• Mr. Jarunpan Sahanawin
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Sirilak Ketchaya


It is vital for university system in Thailand to consider to revitalize the training and evaluation process. In general, training session is often considered a chance for improvement for students, however, it is done with a cost to the management of the university. However, with nowadays high technology, the big class training sessions may effective of teaching and learning. In fact, there are pros and cons of big training programs. The main focuses of this study were to provide the analysis of both pros and cons of big class training programs and its evaluation and assessment process from the perspectives of academicians and higher education policy makers, and professors in various universities as well as to provide some important suggestions. This was a qualitative research with the objective to provide the findings of an in-depth interview from three major perspectives namely: trainers, trainees, and higher education policy makers. Each group would consist of 5 individuals and each group would participate in a small focus group to explain their insight information and valuable comments. Contextual description analysis was used to provide the findings for this study. Both primary and secondary information are significant for the analysis. The finding of the study included there were different pros and cons for both big training classes. However, the effectiveness of big class depended on the specific objective of the training programs. It is an acceptable fact that modern technology helps to save costs of training programs with mass audiences. With the use of new application software, the assessment process can be more accurate with high speed and lower costs.