Learning Goes Online
1 September 2020
Corporate Communication and Alumni Relations Center (CCARC)
COVID-19 has encouraged education to embrace digital learning and educational management has responded quickly to use online technology. Online learning has a number of challenges including maintaining the quality and learning atmosphere when compared with learning in physical classrooms, however Chiang Mai University has successfully merged classroom learning to be both “onsite” and “online”.
Clinical Professor Niwes Nantachit, President of Chiang Mai University revealed that Chiang Mai University has developed new forms of teaching and online learning to foster the innovative creation of sustainable learning.
The Teaching and Learning Innovation Center (TLIC) was established to help lecturers to adapt their teachings to online technology, such as Microsoft Team, Zoom, E – Z Studio. These technologies enable lecturers to manage classrooms and produce digital media while offering real teaching management including communication, classroom activities, work assignments and evaluating learners through online platforms.
Chiang Mai University realizes the importance of life-long learning since knowledge changes quickly. Knowledge is being updated or superseded at a faster and faster rate and professionals are required to keep up to date or risk falling behind.
In response to this Chiang Mai University has established the “Lifelong Education College” (LE), inspired by “Learners of Chiang Mai University who have never stop learning after graduation.” LE enables every generation to further develop themselves and their careers after their formal studies in Chiang Mai University.
The Lifelong Education College offers various study programs such as co-learning with students both in undergraduate and graduate levels, as well certified short training courses available both “offline” and “online”
The free “online” training courses consist of online seminars (webinars) and online studies available through CMU MOOC, which currently offers 30 subjects via podcasts.
This is not only a response to Chiang Mai University’s educational quality management strategy for the society/community, but is also supports Chiang Mai University’s goal of sustainable development while never leaving anyone behind.