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Thai online learning platform plans international alliances

Feb 21. 2021
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By The Nation

Thailand Massive Open Online Course (Thai MOOC), an online learning platform run by the Ministry of Higher Education, aims to its focus on curriculum and skill development while striving to go international.

Assoc Prof Dr Thapanee Thammametha, programme director of Thai Cyber ​​University, said that this year Thai MOOC is entering its fifth year with more than 800,000 students at secondary and undergraduate levels. "We aim to make Thai MOOC a learning centre for Thai people and continuously invite Thai people of all ages to come and seek information and learning from here," Thapanee said.

Thai MOOC is an online learning centre operating at the convenience of the learner. "We combine online courses from both domestic and international service providers. There is an an IDP [Identity Provider] system that allows students to access various systems that cooperate with Thai MOOC without having to apply for membership. It can be considered as a One Stop Service for online learners."

Prof Dr Jintavee Khlaisang, deputy director of Thai Cyber ​​University, said that education is a matter of importance for all sectors. “We want Thai people to have access to education thoroughly. Recently, there was an Asean meeting where we co-hosted an academic conference with South Korea to discuss standardised courses and platforms. Negotiations have begun to exchange courses with MOOCs in Asia such as J-MOOC [Japan] or K-MOOC [South Korea] or even European countries, like Italy.

In the future, subtitles will be added to the Thai language, and it is expected that there will be 20 foreign courses next year."

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