Alternatives to the One Tablet per Child Initiative

By Julien Hardy and Alexander Nanni.

Published by The International Journal of Technologies in Learning

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This paper analyzes the challenges faced by the Thai education authorities in their endeavor to promote equality in education by developing access to technology. As the One Tablet per Child Initiative, which was implemented between 2012 and 2015, failed to provide an adequate solution in terms of equal quality of education and effective use of resources, possible alternatives need to be explored. This paper provides an overview of the Thai government’s ambitions and suggests possible targets and materials which would effectively impact Thai education and society as a whole. The authors believe that the key to success for Thai national education policies and programs aiming at developing equality is to improve access to resources and technology in impoverished areas and promote decentralized models.

Keywords: Education Policy, Technology, Equality

The International Journal of Technologies in Learning, Volume 23, Issue 4, December 2016, pp.27-31. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: October 4, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 285.527KB)).

Julien Hardy

Lecturer, Humanities and Languages Division, Mahidol University International College, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

Alexander Nanni

Director, Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics, Mahidol University International College, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand