teaching in thailand Teaching 

The one tip I give students

A few days ago I’ve been interviewed by a University faculty (I’ll post a link here as soon as it’s up) in order to give students and anyone who is interested a deeper overview over where I come from, what I did up until now and so on. The interview focused on my background, my work, the conferences that I spoke at recently and just tried to highlight why I am where I am right now and what’s going to happen in the near future. The last questions though was…

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Teaching 

Changing perceptions. The crucial first semester at Thai Universities

With the current summer semester almost over it’s time for another educational related post. But don’t you worry (don’t you worry child, see heaven’s got a plan for you) – I will not dissect Thai education once more but rather try to write about some of my experiences and then maybe come up with a conclusion or learn from your experiences and see if there are similarities or learnings to be taken away. Do you remember how you felt when you graduated from high-school and were about to enter university (or…

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Teaching 

First EdTechWorld.org Podcast – ASEAN related EdTech

EdTechWorld.org released it’s first podcast a few days ago and I’m happy to share it here (since I’m running EdTechWorld ;-)). The aim is to provide insights into ASEAN related EdTech topics. We started off with a student perspective but soon will follow up with an international school teacher, an EdTech enthusiast and other professionals from within this area. So stay tuned for more! :) Here’s the official post from EdTechWorld.org and several ways to listen to the podcast! Our first podcast is already quite a special one since it…

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Teaching 

Startup Weekend Education ASEAN

This post is brought to you by EdTechWorld.org – for the full article head over to EdTechWorld.org This past weekend we’ve seen Startup Weekend Education ASEAN kicking off for the first time ever! After a successful installment of the local version (Startup Weekend Education Bangkok) earlier this year, now the event focused and opened doors to ASEAN members. #SWEDUASEANcalled, and motivated programmers, educators, marketers and designers followed that call. Over 20 nationalities & diverse backgrounds Startup Weekend Education ASEAN saw participants from more than 20 countries and saw almost every ASEAN country represented amongst…

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Study Teaching 

HUGE SURPRISE: Thai Universities drop in global ranking

This past week global University rankings have been published and one has to say congratulations to Singaporean based Unis NUS and NTU for making it into the top lists of the world. Thai Universities on the other are in free fall towards the bottom of the list. Change is coming. Maybe. Wait. This development came as a huge surprise for everyone not familiar with Thai education and with the whole business model behind it. While now everyone who bought a bachelor’s degree at a private Uni is shocked about this inconvenient…

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Features Teaching 

Thailand & Education. A tale of misunderstandings & misconceptions.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only names have been changed and altered in order to protect the privacy of everybody involved. This is the city: Bangkok. This is the country: Thailand.  It is the year 2014 A.D. – or, as local tale tellers call it, 2557. The adventure that is about to unfold however has its roots way before our current time began. It is rooted deeply within the urge of Siam to be, despite being proud of never officially having been conquered and…

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Universities in Bangkok

Public Universities University of Bangkok Metropolis Chulalongkorn University Kasetsart University (Bangkhen Campus) King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology North Bangkok King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University Mahamakut Buddhist University Mahidol University (Phyathai Campus) National Institute of Development Administration Rajamangala University of Technology Rajamangala University of Technology Krung Thep Bangkok Technical Campus Bophit Phimuk Mahamek Campus Krung Thep Phra Nakhon Tai Campus Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin Bophit Phimuk Chakkrawat Campus Pohchang Campus Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon Thewet Campus Chotiwet Campus Bangkok…

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Fighting (for) Creativity – The creative & educational black hole in Thailand

Over the past four years I’ve written quite a bit about education and the copy & paste attitude here in Thailand (check out my prior teaching articles for that). A lot of this approach is rooted in Thai culture of course. Screwing up means to lose face. Losing face is unacceptable and therefore needs to be prevented at all costs. Even if it costs creativity and the simple act of trying something new. [Tweet “‘Screwing up means to lose face. Losing face needs to be prevented at all costs.’ #Thailand”]…

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Handicaped? So what – Startling take away from an eCommerce class in Thailand

not doinAs some of you guys know I work as an instructor at a private University here in Bangkok. One of the subjects that I teach is Electronic Commerce and something that happened during class not long ago now made me write this kind of diary. Web Usability When talking about Electronic Commerce, online shops and user experience on website one has to talk about the topic of usability as well. Since this here is not my class or an instructional Usability 101 post I’ll just leave it with a brief…

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Bang Por Beach Koh Samui Living Teaching 

Best Seaside Universities in Thailand

Lots of foreign students I meet are a bit disappointed that their Universities here in Bangkok are not conveniently located at the beach (not that one couldn’t have checked that before). In order to avoid such surprises in the future though: Bangkok IS NOT located at the beach. The closest beach isn’t that far away but you won’t be able to just go there after class. It takes a short trip. So if you want to spend your evenings after class at the seaside you might want to consider Universities…

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