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									  Higher education
  students and ICT
                Le Dong Phuong
Vietnam Institute of Education Sciences
ICT in the Vietnamese society
l    Later arrival than most of ASEAN countries
l    Affordability of ICT hinders the initial infusion
     of ICT into social life
l    Vietnam has a quick pace of ICT application
l    Government policies encourage integration of
     ICT in various aspects of social life
l    Education sector poises to be leader in the
     ICT revolution in Vietnam
Le Dong Phuong        Higher education students and ICT
ICT and higher education
l    Much has been talked about making Vietnam
     an ICT-strong nation
l    Knowledge economies instead traditional
     industries pushes for higher demands on HE
     and advanced skills
l    ICT as cost-effective means for expanding
     higher education
l    ICT helps with students’ mobility across
     borders
Le Dong Phuong     Higher education students and ICT
ICT education for students in
Vietnam
l    Starting from lower secondary school,
     repeated/expanded at higher levels
l    Basic understanding + often used application
     + ‘computer’ reasoning (programming,
     coding)
l    Much ‘chalk and talk’ style rather than hand-
     on practice
l    Required by the curriculum, not really
     demanded by students
Le Dong Phuong       Higher education students and ICT
      Do we know how
students are using ICT?

        ???
How much understanding
about students’ ICT usage?
l    Agreement on the importance of ICT in the
     modern times
l    Little researched
l    Mostly confined to computer skills as part of
     learning outcomes




Le Dong Phuong       Higher education students and ICT
Easy access to ICT
l    Libraries
l    Internet cafes
l    Home computers, private laptops
l    Smart phones, tablet PCs, media players…
l    Affordable ICT (wide range of ICT equipment
     at different price range)



Le Dong Phuong      Higher education students and ICT
Students’ ICT skills
l    Lack of clear identified ICT skills for students
l    Learning of ICT skills mostly by students
     themselves, not much formal guidance from
     HEIs
Ø    Poor understanding of ICT
Ø    Skewed ICT skills by students (chatting,
     games, social networks vs. information
     discovery, self-study, data mining)

Le Dong Phuong        Higher education students and ICT
Project Pathways to HE in 5
universities
l    Support disadvantaged students accessing ICT:
     l    Privileged computer access
     l    Extra computer training
     l    Subsidized use of resource center/libraries
l    Outcomes
     l    Low usage
     l    Little impact
l    Causes:
     l    poor ICT skills and poor English!!!!!!
     l    ???????
Le Dong Phuong                Higher education students and ICT
Internet to students of Binh
Duong University
l    Importance                                   l     Purposes
     l    Information                                   l    Study
     l    Documents                                          l     Information searching
l    Needs for internet                                      l     Communication with
                                                                   lecturers, fellow studnets
     l    Learning
                                                        l    Entertainment
     l    Entertainment
                                                             l     Music > Chat > Blogging >
     l    Jobs                                                     Games
l    Frequency                                          l    Female students focused
     l    More than 50% daily                                more on study
     l    More at the later years of              l     Lack of guidance on internet
          study                                         usage

Le Dong Phuong                 Higher education students and ICT
Out-of-class time in HEIs in
Hanoi
l    Much time for internet (~12 hours per week),
     more at the end of semester
l    Internet access mostly from home/dorm
     (67%) > library (40%) > internet café > smart
     phones
l    Not much for study, news and entertainment
     mostly


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What to do?
Development of appropriate
ICT skills by students
l    Understanding the ICT skills, knowledge and
     attitudes possessed by new and existing students
l    Knowing where, when and how do students acquire
     these ICT skills
l    Understanding of HE outputs in the context of
     industrialization and modernization
l    Awareness of graduates’ skills and how these match
     up to employers' needs now and in the future
l    Aligning institutional objectives and initiatives
     regarding student ICT skills
Le Dong Phuong        Higher education students and ICT
Development of appropriate
ICT skills by students
l    Development of ICT skills shall be closely linked to
     education processes in the HEIs
l    Teaching staff must be example for students also in
     terms of ICT application
l    Provision of formal and informal ICT guidance for
     students (teaching and learning centers)
l    Infusion of e-learning elements into current HE
     curriculum
l    Teaching ICT related English

Le Dong Phuong         Higher education students and ICT

								
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