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The Office of General Education and Innovative Electronic Learning Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University
The Office of General Education and Innovative Electronic Learning, Building no. 34 , Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University is located at 1 U-thong Nok Road, Dusit, Bangkok 10300, telephone number 0–2160-1265-66, 0–2160-1269-70, fax no. 0–2160-1268, web address - : http://www.gen-ed.ssru.ac.th

          The Office of General Education and Innovative Electronic Learning is a department responsible for the instructional management of General Education Courses. The office is now located at 1st floor of Building no. 34. Its background is as follows;

          On 17 September 1999, the Mass Education Bureau was firstly established with the purposes of being a division supporting the educational operation using suitable Information Communication Technology based on the goal of National Education Act of B.E. 2542 and the manpower development plan in the Ninth National Economic and Social Development Plan. The primary mission of the Bureau is to implement the innovation for mass education management in all 12 General Education Courses offered for full time bachelor’s degree students.

          Later on under the Royal approval when Suan Sunandha Rajabhat Institue has been named as Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University in 2005, the university adapted the mission of the Bureau by limiting the responsibility in terms of mass education management while assigning the mission concerning servicing and supporting the teaching and learning emphasizing online instructional strategies and producing electronic learning medias on 1stJune 2005 with its new title “Electronic Learning Center” under the administration of the Academic Resource and Information Technology. Its mission includes servicing Information Technology for the teaching and learning under the University’s policy in terms of information retrieval, research, and the development of creative instructional methodologies using new Information Technology as tools for highest benefit of all educational stakeholders, for collaboration among faculty members and learners in terms of passing on contents as well as learning experiences to learners emphasizing the notions of learner’s based teaching, technology – based instructions including the university’s network learning.

          In 2009, based on the University’s policy, the “Electronic Learning Center” is renamed as “General Education and Electronic Learning Center” which is under the administration of the Academic Resource and Information Technology. Its mission includes the instructional management of the general education courses with online learning consisting of 30 credits. The curriculum development project with instructional management of general education courses, post-graduate level, academic year 2009 was initiated under the university internal division called “General Education and Electronic Learning Center”. Its objective is to manage the instruction of general education courses, post-graduate level, which are divided into 3 groups, and all students are required to register to study not less than 30 credits of these general education courses. The 3 groups include 1) Language courses in which students are required to study not less than 12 credits, 2) Humanities and Social Sciences courses in which students are required to study not less than 9 credits, and 3) Science and Technology courses in which students are required to study not less than 9 credits. That is to say students are required to  study not less than 30 credits of generation education courses and these courses should cover  the 3 groups above.

          In 2010, in reference to the official letter of Suan Sunandha Rajbhat University entitled the settlement of internal division “The Office of General Education and Innovative Electronic  Learning” endorsed on 25th August 2010 by the Council of Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, the council approved the settlement of the internal division based on the Act of Internal  Division Administration, Higher Education Institution, 2007. Moreover, under the support of the university administrators, the collaboration of faculty members and  staff including the support from the office’s administrators and all staff members, the office’s  administration serves the office’s as well as the university’s strategies and plans.