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Entering the second year of the pandemic, teachers and students across Vietnam are prepared to switch to online learning if necessary.
At 8 am May 16, Hai Phong, a 12th grader at a Hanoi high school was sitting in front of his laptop, checking the internet, camera and headphone, waiting for his turn to be interviewed for admission to the Hanoi University of Science and Technology.
Amid the recent Covid-19 resurgence, learning online via technological platforms is a radical solution for students and teachers to maintain a normal life.
Nguyen Xuan Thanh, director of the Secondary Education Department under the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) spoke about online learning and examinations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tran Hai Dang, deputy director of the Vietnam Institute of Musicology, says that many students are familiar with the western guitar, violin and piano but lack knowledge about traditional Vietnamese instruments.
Like many other countries in the region, Vietnam is seen as an attractive market for online education startups.
The representatives of many private schools in Hanoi have expressed their concern that they may go bankrupt if they are not allowed to start teaching before September 5, the official opening day of the academic year.
Three conditions are needed to make online teaching more common in Vietnam: parents’ support, teachers’ capability of shifting to new teaching methods and students’ readiness for a new style of interaction.
Launched at a time when demand is very high, Vietnam’s video conferencing software products still cannot compete with foreign products in the home market.
Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha told the press on the sidelines of the 13th National Party Congress that Vietnam’s education has the opportunity to take off in the time to come.
HCM City is facing a severe shortage of English teachers in primary schools, partly because of stricter quality criteria required under a new recruitment programme.
The success of digital transformation in the education sector will make an important contribution to the formation of a digital nation.
Deputy Minister of Education and Training Hoang Minh Son believes that the biggest difficulty in digital transformation is the lack of qualified human resources.
MOET several days ago organized an online conference on student mobility and higher education quality assurance among ASEAN+3 countries, with the participation of 12 countries.
Saving billions of dong in printing documents and time for students to queue up for school admission are some of the benefits for schools starting digital transformation efforts.
The 2019-2020 academic year was challenging, but education activities were not disrupted amid COVID-19, and in fact, digital transformation activities have continued strongly in the education sector.
Having started open training and distance education in 1994, Hanoi Open University (HOU) are pioneers in using IT in teaching and learning.