Virtual Education Delivery as Alternative Mode of Education: A Comparative Analysis of Thailand and the Philippine Educational System Facing COVID 19

Techniumscience:23-30 (forthcoming)
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This paper aimed to examine the factors used by Thailand educational sector to be adopted by the Philippine educational system through the concept of “Virtual Education Delivery” (VED) as an education tool in response to the problem of economic crisis caused by COVID 19 pandemic. The study attempted to determine the factors that influence success in implementing Thai VEDs, and identified the ways to facilitate such adoption. These factors were synthesized with Thai environmental and cultural factors to develop a strategic framework which can be used to assist not only universities in Thailand but also in all levels of Philippine education such as elementary, secondary and tertiary levels to achieve more effective implementation of VEDs. Content analysis method to substantially collect the data associated in the journal articles, books, magazines and internet sources as secondary data. Content analysis allows the researcher to unravel and analyze the content of a particular source of communication. Upon its comparative analysis, this paper found that Philippines and Thailand are simultaneously accepting the notion of technological shock which is characterized by the internet and social media as valuable sources of educational information and research data for development of their policies. Culturally speaking, Thailand and Philippines is collectivist in character when it comes to their programs and projects related to education sector. Apart from having open-minded status in the region of technological breakthrough, these countries relied heavily on their human resources which pointed to maximize the use of virtual classroom, conferences, seminars other known now as webinar, research events and even governmental mechanisms of communication. Scientifically based decisions. The DepEd today has a more flexibility in adapting VED in this time of crisis where face to face interaction in the classroom is prohibited due to the threat of COVID 19 pandemic.
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