Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU) launched the application “STOU SISA” on 3 August 2021, to provide convenient and quick student services, available for IOS and Android.
SISA stands for Student Info Service Application. STOU SISA app provides student services including viewing school records, academic results, and enrollment with mobile payment. It also caters to information about teaching and learning, examination venues, and examination results.
Associate Professor Dr. Pranee Sungkatavat, Distinguished Member of the University Council, STOU Acting President said: “STOU has been continuously implementing the university reform plan. We focus on the development of distance education technology, the modern teaching and learning management, to be ready to provide quality services in this fast-changing society.”
“During the many waves of COVID-19, we have succeeded in organizing online exams for STOU students both at home and abroad. The exams takers included over 40,000 students from the undergraduate level, graduate level, and certificate programs.”
“Now that the STOU SISA app is launched, all the students will get access to faster and more convenient services. The Application connects all students’ information regarding their studies and examinations. The system will facilitate all our 88,000 students both in the country and abroad, providing access to important student services available at all times or twenty-four hours a day and 7 days a week.”
Associate Professor Dr. Theppasak Boonyarataphan, Acting Vice-President for Strategy, Planning, Digital Technology and Innovation, added: “The main challenge of developing the STOU SISA app is that students must receive the correct information. The app should cut down the process and time in contacting the university. They should be able to check the information conveniently and quickly by themselves through the application.”
“STOU SISA contains the student’s personal information, event calendar, enrollment information, educational record, examination schedule, examination result, materials delivery status, course assignment, tutorial, training, and professional experience programs schedule, and general university news. Most importantly, students can pay for the registration fee via the STOU SISA app, which is a new dimension for student services of STOU. STOU SISA is now available for download both for iOS and Android.”
Associate Professor Dr. Pranee Sungkatavat added: “The application will continue to develop to increase its efficiency. More information in various fields will be utilized to provide a wider range of student services. Hopefully, we’ll bring in AI technology soon.”
“STOU has delivered quality education for over 40 years. Our next goal is to become a full-fledged digital university while maintaining the quality as a leader in distance education.”