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IJEEEE 2013 Vol.3(1): 47-50 ISSN: 2010-3654
DOI: 10.7763/IJEEEE.2013.V3.191

Teacher and Educational Personnel Development through e-Training: UTQ Online Office of the Basic Education Commission, Ministry of Education, Thailand

Santi Wijakkanalan, Wiphada Wijakkanalan, Paisan Suwannoi, and Somkeit Boonrawd
Abstract— The Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC), Ministry of Education, Thailand has considered a special course to upgrade teachers’ qualification. The e-Training: UTQ Online was introduced and investigated. This research was aimed to study; the curriculum development, the curriculum implementation, and its e-training achievement. The target groups in the research included teachers, educational personnel, online instructors, UTQ Online administrators, and e-training coordinators. The tools used consisted of a recording form, an evaluation form, a questionnaire, and focus group interviews. Data were collected in the form of: documentary method, questioning, recording, and focus group discussion. The e-Training curriculum was divided into two sessions with 328,524 participants and 392,399 participants respectively. The triangulation techniques and qualitative data were analyzed and reported in the form of descriptive statistics. The results have found that: 1) the UTQ Online curriculum has had an impact on the curriculum development, courseware development, and the system of training management. 2) the UTQ Online curriculum implementation has improved the training preparation, training project management, and training operation and 3) the participants in both sessions have highly achieved; 11.88 percent and 01.57percent respectively. The trainees, online instructors, and e-training coordinators were satisfied with the UTQ Online training and their attitudes towards information technology have completely changed.

Index Terms— E-Training, UTQ Online, OBEC, teacher and educational personnel development.

S. Wijakkanalan and P. Suwannoi are with the Faculty of Education, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand, 40002 (e-mail: san@ kku.ac.th, paisan_s@kku.ac.th).
W. Wijakkanalan is with the Sirindhorn College of Public Haelth, Khon Kaen, Thailand, 40000 (e-mail: wipwij@gmail.com).
S. Boonrawd is with the Secondary Educational Service Area Office 39, Thailand, 65000 (e-mail: somkeit_b@hotmail.com).

Cite: Santi Wijakkanalan, Wiphada Wijakkanalan, Paisan Suwannoi, and Somkeit Boonrawd, " Teacher and Educational Personnel Development through e-Training: UTQ Online Office of the Basic Education Commission, Ministry of Education, Thailand," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 47-50, 2013.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654 (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. e-Educ. e-Bus. e-Manag. e-Learn.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, EI (INSPEC, IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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