outlines will be based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR), the internationally recognised framework that describes students’ language ability on a scale of levels from A1 for those who completed sixth grade, A2 for those who completed ninth grade and B1 for those who completed twelfth grade or those with high-vocational certificates.
Thailand's education system's inadequacies (th) https://bit.ly/Z7xYP7 Seminar spells out Thailand's education system's inadequacies
The education system is failing in properly equipping juveniles to join the job market, as six out of 10 only complete at most a higher secondary or vocational education, a seminar heard.
Bangkok Smart Classroom Project (th) https://bit.ly/TGuFBa Bangkok Metropolitan Administration initiated a Smart Classroom Project to test the efficiency of tablet PCs with different operating systems in teaching and learning at four pilot schools in the capital.
“This programme is aimed at testing the effectiveness of tablet-PCs as learning devices in the classroom,” said Bangkok Deputy Governor Taya Teepsuwan
Basic education levels worrisome, assessment finds (th) https://bit.ly/P2ZjkE Basic education levels worrisome, assessment finds
The Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA) said it had certified only 5,690 of the 7,985 basic educational institutes it assessed.
ICT Ministry orders 2nd lot of tablets (th) https://bit.ly/P2ZgFv he Information and Communications Technology Ministry 9 July 2012 signed a repeat order for the second lot of tablet computers, consisting of 403,941 units at US$82 per unit or a total of Bt1.05 billion.
Khon Kaen University (KKU) adopts Google Apps (th) https://bit.ly/MTGn49 Khon Kaen University (KKU), Thailand recently became the first university in Thailand and in Southeast Asia to roll out the Google App for Education to facilitate learning, with the collaboration of teachers and university staff.
KKU is located 449 kilometres northeast of Bangkok, with 12,000 staff and hospitals which includes 2,000 teachers and 10,000 staff, and 43,000 students.
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With Thailand-based British tutors and administrative support the Keele PGCEi offers the most student focussed, highest-quality programme of its type currently available in Asia.
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400,000 tablet computers for grade-1 students (th) https://bit.ly/INT0uV At the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ministry, ICT Permanent Secretary Jeerawan Boonperm 9 May 2012 signed the contract with Shenzhen Scope Scientific Development to provide 400,000 tablet computers for grade-1 students.
ICT Minister Anudith Nakornthap and Chinese ambassador also witnessed the contract signing ceremony.
The 400,000 tablet computers worth approximately 32.8 million US dollar will be delivered to Thailand within 60 days.
The purchased tablet is a 7-inches monitor, 1.2 GHz processor speed, 1 GB RAM, Android 4.0 operating system, Battery capacity 3600 mAh with 2-years warrantee.
Thai University Opens Mobile Development Centre (th) https://bit.ly/Hfh3nh Thai University Opens Mobile Development Centre
Kasetsart University, one of Thailand’s leading universities opened Mobile Development Centre March 2012 to empower its students in innovating mobile software skill.
The centre is expected to be a role model for other universities to set up facilities for their students to develop mobile application and software.
Tablets for all Thai 1st Grade Students [March 2012] (th) https://bit.ly/xnaqUr US$81 Tablets for all Thai first grade students.
Shenzhen Scope Scientific Development Co won a contract to supply 900,000 tablet computers for first graders in government schools in Thailand under “One Tablet PC Per Child” scheme.
Thailand's race to ICT literacy (th) https://bit.ly/fvQNlW Thailand's race to ICT literacy
A decade since Asia’s 10th most populous country launched its first ICT Master Plan, the Ministry of Education has successfully improved the computer-student ratio to 1:20 on average.
“The past five years have been focused on setting up the basic IT infrastructure in schools,” Keartisak Sensai (pictured), Senior Advisor (ICT for Education), MOE, said to FutureGov Asia Pacific magazine. “Some of our schools are already running one-to-one computing programmes.”
These are hopeful statistics for those hoping to meet the goals stated in the nation’s current ICT Master Plan.
The Thai MOE is also nursing a keen interest in tablets like Apple’s iPads, believing that these devices can aid learning. “The growing popularity of tablets like the iPad is an area of interest for us. These devices would be great for learning because they are intuitive and easy to use.”
Dell Connected Classroom solution in Thailand (th) https://bit.ly/cKsEdc Dell Connected Classroom solution in Thailand
Dell introduced the Connected Classroom initiative in India and China, and Thailand is the first country in the Asean region in which the company has launched the program, with some of the pilot schools part the HRH Princess Sirindhorn project.
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A 'smarter' Thailand through ICT (th) https://bit.ly/9S0Rr A 'smarter' Thailand through ICT ... A Bangkok Post article
A "Smarter Thailand" with "Smarter People" and a "Smarter Government" - this is the main goal of Thailand's second Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Master Plan for 2009-2013, drafted by the National Electronic and Computer Technology Center (Nectec).
Thailand (ICT) Master Plan for 2009-2013 (th) https://bit.ly/19F7nK Thailand (ICT) Master Plan for 2009-2013 ... UNESCO Review
A “Smarter Thailand” with “Smarter People” and a “Smarter Government”- is the main goal of Thailand's second Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Master Plan for 2009-2013, which was drafted by the National Electronic and Computer Technology Centre (Nectec).
The plan aims to increase Thailand's ICT readiness to enable the country to become a major competitor in the global market.
One of the objectives is to encourage 50 per cent of the population above 15 years old to be ICT-literate and able to use computers in all areas of their lives.
Human resource development and capacity building will be a major strategy for meeting this target.
ICT was first introduced to the Thai school system in 1984 when computer courses were included in the mathematics syllabus.
Thailand plans one free laptop per child (th) https://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-08-13-thailand-laptop-child_x.htm Thailand plans one free laptop per child
The machines are being designed to be cheap and sturdy, and have minimum running costs. They will use the free Linux operating system, flash memory instead of a hard drive, and according to Thaksin will be able to run on an outboard electricity generator that is pumped by hand.
This initiative may change as a result of the change in government (Nov. 2006)
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