In 2022, the Programme “Reform of TVET in Viet Nam II” (TVET Programme) collaborated with consultants and digital transformation (DX) focal points from partner TVET colleges to conduct a research on developing a Digital literacy Training module for TVET students. Research results were presented and discussed in the workshop Digital transformation in TVET – Achievements in 2022 and key priorities for 2023 which was organized on 30 December 2022 in Hanoi.
To further develop the Training module, the TVET Programme collaborated with Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET) and Nha Trang College of Technology (NTCT) to organize the Workshop “Introduction of Digital Literacy Training Module” from 29 to 30 May 2023 at NTCT. The workshop aimed at achieving three key objectives. First, it was to enhance IT teachers’ competence by introducing updated contents and teaching methods, and new EdTeches in the training module. Second, we continued collecting comments and feedbacks to finalize training content of the Module through discussion, feedbacks and argumentations. Finally, we discussed methods for the implementation of the Digital literacy Training module in the future.
The workshop welcomed representatives of the TVET Programme, the Formal Training Department of the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training, the Rector Board of Nha Trang College of Technology – the hosting organization, Prof. Dr. Ho Tu Bao and Dr. Nguyen Nhat Quang – GIZ’s senior consultants, the research team, and 33 participants who are management representatives of Training Affairs/IT Departments and teachers of the Informatics subject from 11 partner TVET colleges.
At the workshop, the research team presented on the regulatory framework, roadmap, and methods for the development the Training module. After a brief introduction to main contents of five chapters in the Training module, workshop participants focused on discussing the allocation of training contents and teaching hours for each lesson component. The research team introduced new learning and teaching methods such as flipped classroom, blended learning, progress-based learning assessment using e-portfolio based on digital tools and platforms such as Moodle, Googlesite, H5P… The research team also provided advice on developing a roadmap for the implementation of the training module, the development of digital training contents for the theoretical component, test banks, testing and assessment methods for completing the training module.
At the workshop, Mr. Ha Duc Ngoc, a representative of the Formal Training Department expressed that the Digital literacy Training module is a product of dedication and collective intelligence. The Department will advise DVET’s leaders on revising guidance documents to enable a multiplication of the training module to other TVET institutions in the TVET system. Prof. Dr. Ho Tu Bao and Dr. Nguyen Nhat Quang also affirmed that the Digital literacy Training module is a meaningful work. It is inevitable due to technological developments, and crucial to meet the requirements of a qualified labour forces in the new era.
The workshop created an interactive forum for participants to discuss, share, exchange and learn from each other through presentations, argumentations and groupwork by colleges. The workshop opened opportunities for in-depth professional discussions and technical exchanges, and technological applications to digitally transform learning and teaching activities in TVET.
Based on workshop results, the TVET Programme keeps on updating content of the Digital literacy Training module and sends the updated version along with the workshop documentation to DVET for multiplying the Training module.
The TVET Programme will continue accompanying and supporting this activity with an aim to enhance digital competence for TVET teachers and students. In the current stage, the TVET Programme will support the creation and operation of a community of practice for workshop participants to discuss and exchange professional issues, lessons learnt, experiences, best practices and new ideas related to the Digital literacy Training module. According to the Operational Plan in 2023, the TVET Programme will organize a capacity development workshop on e-pedagogies for core teachers from 11 partner TVET colleges. We will align the workshop topic on e-pedagogies with newly proposed teaching and learning methods in the Digital literacy Training module.