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Digital Economy Promotion Agency Eyes Coding Thailand Sea Change


Students demonstrate the Coding Thailand project to Minister Pichet Durongkaveroj and Code.org president Alice Steinglass.

The government of Thailand has launced the "Coding Thailand" project in collaboration with the private sector to encourage Thai youths to develop computational thinking skills.

Credit: BangkokPost.com

With the introduction of the Coding Thailand project in collaboration with the private sector, Thailand’s Digital Economy Promotion Agency seeks to encourage the cultivation of computational thinking skills among young Thais.

Digital Economy and Society Minister Pichet Durongkaveroj says the initiative's main tenet is that people can be educated through any electronic medium, and he cites a shortage of domestic data scientists and cybersecurity specialists as a problem that projects such as Coding Thailand aim to remedy.

Durongkaveroj notes the project will involve creating a computer-science knowledge hub that supports anytime-anywhere access.

"CodingThailand.org will open up a new dimension of learning, as it encourages analytical thinking, problem-solving skills, and creativity," he says. "All of these elements are essential for every occupation."

From Bangkok Post
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