Microsoft Office 365 for Thai Students (th) http://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) http://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 ASEAN Community e-Classroom project (th) http://www.asean-eclass.org/ Thailand ASEAN Community e-Classroom project Press Release
The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology launched the pilot trial of its ASEAN Community e-Classroom project, an initiative under the ASEAN ICT Master plan 2015, which aims harness the ICT skills of people with disabilities.
The ASEAN Community e-Classroom is a virtual classroom featuring several ICT courses aimed at making sure that people with disabilities – whether blind, deaf and mobility impaired — is equipped with the necessary ICT skills to be part of a competitive ASEAN ICT workforce.
Users can simply create an account and choose their desired learning track from the eight course categories which include the following: Smart ASEAN Citizen, Smart ASEAN for the Youth, Smart ASEAN for Women, Smart ASEAN aged citizen, Smart ASEAN with physical disabilities, Smart ASEAN blind, Smart ASEAN deaf, and Learning disabilities guardian.
Thailand's education system's inadequacies (th) http://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) http://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) http://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) http://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) http://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.
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (International) : Keele University PGCEi Hosted by Harrow International School, Bangkok. Aimed at teachers in, or aspiring to teach in, International Schools, Universities, and Language Schools across South East Asia.
The Keele PGCEi offers course members direct and extensive taught input by UK PGCE specialists and the support of a leading international school.
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.
Delivered at HIS in Bangkok, the programme is readily accessible to teachers and aspiring teachers located anywhere in Asia.
400,000 tablet computers for grade-1 students (th) http://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) http://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) http://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) http://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) http://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.
SEE TEFL teacher training (th) http://seetefl.com The only ISO 9001:2008 certified TEFL training course in Thailand
SEE is based in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.
Thai Educators Network (th) http://www.thaiednet.org/ Thai Educators Network
Thailand Educators Network (TEN) organizes a monthly opportunity for educators in Thailand to meet on a regular basis in a comfortable environment to share teaching and living experiences with colleagues and peers.
Our simple goal is to bring fellow educators in Thailand together to meet, have a few laughs, share ideas and learn from the many different experiences that reflect our teaching in Thailand.
Team Building in Thailand http://www.makingteams.com/ Team building and experiential learning in Thailand.
Effective learning activities, adventures and games for both children and adults.
A 'smarter' Thailand through ICT (th) http://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) http://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.
Chiang Mai University TEFL (th) http://www.teflcmu.com With over 36,000 enrolled students, Chiang Mai University is one of the largest and most well-regarded universities in the South East Asian region.
A degree, diploma, or certificate from Chiang Mai University is recognized (and have been for almost 50 years) globally by employers.
This program offers the convenience of learning at your own pace, from anywhere with an internet connection and can be completed in as little as two weeks, or can be taken slowly over six months.
The course has two main components: Input Sessions, which involves information about methodology and language awareness; and Teaching Practicum.
Thailand plans one free laptop per child (th) http://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)
Resources for Children with Learning Differences (th) http://www.specialneeds.co.th Resources for Children with Learning Difficulties
We carry educational products/resources that cater to children with learning differences. We are also a distributor for children's books and we provide support/consultancy for ciriculumn planning.
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The Midnight University (th) http://www.midnightuniv.org/ The Midnight University
Midnight University is a forum for primarily left-wing academics to get their message across to the public at large. The website provides a way to disseminate articles outside of the normal journal structure.
In Thai only
CELTA in Bangkok and Phuket (th) http://www.eccthai.com ECC (Thailand), the longest established teacher training centre in Thailand, offers the internationally recognised CELTA teacher training course in both Bangkok and Phuket.
Teacher training courses and jobs worlwide. http://www.teflcorp.com TITC - Providing internationally recognized classroom based and online TEFL/TESOL certificate courses and teaching positions throughout Thailand.
