Background & Objective
In 2006, IT learning in Vietnam was still taught by textbooks without computer facilities for students to practice. Due to this poor learning environment, students were not inspired to learn Information Technology. Our Fund committed to narrow the gap of digital learning and cooperated with the Ministry of Education and Training-Information Technology Bureau to implement this Moving Forward With IT program (2006-2017) to improve the learning environment as well as teaching cogitation.
The program is divided into three phases with supporting both hardware and software, thereby achieving sustainability.
Phase 1: IT facilities donation (including computers, projectors, network-related equipment, etc.)
Phase 2: Capacity building for teachers in the management of computer equipment and maintenance.
Phase 3: Training material development for e-Learning.
- 122 computer classrooms have been set up for 96 high schools in 63 cities and provinces. In total, 2,994 computer sets have been donated with lump sum around USD 2,245,749.
- Together with the technical support from the Institute for Information Industry (training provision), training workshops had been held in the north, central and south of Vietnam. A total number of 163 teachers have been trained in the use and management of computer equipment with support around USD 43,724.
- Four national ‘’e-Learning design competitions were organized. Teachers were motivated to design more lively teaching materials in different themes (such as geography and history), meanwhile, it has created an atmosphere of mutual learning among teachers. 46, 000 teachers had shared their designed training materials and experiences through the Internet with support around USD 415,171.
- In total, 724,548 teachers and students have benefited from this program with the lump sum around USD 2,704,644. The impact has been continuously spread across the whole country.