Abstract—To solve the problems of teacher shortage and
their indirect educational qualifications in the underprivileged
rural schools, the Government of Thailand has issued the policy
to use eDLTV media (Electronic Distance Learning TV Media)
in its pedagogical system. Rajabhat Maha Sarakham University
is assigned as one of the educational institutions to promote the
application of such media in the Northeast of the country.
Assigned by the university, and to support the mission, the
researcher has conducted this study with the following
objectives: 1) to develop a model of participatory eDLTV media
technology transfer to promote learning at
Phrapariyattidhamma Schools (PDS) by using Project-Based
Learning (PBL) activities; 2) to study the results of the
experiments of using the model’s manuals and tools; 3) to
examine the results of acceptance and application of eDLTV
media technology for the learning of PDS. The samples were 99
teachers and 956 students in this study, purposively selected
from 1,435 students from 9 PDS in Sisaket Province. The
instruments used were three questionnaires and manuals on
participatory eDLTV media technology transfer. The results of
the research showed that the model of participatory technology
transfer of eDLTV is a form of participatory collaboration of 3
important agencies: RMU, PDS, and NSTDA (National Science
and Technology Development Agency) as they together define
roles, duties, and activities to promote learning in 3 phases. The
overall teachers' opinions towards the model experiment
showed the most suability of the model in use. The significance
of this model relies upon after the training, 100 % of teachers
were able to apply eDLTV in PBL in various subjects even
though they had no experience in using eDLTV before.
Index Terms—eDLTV media, participatory, project-based learning, diffusion technology, technology adoption.
W. Arreerard is with the Faculty of Information Technology, Rajabhat Maha Sarakham University, Thailand (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Worapapha Arreerard, "Exploring Thai Distant Learning Using Satellite TV (eDLTV) and Problem-Based Learning," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 12, no. 8, pp. 746-755, 2022.Copyright © 2022 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).