GiapSchool: The first model in online study in Vietnam

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GiapGiapSchool is the first of its kind in Vietnam: An online teaching programme implemented by Dr. Giap Van Duong that is set to reform the platform of education in the country.

On August 31st the portal was launched at www.giapschool.org, which aims at bringing forth modern information from around the world in order to teach Vietnam’s students at an accelerated pace. The programme is free of charge and can be accessed through various electronic devices including tablets and smartphones that are capable of internet connectivity.

The programme is designed to encapsulate tens of thousands of students synonymously while providing organised online courses. Students can listen to lectures, complete exercise, do tests, partake in group discussions, and talk to lecturers. Anyone can be a student; as long as they have an internet connection through a laptop or mobile device, they can be part of the online classroom.

Coinciding with the portal launch was a seminar discussing the new training model which ended up gaining the attention of educational experts and students. Some fear that the new training model will displace several teachers and affect jobs. The programme may reduce the quality of lectures as well as raise copyright concerns over potential infringements on uploaded lectures.

“It’s true that several teachers are worried about their jobs once the introduction of mass open online courses [MOOC] is complete. However, students and the public will be the decision-makers and the development of MOOC is part of an unstoppable trend. As far as I know, there would be no agency that would verify quality of lectures and students would make their own assessment. Those who produce the lectures would also own copyright.” said Dr. Giap Van Duong.

And with all the controversy about potential job loss with MOOC, the programme does not issue any learning certifications.

“MOOC doesn’t grant the students any certificates. It’s just open to anyone who loves to learn.”

Dr. Ngo Bao Chau said that the programme should focus on building a system that can issue credits as soon as possible in order to gather funding and continue growing the training project.

“Most major universities in the US are private; therefore, they don’t grant credits to free-of-charge training. Their main income comes from tuition fees that reach up to $40,000 and $50,000 per year. I do think that developers of MOOC should create their own credit system,” Chau said.

Chau suggested that developers of MOOC should make programs more interesting by implementing teaching games that would draw the attention of students.

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GiapSchool is the first of its kind in Vietnam: An online teaching programme implemented by Dr. Giap Van Duong that is set to reform the platform of education in the country.

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GiapGiapSchool is the first of its kind in Vietnam: An online teaching programme implemented by Dr. Giap Van Duong that is set to reform the platform of education in the country.

On August 31st the portal was launched at www.giapschool.org, which aims at bringing forth modern information from around the world in order to teach Vietnam’s students at an accelerated pace. The programme is free of charge and can be accessed through various electronic devices including tablets and smartphones that are capable of internet connectivity.

The programme is designed to encapsulate tens of thousands of students synonymously while providing organised online courses. Students can listen to lectures, complete exercise, do tests, partake in group discussions, and talk to lecturers. Anyone can be a student; as long as they have an internet connection through a laptop or mobile device, they can be part of the online classroom.

Coinciding with the portal launch was a seminar discussing the new training model which ended up gaining the attention of educational experts and students. Some fear that the new training model will displace several teachers and affect jobs. The programme may reduce the quality of lectures as well as raise copyright concerns over potential infringements on uploaded lectures.

“It’s true that several teachers are worried about their jobs once the introduction of mass open online courses [MOOC] is complete. However, students and the public will be the decision-makers and the development of MOOC is part of an unstoppable trend. As far as I know, there would be no agency that would verify quality of lectures and students would make their own assessment. Those who produce the lectures would also own copyright.” said Dr. Giap Van Duong.

And with all the controversy about potential job loss with MOOC, the programme does not issue any learning certifications.

“MOOC doesn’t grant the students any certificates. It’s just open to anyone who loves to learn.”

Dr. Ngo Bao Chau said that the programme should focus on building a system that can issue credits as soon as possible in order to gather funding and continue growing the training project.

“Most major universities in the US are private; therefore, they don’t grant credits to free-of-charge training. Their main income comes from tuition fees that reach up to $40,000 and $50,000 per year. I do think that developers of MOOC should create their own credit system,” Chau said.

Chau suggested that developers of MOOC should make programs more interesting by implementing teaching games that would draw the attention of students.

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