Community Coworking Spaces: The Community New Learning Space in Thailand

Publication by Kamolrat Intaratat , , , ,
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Abstract in English:

Thai society has applied computer innovation into government agencies since 1963. Reforming public sector in 2002, the Thai government established Ministry of Information and Communication to take account for promoting, developing, and operating any activities of information technology and communication, including all kinds of development projects. ICT has been transforming all kinds of development including the community learning spaces all over the countries. Since 2006, MICT (Ministry of Information Communication and Technology) has trained both off-line and online 348,820 Thai marginalized people especially in the communities from all over the country along with its widely popular in mobile technology. This reflects demands of transformation in public service from government centric to citizen centric affected to the demands of new paradigm shift of Thai telecenter to be the community-centric center where its key findings of successful transformation are the Partnership strategy among all stakeholders; the Integrated strategy to serve all kinds of contextualized demands of the community; and its simplified applications to fit serve the real demands of the community participatory conveyed by all kinds of online social media. This would make possible by leveraging the network of over 2000++ telecenters, 600++ Community Digital Services Centers, and the ongoing 70,000 Smart Village Hubs as being the community new learning space.

Open Access? No

Book Title Redesigning Learning for Greater Social Impact
Publication Year 2017

DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-4223-2_32

English | Discipline Education