OVETR platform is quite popular in many developed countries around the world. Although the OVETR platform has been proven to bring enormous value and potential to education, it has not yet been successfully developed by any educational organizations in Viet Nam.
Under Decision No. 942/QD-TTg, the Vietnamese Government keys to the following guiding principles of digital transformation (DX), including open technologies, data as a new resource, digital platforms as breakthrough solutions, and “Make in Viet Nam” digital solutions. In addition, DX is featured in data creation and connection. Consequently, the development of a pilot OVETR platform serves the above directions.
The pilot open vocational education and training resources (OVETR) platform for 11 partner colleges has been basically completed and will be handed over in April 2022. In order to support TVET colleges to operate, manage, exploit and use learning materials on the OVETR platform effectively, GIZ assists DVET in organizing the training workshop on using and managing a pilot OVETR platform, which is considered as “a digital learning materials management platform” shared among the community of 11 TVET partner colleges of GIZ and 03 affiliated enterprises. DVET is the system owner, and the pilot platform is installed on the server system of DVET for management. D&L Technology Integration and Consulting Joint Stock Company has been selected to provide technological solutions for developing the OVETR platform.
The OVETR platform is developed based on the distributed model. In other words, DVET is the management institute, issues promoting regulations and policies. TVET institutions and enterprises reserve responsibilities for administering and monitoring their users and learning material content. Each institute participating in the project has a specific interface to manage digital learning materials in the OVETR platform and reserves rights for sharing partly or wholly or not sharing their learning materials. However, sharing bibliographic information of materials (metadata) is mandatory.
The pilot OVETR platform is developed based on the open-source technology allowing customization, integration, and extension to connect with other digital applications and platforms such as the learning management system (LMS), the digital management system (ERP), and digital library. Users can access and put in information once (one single sign-on, one single input). According to the development orientation, institutes participating in the project are expected to master the technology and produce more suitable applications integrated with the pilot OVETR platform to create a foundation for sustainable development.
With the support from the TVET Programme in this project, DVET requires 11 TVET partner colleges and 03 enterprises selected to be participants and beneficiaries, to actively assist DVET with the process of developing the technology platform and be responsible for contributing and sharing learning materials, recommending regulations and policies for recognition and promotion to improve and exploit the OVETR platform effectively.