NBTC encourages “Smart Board” 5G online classroom

NBTC encourages “Smart Board” 5G online classroom

Wherever you are in the digital world, education can be reached without limitation. The 5G technology in particular is playing an increasingly important role in improving Thailand’s education delivery.

This is because the technology can help everyone access information easily, quickly and accurately. This, in turn, increases the potential of children who will be the next generation to develop the country.  

State-of-the-art 5G technology makes the speed of wireless data transmission equivalent to the speed of fibre connection, increasing the peak data rate by 20%, user experienced data rate by 10%, and area traffic capacity by 100 times.  

Mr. Suthisak Tantayothin, Deputy Secretary-General of Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) revealed that: “In the 5G roadmap, online classrooms will use something along the lines of ‘Smart Board’, prototypes of which we are already developing. Basically, Smart Board is a digital screen connected to networks of schools, enabling students in different areas to study the same subject at the same time and even interact with other students over 5G.”    

“Once installed, the AI programs keep daily records of studies and quiz students on each subject. The data is used to analyse learning outcomes of students in each class. Individual students will thereby be directed to fields of study appropriate to their abilities and career choices.”  

“Initially, the smart boards will be used from primary school onwards. However, the AI programme will also be installed to evaluate students in years 3-6 in secondary schools.” 

“NBTC plans to start using the online classroom prototype in 2021. Ultimately, we expect that it will play a big role in moving Thailand’s education ahead. Smart Boards and 5G will become a solution for all ages and genders to gain all kinds of knowledge.” 

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