DOMINATION OF THAILAND IN SHOPPING FOR SCHOOL OF DIGITAL TABLET
Digital School, the primacy of Thailand by the government, 9 million tablet free for students
This is the biggest operation ever carried out by a government to digital education while in Italy the Decree Growth 2.0 puts the tablet borne by the families, promising only to save on the price.
Thailand will distribute 1.7 million free tablet to his students, as part of one of the most important operations of the kind in the world.
Surapol Navamavadhana, advisor to the Ministry of Information Technologies, said that next month the government will initiate electronic auctions to buy ‘tablets’ for pupils of primary and secondary schools, employing a budget of over 4 billion baht (150 million euro). Other 54 000 tablet will be delivered to teachers.
“This is the largest endowment of tablet never happened in the world envisaged by the Government for education,” he assured Navamavadhana and the goal is to get to distribute 7 million more in 2014.
Thailand goes even beyond what has been done in Italy with the Fiat Growth 2.0 which was the very limited scope of previous standards, by introducing a system very gradually for the adoption of digital books in schools while, when it relates to the devices, states that “the school ensures the availability of technological support necessary to the enjoyment of digital content”, but with expenditure from households ‘within specified limits’.
Auction in Thailand will participate in nine companies. The countries involved, China, Germany, India and the Netherlands.
Last year the government had already distributed 850,000 devices purchased by a Chinese company for 2.2 million baht.
The project ‘One tablet per child’ program was part of the election of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra together with other measures such as increasing the minimum wage, already achieved. Proposed that the current opposition had called populist.
The tablet, which is owned schools, they can be taken home by the students, but the government has recommended to teachers and parents to make sure that you do not abuse for purposes other than study.
Raffaella Christmas (Article taken from Key4Biz)