Unlocking the power of online training: Opportunities and strategies for Vietnamese higher education during Covid-19

This topic was discussed in the workshop held by the VNU University of Economics and Business in collaboration with Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore. The workshop analyzed the situation of digitization in Vietnamese education during Covid 19 as well as experiences and lessons from Singapore, China, India.

The event was held on May 14th, 2021 with participation of domestic and international scholars and researchers. From the UEB, there were Assoc.Prof.PhD. Nguyen Anh Thu - Vice Rector, Deans and lecturers of Faculty of Political Economy. From Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, there were Assoc.Prof.PhD. Vu Minh Khuong.

 Participants from Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam

The key issues in digital transformation and challenges and opportunities for universities in Vietnam, important governance and regulatory recommendations for online teaching, media campaigns, benchmarking analysis methods , digital transformation training in higher education for the Vietnamese government.

 

The recommendations are divided into levels to suit the COVID-19 situation in Vietnam and the potential of each university. In particular, issues of governance, rules and communication campaigns are prioritized at the national level as this is the key solution in leading the national initiative in effectively using technology in higher education. With the benchmarking analysis method in countries such as Singapore and South Korea, the results show that successful application of digital transformation was enhanced by investment in education and training, the ability of continuous learning from universities and nation.

 
Assoc.Prof. Vu Minh Khuong from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy 
 
Assoc.Prof.PhD. Nguyen Anh Thu - Vice Rector of the UEB

MA. Tran Phuong Chi, lecturer of the Faculty of Political Economy, VNU University of Economics and Business presented the topic "Lessons from internationalization and the relationship between internationalization and digital transformation in higher education”, which focused on three outstanding points: internationalization of higher education is considered as a strategy to expand the knowledge community and digital transformation becomes a useful tool for that strategy; internationalization needs standards such as education accreditation and digital transformation as one of the criteria for the continuous improvement of higher education; internationalization requires academic exchange programs. In response to the pandemic, online exchange programs have been implemented, giving chances of academic exchange for students who cannot afford face-to-face exchange programs.

 
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