Quality Standard 5.2 Learning Management and Learning Support Resources

Quality Standards 5.2  Learning Management and Learning Support Resources

Quality Standards 5.2              Learning Management and Learning 

                                                        Support Resources

Quality Standards Type           Process

Quality Standards Description:

     The curriculum must place importance on establishing an instructional system for each course, taking into account the knowledge, abilities, and expertise of instructors in each subject that they are assigned to teach. The knowledge imparted by instructors must be up-to-date, and students must gain experience and develop capabilities by studying with truly knowledgeable individuals. For graduate programs, the important issue is identification of thesis/independent study topics. The appointment of suitable thesis/independent study advisors in view of topics and student characteristics. Students should have opportunities to develop their full potential. Thesis and independent study advisors must be able to provide guidance, starting with the process of developing the topic, and throughout the time that it is being written, defended, and the research results are disseminated until graduation.

     The process of 21st century learning and teaching must emphasize development of students who are knowledgeable in harmony with the structure of the curriculum, the Thai Qualifications Framework, moral and ethical values, and 21st century learning skills. Of special interest are self-directed learning skills, language skills (Thai and international languages), participatory work skills, ability to use technology, ability to care for one’s health, etc. Modern learning and teaching must use technological media that allow students to learn at any time and place. The duty of instructors is to facilitate and support the learning process. For graduate programs, teaching techniques will stress on research-based learning, problem-based learning, and so on.

     Many kinds of readiness to support learning are needed: for example, physical facilities, such as classrooms, laboratories, student resting area, etc; availability of equipment, technology, and facilities or resources that facilitate learning, such as teaching equipment, library, books, textbooks, publications, journals, databases, learning resources, electronic media, etc. Learning support facilities must be adequate in number, of good quality, ready for use, and up-to-date. Operational improvements are appraised based on student and instructor satisfaction assessment results.

     When reporting operations for this indicator, describe processes or show operational results covering at least the following issues:

              5.2.1 Instructor teaching assignments , and monitoring and inspecting learning plans (TQF 3 and TQF 4)

              5.2.2 Multiple Learning Styles suit to Innovation and Digital Age Technology

              5.2.3 Learning Management Integrated Studying and Institutions of Higher Education Missions

              5.2.4 Adequate and suitable learning resources improvement

              5.2.5 Supervising , monitoring graduate program thesis and article publishing

Assessment Criteria

0 – No system
– No mechanism
– No concept of overseeing, tracking, and improving
– No information or evidence
1 – A system and mechanisms are in place
– System and mechanisms are not put into practice, implemented
2 – A system and mechanisms are in place
– The system and mechanisms are put into practice, implemented
– The process is assessed
– There are no improvement/developments integrated into the process
3 – A system and mechanisms are in place
– The system and mechanisms are put into practice, implemented
– The process is assessed
– There are improvement/developments integrated into the process from assessment results
4 – A system and mechanisms are in place
– The system and mechanisms are put into practice, implemented
– The process is assessed
– There are improvement/developments integrated into the process from assessment results
– There are concrete results from the improvements that can be clearly seen
5 – A system and mechanisms are in place
– The system and mechanisms are put into practice, implemented
– The process is assessed
– There are improvement/developments integrated into the process from assessment results
– There are concrete results from the improvements that can be clearly seen
– There are good practice with support evidence, assessment committee can clearly explain why these are good practice

Operation Result

5.2.1 Instructor teaching assignments , and monitoring and inspecting learning plans (TQF 3 and TQF 4)

System mechanism of Learning management and  learning support resources management

5.2.1 Assignments Instructors to subjects

  1. The curriculum or program sets up the meeting to assign instructors in subjects that are offered in the next academic year prior to the beginning of the first semester with consideration of students benefits.  Instructor expertise , qualifications , and evaluation results from students who were in previously taught courses in the previous academic year with average score of at least 3.51 out of 5 marks will be considered.
  2. The curriculum or program proposess the teaching work load of instructors to the faculty according to the minimum teaching work load criteria.
  3. The curriculum or program requires instructor to submit every  assigned subject course syllabus  (TQF 3 or TQF4) before the semester begins. Those syllabus should include  a variety of learning content suitable for innovation and digital technology and  learning activities that integrate  with  research and other missions of higher education.
  4. The curriculum or program approve or give some recommendations to improve the subject content.
  5. The instructor records all information of subject in the College’s information technology system.
  6. The instructor performs the teaching according to the subject course syllabus and carry out academic integration activities with research and other missions of higher education..
  7. The instructor reports the teaching performance and evaluates the teaching.
  8. The instructor writes a report of assigned taught subjects in the form of TQF 5 or TQF6.
  9. The instructor is evaluated his/her teaching performance from students in his/her taught subjects at the end of semester.
  10. The curriculum or program evaluates assign instructors to subjects system and brings recommendations to improve in the next academic year.

