The Development of Information and Communication Technology indicators in Education

The Development of Information and Communication Technology indicators in Education

  • สุภาภรณ์ สงค์ประชา Mahidol University
  • สิรีรัตน์ เชษฐสุมน Kasetsart University
  • พรภัทร อินทรวรพัฒน์ Suan Dusit Rajabhat University
Keywords: information and communication technology indicators in education


The Ministry of Education has undertaken the policy on development and upgrading education standards with an attempt to integrate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into education management. Two master plans for ICT in education were implemented by the Ministry (Phases I: 2003-2006 and Phase II: 2007-2010) and the current master plan (Phase III: 2010-1013) has been implementing and will be terminated by the end of the 2013 fiscal year. Although the indicators of ICT in education - as tools for monitoring and evaluation of the achievement of the plans - were specified in all master plans, achievement of the first two phases were not assessed due to not enough details in practical data collection for ICT indicators. Consequently, the Ministry has made an effort to research and develop ICT indicators in education. This research aimed to study, analyze, and develop ICT indicators in education in response to the 2010-2013 Master Plan for ICT in Education of The Ministry of Education.

Using a mixed research methodology, qualitative approach coupled with quantitative data, both national and international data about ICT indicators in education were analyzed and compared. All existing ICT indicators from documentary analysis were put together into a set of indicators. This set of ICT indicators was then reviewed and screened by 83 stakeholders (e.g., administrators, instructors and educators) in charge of ICT data collection at the implementing level through 4 Regional Workshops. Four criteria for screening the indicators - usefulness, measurability, reliability, and relevant to Thailand context - were used. The consensual agreement of scope of, condition on, and limitation to data collection for producing ICT indicators were proposed from the forums. The revised set of the ICT indicators were reviewed and screened by 12 ICT in education experts through Experts Meeting. A public hearing was conducted to seek additional opinions from stakeholders.

Seventy ICT indicators in education in response to the 2010-2013 Master Plan for ICT in education of The Ministry of Education and to the international indicators were identified. These included 9 indicators for policy, 2 indicators for public-private partnership, 22 indicators for infrastructure, 12 indicators for teaching staff development, 2 indicators for curriculum, 2 indicators for service, 3 indicators for educational resources, 6 indicators for usage, 7 indicators for participation,   skills and output, 1 indicator for outcome and impact, 3 indicators for equity, and 1 indicator for social/cultural and economic status. All indicators in details were given in the handbook with a recommended model and guidelines on The Ministry of Education's ICT indicators in education.


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สงค์ประชาส., เชษฐสุมนส., & อินทรวรพัฒน์พ. (2018). The Development of Information and Communication Technology indicators in Education. INTEGRATED SOCIAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES, MAHIDOL UNIVERSITY, 1(1), 217-235. Retrieved from
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