Within the framework of vocational education and training cooperation between Vietnam and Australia, the Australian Embassy in Vietnam coordinated with Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET) to organize a series of webinars to share experiences on online training methods/ incorporated in vocational education and training. The series of seminars takes place from September 30 to November 11, 2021, every Thursday. The purpose of the series of seminars is to share lessons learned in the transition from traditional learning to online / blended learning for vocational education institutions and providers and policy makers in Vietnam.
Attending the series of seminars, there were nearly 200 delegates, including 15 delegates who are leaders of the Department, units and managers of DVET, who participate in the development and policy-making of the system. vocational education system and more than 180 delegates who are school leaders, leaders of departments, faculties, lecturers and teachers selected from 44 schools in the system.
In the opening ceremony of the seminar series taking place on September 30 with the theme: “Converting traditional learning models to online learning", attended by Ms. Jen Bahen, Australian Embassy in Vietnam ; Dr. Pham Vu Quoc Binh, Deputy Director of DVET and speakers from TAFE Queensland are Ms. Julie Healy and Ms. Sam Crowe.
At the opening ceremony, the delegates heard Ms. Jen Bahen, Australian Embassy in Vietnam introduce and share about how Australian vocational education is progressing in the context of the Covid epidemic; the process of digital transformation, system building and transformation of methods of training organization and assessment of students' learning outcomes that Australian vocational education institutions have implemented.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Dr. Pham Vu Quoc Binh, Deputy Director General, emphasized that the context of the 4th industrial revolution and the covid pandemic requires the world's vocational education system to be renewed. Vietnam orients to develop an open, flexible, modernized, integrated and inclusive vocational education system, creating a basis for lifelong learning and skill development, associated with social security, in which promoting digital transformation is a breakthrough solution to realize the goal of improving the quality of human resources to meet socio-economic development in each period. Currently, DVET is developing a Project on Digital Transformation in TVET to 2025, with orientation to 2030, which focuses on developing a digital ecosystem with the some solutions.
Dr. Pham Vu Quoc Binh also pointed out the limitations and challenges in digital transformation of vocational education institutions today, the awareness of digital transformation, the process of digital transformation; skills in building lectures, teaching methods in online training; digital skills and self-study skills of students when learning online; information technology infrastructure is still limited, not systematic, synchronous, connectivity is not high; program development autonomy is still slow; connection with business is still weak...
In the context of the Covid epidemic, DVET has focused on directing the entire vocational education system to deploy solutions for applying information technology and digital transformation in enrollment and transformation. traditional learning methods to online; promote the development of digital learning materials, software and virtual devices; traditional integrated training methods online... this helps the system stability and maintenance. However, there are still limitations when converting from traditional to online learning such as: the quality control of online training is not guaranteed; There is still a lack of digital platforms and digital applications to meet the needs of learners to study and work remotely... so the management and administration of management agencies and vocational education institutions is still lacking. not really effective; training quality is not satisfactory.