The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC), a renowned university in business education in Asia, has been recognised as Apple Distinguished School 2015-2016.
This recognition reinforces its position in Digital Hybrid Learning System of the 21st century, reflecting a level of competency that is on par with global leading universities.
A nonprofit institution, UTCC is located in the central of Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand.
The institution has applied the IT technology to teaching with the student-centered approach since 2006, triggering a rapid change in the education sector.
"It is absolutely necessary to develop teaching methods, along with their tools, which can increase efficiency in learning," said associate professor Sauwanee Thairungroj, president of University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce. "UTCC understands how important this is and has put a great effort into it by choosing appropriate advanced technology to hone skills and abilities of students."
Ease of accessing content
UTCC students use their iPad given by the university to access a collection of more than 700 UTCC lessons on the iTunes U platform.
Earlier this year, the collection of UTCC content was ranked second most accessed by students across the globe.
Leveraging technology in classes has delivered a learning experience that is relevant to a dynamic world. It has also encouraged students to research and access information by themselves.
The university recently teamed with Apple Regional Training Centre to transfer the body of knowledge to top-tier primary and high schools in Thailand.
"Teachers must apply both science and art to create a learning strategy that helps students achieve their goals while supporting them to pursue their individual interests," added Sauwanee.
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