Following the success of the previous workshop for the Mechanics faculty, the second one for the faculty of Mechatronics – Information Technology – Telecommunication was conducted on March 27 and 28, 2021 by Dr. Christian Hoffmann – the GIZ’s Development Advisor. To bring the real experience of online learning, the second day of the workshop was delivered completely online via BigBlueButton of Moodle platform.
The focus of the training was the application of free online tools to create interactive questionnaire and quizzes (e.g. Mentimeter, Poll Everywhere, Slido) and online conference (e.g. Google Hangout Meet, Skype, Zoom). The teachers also explored some applications for online teaching (e.g. Google Classroom, MS Teams) and had a great opportunity to experience a course on Moodle on a user’s perspective to see how training contents could be delivered with interactive exercises in which gamification elements were applied to encourage learners’ participation.
Supporting activities of the workshop varied, from the exciting “TV battle” in which teachers were divided into two teams, each team chose a leader to have discussions about the advantages and disadvantages of traditional learning and online learning, to self-learning session on Moodle in which teachers were explained about “flipped classroom” – a new pedagogical methodology that they could apply to enhance digital teaching effectiveness.
Mr. Ho Du Luat, Dean of the faculty of Mechatronics – Information Technology – Telecommunication, shared his thoughts about the course: “While some teachers in our faculty are advanced users of digital tools, some are still reluctant to apply them into their teaching. The workshop brought useful knowledge and a good revision of available tools, enabling us to have the chance to try out different things to find and apply what is best for us and the students.”
This activity was held within the component “Supporting High-Quality TVET Institutes” as part of the Vietnamese-German “Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam”. The programme is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) together with the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).