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OU5 Meetings in Malaysia

The executives from Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU) participated in the OU5 Meetings hosted by the Open University Malaysia during 10-11 May 2023 at Perdana Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Manit Jumpa, Distinguished Member of the University Council, Acting President of Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU), Asst. Prof. Dr. Gan Chanyawudhiwan, Acting Vice-President for Academic Services, Cultural Preservation, and International Affairs, Mrs. Rattip Phukkeson, Acting Director of the Department of International Affairs, and researchers from STOU attended the meetings between OU5 member universities to follow up with the on-going research projects and other collaborative works to enhance open and distance education in the region.

STOU researchers who joined the meeting for 2023 research projects in the two categories – International Research and ASEAN Studies include the following.

  1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kamolrat Intaratat, School of Communication Arts, on “The Role of Open Universities in ASEAN in Sustainability Development or The Role of Open Universities in ASEAN in Sustainability Development”
  2. Asst. Prof. Pol. Maj. Dr. Napaphen Jantacumma, School of Nursing, on “Disaster Risk and Reduction Management in ASEAN”
  3. Asst. Prof. Dr. Lugsamee Kimura, School of Liberal Arts, on “Innovative Pedagogy in the 4IR Era”
  4. Asst. Prof. Dr. Songluk Sakulwichitsintu, School of Liberal Arts, on “A Development of Metaverse based on Gamification Concept for Practical Learning Management of Students at Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University” and
  5. Asst. Prof. Dr. Padcharee Phasuk, School of Economics, on “Educational Inequality from Gender Inequality Among the Indigenous Peoples of Northern Thailand: A Case of Karen Hmong and Lahu”

There was also the discussion to elaborate on the work under the project “University of the Future.”