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STOU joined ICOIE2024 Conference in Hong Kong

From 3-5 July 2024, Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU), led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Taweewat Watthanakuljaroen, Dean of the School of Educational Studies, participated in the 2024 International Conference on Open Innovative Education (ICOIE2024) at Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.

The conference was held with the following objectives:

  • provide a platform for sharing quality research, effective practices and well-formulated views relevant to open and innovative education;
  • facilitate networking and cross-institutional collaboration among researchers and educators in fields of educational innovation and/or openness; and
  • promote studies and advancements in open and innovative education.

The main topics of the keynote speeches were:

  1. AI in Education: Finding the Right Moments of Dependency, Scaffolding, and Competency
  2. Internet Dividends and Human Resource Development in China
  3. Debates, Experiences and Solutions of Using Generative AI for Learning and Teaching
  4. Distance Education Universities in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities
  5. Learning analytics in the age of generative artificial intelligence

These topics were presented by university administrators and professors who are experts in their respective fields. (More information is available at:

In addition, there was a session for researchers to present their research under 13 different related topics:

  1. AI/VR/AR/MR in education
  2. Engaging students and learning design
  3. Innovations in curriculum and pedagogy
  4. Academic/learning analytics
  5. Agile/blended/agile-blended learning
  6. Gamification for learning
  7. Social media and technology-mediated learning communities
  8. Educational technology
  9. Open education/OERs/MOOCs
  10. Pedagogical innovations
  11. Impacts of pandemic on online learning
  12. Innovations in curriculum and pedagogy
  13. Technology-enabled student advising

More information regarding the presentation session can be found here:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gan Chanyawudhiwan presenting at ICOIE2024

At the ICOIE2024 Conference, STOU presented a research paper titled “The Results of the Training of Occupational Competency-Based with Blended Learning for Elders in Thailand” by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gan Chanyawudhiwan and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kemmanat Mingsiritham, Office of Educational Technology. The research findings were presented under the topic of Agile/blended/agile-blended learning.

The ICOIE2025 will be organized from 9-11 July 2025. Visit for more information on the ICOIE Conference.

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