Abstract—This research aimed to study and analyze the
factors of the qualification framework of essential learning
outcomes for computer innovation and digital industry
professionals. The factors consisted of indicators of essential
competencies for undergraduates under the professional
qualifications of Computer Innovation and Digital Industry
Major based on the context of Nakhon Si Thammarat Rajabhat
University (NSTRU). The sample group consisted of all teachers
and experts in Computer Science, Computer Engineering,
Software Engineering, Information Technology, Business
Computer, and Computer Education, covering all
undergraduate programs from public institutions of higher
education across Thailand. The research instrument was the
questionnaire about factors of the qualifications framework of
essential learning outcomes for undergraduates in Computer
Innovation and Digital Industry Major. The questionnaire used
five levels of a rating scale. Content validity and reliability for
the scale were 0.96–1.00, and the content validity and reliability
for the factor were 0.97–0.99. Second-order confirmatory factor
analysis (CFA) was employed for data analysis. The research
discovered new knowledge on the list of essential competencies
for undergraduates under five factors of the qualifications
framework of learning outcomes with 24 indicators. These 24
indicators were separated for each factor: six for Ethical and
Moral Development and Knowledge, four for Cognitive Skills,
Interpersonal, and Responsibility, Numerical Analysis, and
Communication and Information Technology skills,
Index Terms—Qualifications framework of learning outcomes, computer innovation and digital industry professionals, indicator, Second order confirmatory factor analysis.
Thamasan Suwanroj, Orawan Saeung, and Kanaporn Kaewkamjan are with Nakhon Si Thammarat Rajabhat University, Thailand.
Punnee Leekitchwatana is with King Mongkut‟s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand.
Cite: Thamasan Suwanroj*, Orawan Saeung, Punnee Leekitchwatana, and Kanaporn Kaewkamjan, "Qualifications Framework of Essential Learning Outcomes for Computer Innovation and Digital Industry Professionals," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 266-278, 2023.Copyright © 2023 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).