              5.2.2 Multiple Learning Styles suit to Innovation and Digital Age Technology

  1. The program  gives emphasis on the development of  ICT Skills of students as a well as research oriented learning styles such as problem-based learning and cooperative learning. We annually organized ” Faculty of Education Academic Expo” which showcases students innovative output. 
  2. The program instructors have been using Moodle to assist instruction.  Early this year, around January program has instructors have started using Google Classroom.
  3. Most of our instructors employ technology- assisted instructions  and encourage students to  integrate ICT in all their works.

5.2.3 Learning Management Integrated Studying and Institutions of Higher Education Missions

In line with the Higher Education Missions of integrating courses to Research and Academic Service to the community, Arts and Culture ,  the BEd English program has done the following:

      1. The subject ‘ Seminar in English Language Teaching”  is integrated to the community Service  ” Education in the New Normal: Refresh, Renew, Refocus” 

2. The project of Moral, Ethics and English Camp was Integrated to with  subject  Self-Actualization for Teachers’

  • The Evaluation on Instructor Teaching Assignment showed that all instructors submitted TQF 3 and TQF 5 on time. The evaluation on teaching / learning performance showed that each instructor got over 3.76 out of 5. 
  • The program committee assigns the instructor to each the subject of his / her expertise. Each instructor should get the assessment score for his/her teaching performance not less than 3.5 from the total of 5. Each instructor should not teach more than 2 subjects to the same group of students. If It is necessary, the program can invite external expertise to teach.
  • The program instructors review TQF 3 and TQF 4 to check that each instructor teaches accordance with the teaching plan. The faculty supervises the teaching / learning process. Students are required to evaluate each course at the end of the semester. Within 30 days after the end of the semester, the instructor must submit TQF 5 or TQF 6 to the program.

5.2.4 Adequate and suitable learning resources improvement

a. System mechanism of Learning management and learning support resources management
5.2.4 learning support resources management
1. The curriculum or program with the participation of all instructors explore the needs for
learning support resources prior to the beginning of semester.
2. The curriculum or program attends the Faculty / College meeting to consider sufficiency of
learning support resources and plan for providing learning support resources.
3. The curriculum or program cooperates with college offices for the preparation of learning
support resources before the beginning of the semester.
4. In the case of procurement, the budget must be coordinated with the relevant department
and to procure budgets and to make purchasing.
5. The curriculum or program with the faculty meeting at the end of the academic year assesses
learning support resources.
6. The curriculum or program in collaboration with the faculty submits suggestions for
improvement and development of learning support resources to the College.

B.Assessment Process/ Improvement 

  1. The result of the survey among students and lecturers were discussed by the administration to do the necessary purchase. During summer, where students are on vacation, the existing or available learning resources were also assessed by checking the number students and lecturers who actually used the resources For the year 2019, the faculty has improved its learning resources for the benefit of lecturers and staff. We have added, fixed, removed some equipment. We have added more books and materials in our Curriculum Laboratory and more equipment in our 21st Century classrooms.
  2. Number of Learning Support items that are adequate and suitable for managing Learning Resources.

The BEd Program has English has a modern teaching faculties:

  1. Teaching Lab which is equipped with modern Educational Media such Smart Board, Videos, etc.
  2. Curriculum Lab which is equipped with books and other learning resources.
  3. Learning Management System : STIC’s Learning Portal wherein teachers can upload their lectures, quizzes, etc. The students can check different available resources, take examination , and interact with the lecturers.
  4.  Google Classroom and Google Meet 

-The program instructors check all learning resources (Tests. Journals, teaching media both hardware and software) and makes sure that there will be sufficient for use. If the amount is not enough to meet the needs, the program instructors make a request to the faculty and the college. The improvement of the learning support is the result of the needs

Academic Year

Students Satisfaction

Lecturers Satisfaction

2020 

4.55

4.38

C. Concrete Result/ Best Practice  For the past years, the program has continually been improving our Learning Support for our students and instructor’s Convenience. The results of our  commitment to offer  only the best to our students and instructors are  seen in the result  satisfaction of the satisfaction survey. Now, the faculty has its LEARNING COMMUNITY CENTRE 

5.2.5 Supervising , monitoring graduate program thesis and article publishing

N/a

Evidence

5.2.1System and Mechanism
5.2.2Digital Age Instruction
5.2.3Learning Magt Integrated Studying
5.2.4 Improved Learning Resources
Self-AssessmentScore
5.25

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