Ajarn Forum (th) http://ajarnforum.net Ajarn Forum is Thailand's busiest and best TEFL and Lifestyle Forum and is the sister site to Ajarn.com, the number one place to find teaching jobs in Thailand
Transformational Thinking! (th) http://www.transformationalthinking.com/ The philosophy of Transformational Thinking can enhance your life - here? where you find how! Transformational Thinking is a result of 25 years research. It empowers people with the thinking skills to improve decision making and generate positive change, and better results, in any situation!
We are an International organization, based in Thailand, committed to helping people manage change. Our thinking philosophy has already helped people of forty nationalities improve their realities. Whether in the area of social, corporate or personal development, it has yielded positive results.We have created this site to give everyone the opportunity to experience the results of Transformational Thinking themselves, for free!
It is a self help resource for individuals, a corporate training resource for business and a thinking resource for social groups.
Use Lateral Thinking skills with more traditional linear thinking approaches (logic) and combine that with an understanding of how it is all connected to Perception, Principles, Potential, Passion, Purpose and Human Spirit in the Transformational Thinking philosophy and you will achieve better results from your decision making.
ThailandTeacher http://www.thailandteacher.com/ Want to Teach English in Thailand? Well you've come to the right place! ThailandTeacher.Com is the #1 resource for Teaching in Thailand available on the web today.
Check out our Job Boards for the lastest employment postings. Also visit our Message Boards and join our growing commuity of ESL Teachers.
Prepare to start Teaching English with our Resources section including a fact-packed FAQ!
Maekok River Village Outdoor Education Centre (th) http://www.mrvproject.com/ Maekok River Village Outdoor Education Centre Thailand
Our aim is to provide the opportunity for visiting groups to:
- enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities;
- undertake high quality field studies; and
- get involved in meaningful community service.
Student Weekly (Bangkok Post Publication) http://www.student-weekly.com/ Student Weekly (Bangkok Post Publication)
Site designed specifically for students in Thailand.
Professional InterEducation Co., Ltd (th) http://www.prointered.com Professional InterEducation Co.,Ltd, also known as ProInterEd is an organisation, based in Bangkok, which provide consultation and services regarding overseas education in USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand.
The counsellors can assist with applications for all level of programs, accommodation arrangement, summer programmes and visa application process.
The company vision is to widen and support overseas education with a team of professionals who have extensive experiences in overseas education field and counsellors who are graduates from the country in which they provide the consultation for.
Montage : global Internet projects for education (th) http://www.montageworld.co.uk/thailand/ A British Council programme of global Internet projects for education
The core of our programme; a series of interactive curriculum projects created for teachers to use around the globe. Fascinating, innovative and loads of fun, students will be motivated to participate and learn!
There is a home page for the prject at http://www.montageplus.co.uk/ but there are also associated websites in countries in S.E.Asia ... including montageNEW ZEALAND, montageSINGAPORE, montageMALAYSIA, montageTHAILAND, montage INDONESIA, and montageAUSTRALIA, montageHONGKONG
BC | british council | ESL | ELT | EAL | english | projects | world | worldwide | th | thailand |
Institute of Future Studies for Development (th) http://www.ifd.or.th/ Institute of Future Studies for Development in Thailand
English plus Thai version
The Institute of Future Studies for Development is a non-profit research organization which, through academic research activities, aims to stimulate a long-term vision for the holistic development of Thai society, especially in the field of Human Resource Development. The research work at the Institute is carried out with the philosophy of being:- Multi-Discipline Oriented; Future Oriented; Action Oriented; and Communication Oriented
We intend to arouse practical co-operation between the government sector, the private sector, and the academic arm of society in order to see continuous problem-solving activity and long-term development. The IFD is wanting to benefit society to the best it is able and so is willing to analyze and study and work hard to achieve its goals.
Autistic Thailand (th) http://www.autisticthailand.com/ There is an English menu with most of the content being in the Thai language.
Thailand | th | SEN | autism | special needs | autistic |
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