Information Technology Educational Programs Situation in Disruptive Technology Era
This research is a part of the data analysis for the development of student management information systems (sMIS) for the School of Information and Communication Technology at the University of Phayao. The main objective of the research is an overview analysis of student statistics in the School of Information and Communication Technology from the beginning to the present, which has a period of 20 years (2001-2019). The data set used in the research was 7,296 students from eleven educational programs, consisting of B.B.A (Business Computer), B.Eng. (Computer Engineering), B.Eng. (Software Engineering), B.F.A. (Computer Graphics and Multimedia), B.Eng. (Information and Communication Engineering), B.Sc. (Computer Science), B.Sc. (Geographic Information Science), B.Sc. (Information Technology), B.Sc. (Mobile Computing Technology), B.Sc. (Information Technology) and B.A. (English), and LL.B (Laws) and B.Sc. (Information Technology). The result of the analysis shows that the opening of educational programs in the past has a significant effect on the increasing number of students. However, the current curriculum may not respond to student needs as many programs tend to decrease the number of students' admissions, in contrast to the tendency of dropout students. From the clear findings, concerned parties should be aware of the aforementioned situation which may result from disruption technology in the future.
Keywords: educational data mining, disruptive technology, learning strategies, lifelong learning, learning analytics