A model for digital skill development of school administrators under the Office of Vocational Education Commission in the next normal

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Pimolpun Phetsombat


This research aimed to 1) investigate and confirm the digital skill components, 2) construct a model for digital skill development, and 3) test a model of digital skill development in schools. The sample consisted of 459 school administrators in the Office of the Vocational Education Commission and nine experts. The research tools were questionnaires, interview forms, test forms, model-assessment forms, and satisfaction assessment forms. The statistics used for data analysis were frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-tests on dependent samples, and content analysis. The results revealed that 1) the five digital skill components of school administrators under the Office of Vocational Education Commission in the next normal were capability, knowledge, experience, attribute, and competency. The model validity (Chi-square = 1.76, p = 0.18405, df = 1, RMSEA = 0.056, GFI = 1) fitted the empirical data; 2) the results of a constructed model for digital skill development by school administrators which consisted of principles, objectives, digital skill components, development process, performance assessment, and success conditions displayed the highest level of suitability and feasibility; and 3) the results of a model test in schools showed that the cognitive and digital skills of school administrators after using the development model had a higher score than before using the model with statistical significance at the 0.05 level. The results of the satisfaction assessment on digital skill development were at the highest level. This model can be effectively applied to develop the digital skills of school administrators under the Office of the Vocational Education Commission and other agencies which, therefore, contributes to efficient school management in the future. 


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