Professor Angelina Jolie

A few days ago outrage took place in the usually more quiet world of academics. We don’t complain much (well, we do, just nobody hears or cares about it) and just ‘do our thing’. That ‘academics stuff’ that nobody really understands anyways. This past week however something happened to connect the world of academics with […]

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Changing perceptions. The crucial first semester at Thai Universities

With the current summer semester almost over it’s time for another educational related post. But don’t you worry (don’t you worry child, see heaven’s got a plan for you) – I will not dissect Thai education once more but rather try to write about some of my experiences and then maybe come up with a conclusion […]

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Thailand to open school and university admission for child angels

Over the past few weeks so called “Look thep”, Child Angels (dolls that look like super creepy children) have been all the buzz in and around The Land of Creep Smile. Now with the the economy struggling more and more naive faithful Thai people turn to Child Angels and their positive spirits and good luck charm […]

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Southeast Asian focused podcasts continue

As mentioned earlier EdTechWorld.org started to publish some educational and technological focused podcasts. Now there are three podcasts up and running and the fourth in the making. Now EdTechWorld.Org is looking for motivated educators to join the podcast and talk about EdTech in ASEAN. So if you’re interested to join or know someone who knows […]

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First EdTechWorld.org Podcast – ASEAN related EdTech

EdTechWorld.org released it’s first podcast a few days ago and I’m happy to share it here (since I’m running EdTechWorld ;-)). The aim is to provide insights into ASEAN related EdTech topics. We started off with a student perspective but soon will follow up with an international school teacher, an EdTech enthusiast and other professionals […]

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Facebook opens its first Thailand office

Today Facebook’s COO announced that FB just opened its first office in Thailand since it is now trying to dive deeper into the asian market. That does make sense of course since Facebook earns around 51 percent of its ad revenue outside the United States – with Asia and its mobile first approach being quite […]

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The ASEAN E-Commerce Bubble – Dotcom hype repeats itself

When history repeats itself. That’s something that is not too uncommon here in Thailand. Not only in the IT sector but in all other parts of development as well. Traffic, education, etc. If one knows ones history things that happen here, quite often, seem to be familiar and one wonders why it happens again even […]

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Global Divestment Day – Thailand

This February 13 – 14 we will see the Global Divestment Day happening. In Thailand this will be celebrated via the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Southeast Asia which is hosting a film screening and a discussion on divestment in Thailand. Therefore they are inviting everyone to join the event there on 13 February 2015. Global Divestment Day The […]

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Print Media and its survival in the Digital World

Come and gone is a normal flow for every business. But while the media business is a very competitive one, then what makes print media survive in the surrounding of digital alternatives? E-book, E-mail, E-newspaper, E-magazine, E-commerce, E-ticket Online.. All are gone online. All e-forms mentioned above are just the beginning of the “E-Age” and I […]

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Safety first – Thailand wants new online / tech laws.

Today two law proposals caught my eye. The first one is regarding online security, the second regarding drones. Let’s have brief look at both proposals. Cyber Law The other day Thailand’s PM defended some of the proposals for cyber law that have been heavily criticized by internet rights groups. The law would grant the government unprecedented surveillance […]

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