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Dr. Kulthida Tuamsuk is currently a Professor and Senior Researcher In Information Science at Khon Kaen University (KKU), Thailand. She is a founder and director of the KKU Smart Learning Academy which is one of the mostwell-known projects on the development of students’ competencies at the secondary level in Thailand. This project is established based on the research works in multi-disciplinary done by researchers from various faculties in KKU. The KKU Smart Learning project has launched and implemented their innovative model (methods and products) for transforming the learning ecology in classroom, through the principled concepts: transforming the students’ learning, by transforming the classroom and the teaching approach. The impacts of this project recognized at national level and accepted by the Ministry of Education.
Dr. Kulthida Tuamsuk is also specialized in Digital Humanities Research. Her research works in this field are well recognized and published in high quality international journals. She is a co-founder of a Consortium of iSchools in Asia Pacific (CiSAP), member of the Committee on Digital Humanities, iSchools Organization, and the former member of International Relation Affairs, the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).
Digital Learning Ecosystem for Transforming Classroom into Learning Community: Experiences from the Khon Kaen University Smart Learning Academy”
Keynote for the topic on digital learning ecosystem for transforming classroom into learning community will be presented based on the lesson learned from the Khon Kaen University (KKU) Smart Learning project which has been implementing at more than 200 junior high schools in the northeast of Thailand for 5 years. The presentation will cover main three topics: (1) initiation and background of KKU Smart Learning Academy; (2) KKU smart learning model, which is the principle and concept of learning competency development of students from the research and development of the research team in the project; and (3) overview of how the KKU smart learning model has been used at schools, and the making process of the digital learning ecosystem in classrooms that promote students’ learning. Lastly, conclusion will be on the lessons we have learned from the work.
Keywords: Digital learning ecosystem, Smart learning, Junior high schools, Northeast Thailand, Learning community