Quality Standards 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 and Mechanism

  1. The curriculum or program has a platform for TQF3 and TQF4 administration with the expert and responsible committee member to assess the lecturer’s learning plan.
  2. The curriculum or program receives their teaching load a month before each term starts.
  3. The curriculum or program head with the presence of the Dean echoes the salient points to incorporate suggestions or improvements of the previous TQF3 and TQF4 prepared by assigned lecturers through online meeting.
  4. The curriculum or program lecturer designs their TQF3 and TQF4 and export it in the MIS for review by the approver.
  5. The curriculum or program has a committee to approve or to revise the posted TQF3 and TQF4 if it passes or fails the standard.
  6. After getting the approval, the curriculum or program lecturer may now proceed teaching the subject and furnish a copy of Course Syllabus containing the teaching to the students online or traditional classroom.

 Assessment of the Process

  1. The curriculum or program head or the dean evaluates the usefulness of the TQF3 and TQF4 during the class observation, test or examination papers construction, project presentation,
  2. The curriculum or program also evaluates the TQF3 and TQF4 during project implementation, and other learning activities.

 Improvement and Development

  1. The curriculum or program TQF3 and TQF4 approver used such learning plans to determine the discrepancy of what has been taught or covered during the term and proposed suggestions or recommendations to responsible lecturers to conduct extra classes.
  2. The curriculum or program learning plan TQF3 and TQF4 are modified according regularly through the initiative of responsible approvers.
  3. The curriculum or program administrators consistently observe and implement the alignment of the proposed plan with actual execution in-class delivery, assessment and grading of the course during the semester period.

Result

The curriculum or program plans are updated according to the changing needs of Education sectors  thus conform to standards.

The curriculum or program instructors need to focus on the contemporary teaching and also, they need to incorporate higher order thinking strategies to achieve the goal of learning and competence associated with the subject.

The curriculum or program full-time lecturers are well informed on what are expected on their learning plans if there are any who needs workshop or training on how to write it.

              5.2.2 Multiple Learning Styles suit to Innovation and Digital Age Technology

System and Mechanism

  1. Instructors were required to submit TQF 3 at least 7 days before the start of the classes.
  2. The Dean and Program Head will review the teaching and assessment plan in accordance to the desired learning outcomes.
  3. Modern and innovative teaching and learning approaches that can lead students to innovate and invent using the digital must reflect in their teaching plans.
  4. After review of the teaching plan, the reviewer will approve if the instructor reached the desired standard while it will be returned to the concerned instructor if not complied satisfactorily.
  5. The Dean and program director will observe classes whether the instructors were teaching based from the plan.

       Assessment of the process

        Based from the results of the classroom observation, it was found out that there were some lecturers who still used the traditional approaches in teaching. However, there were a few who used Google Classroom to upload resource materials and references for the courses they are teaching and led them to a variety of worksheets and online activities.

       Process improvement

        With the initiative of the Dean and Program Director, there was a conduct of mini-workshop on sharing best practices in teaching. Teachers shared their knowledge and skills in integrating ICT in teaching and in providing varied learning activities that would lead to innovative products.

        Teachers utilized various digital platforms such as Google Classroom, Google Sites, Kahoot application, etc. for enrichment of learning activities.

        Students were also exposed to practical application of theories learned in the classroom. They created their own learning centers that showcased what they have learned in Curriculum and Learning Management courses.

Education Day, Virtual Expos, and Online Professional Development Seminars were also conducted to address the needs and challenges of the Education.

       Results

        The teachers were able to improve their quality of teaching and made their learners’ assessment and feedback mechanism more organized and interactive. They were able to use Google Classroom for giving online feedback to students’ outputs and teaching videos, marking assignments and projects, assigning individual projects, and uploading a variety of learning resource materials that would lead to teaching innovation and digital age technology. 

5.2.3 Learning Management Integrated Studying and Institutions of Higher Education Missions

System and Mechanism

  1. Each instructor of the curriculum or program shall be encouraged to integrate the research into teaching and learning so that the students will have a better understanding about the updates and the technological advancements happening in Education.
  2. In order to improve their social behavior and concern towards the education, the students are encouraged to take part in the programs organized by the Faculty to do academic service to the community.
  3. To make them understand about the importance of the art and culture of the country, many traditional festivals are being celebrated within the Institution.

 Assessment of the Process

 This year the program committee had suggested the lecturers to incorporate their academic research into teaching as well as the teaching modules designed to equip the students with latest information,

Improvements/Developments

The curriculum or program lecturer confirmed to use their academic research in the subject assign to them.

 Result

The curriculum or program student may use the new knowledge in the engagement of the academic community service and it will make them feel good sharing and helping the community improve their status in life,

5.2.4 Adequate and suitable learning resources improvement

System and Mechanism

  1. 1The curriculum or program has been prepared with adequate resources to impart in the learning process. The faculty who are enriched with the education experience are engaged in program.
  2. The curriculum or program is equipped with modern classroom with projectors, sound systems, laboratory and high-speed internet for their teaching-learning activities.
  3. The curriculum or program has a central library with contemporary books, e-books,  journals related to the field of education, learning management, and other related fields of study that will contribute to the teaching and learning process,
  4. The curriculum or program full-time lecturers and students are asked to adapt latest knowledge and make use of it with understanding.
  5. The curriculum or program used STIC Moodle online learning portal designed to enhance the knowledge of the lecturers and the students. The instructors will be uploading their lectures, quiz, assignments etc. in the Moodle for the students to check different available resources, take examination and interact with the lectures regarding their studies and other related activities.

 Assessment of the Process

  1. The curriculum or program has a committee to advise and require full-time lecturer to acquire books to be used on the subject they are going to teach.
  2. The curriculum or program full-time lecturers planned and arranged appointment with schools so that the students can have real time visiting, training and studying there.

3.The curriculum or program administration committee has overlooked for the resources available in library for teaching of the courses designated in the curriculum and has requested the purchase for related text and reference books. The library is in process to procure the requested books and other materials,

Improvement/ Development

  1. The curriculum or program head expressed the approval on the purchased  related textbooks and reference books.
  2. The curriculum or program give emphasis on various improvements pertaining to educational facilities and activities for academic development thus suggestions of full-time lecturers would be incorporated in the next academic year.

 

Result

Latest edition of books are acquired and are now available to use by lecturers and students..

5.2.5 Supervising , monitoring graduate program thesis and article publishing

The program had been started this 2020 academic year, the students registered for core courses. No students proposed thesis proposals or article publishing.

Evidence

5.2.1.1System and Mechanism 1
5.2.2.1 System and Mechanism 2
Self-AssessmentScore
5.23

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