On December 22, 2021, Lao Cai Department of Education and Training, General Education Innovation Support Fund (VIGEF), Management and Sustainable Development Institute (MSD) – United Way Vietnam organized a workshop “Digital transformation in school administration towards students”. The event is sponsored by Shinhan Square Bridge Vietnam program.

In the context of industrial revolution 4.0, digital transformation is currently an inevitable trend, a matter of survival for countries. On June 3, 2020, the Prime Minister signed Decision No. 749/QD-Ttg approving the “Digital transformation program up to 2025, with a vision to 2030”. Accordingly, the field of education is the second priority field to mention after health in terms of digital transformation. Contents of digital transformation in education include: Developing a support platform for distance learning and teaching, thoroughly applying digital technology in management, teaching and learning; digitizing documents and textbooks; building a platform to share teaching and learning resources in both face-to-face and online forms. Developing technology for education, towards personalized training.

With the support of Shinhan Square Bridge program, VIGEF Foundation, MSD Institute and Tripath Company and Departments of Education and Training of Lao Cai, Hung Yen, Ha Tinh, Khanh Hoa and Ninh Thuan provinces have been installing the system. School management system to 100 free schools, benefiting more than 80,000 students, especially schools in rural and mountainous areas with difficult circumstances. This is the first step for the school to effectively apply information technology in school administration.

Mr. Nguyen The Dung, Deputy Director of Lao Cai Department of Education and Training noted: “For Lao Cai, we have selected and completed the installation of the system for 20 schools in the province and recorded a lot of success. many positive feedbacks from the school, parents and students. The school is organized by the project to train, install and hand over the entire hardware and software system. The application helps schools integrate digital attendance systems, electronic contact books connecting schools and families, track transcripts, scores, statistical reporting features, etc. to integrate the system with computers, school phones, teachers, etc. We greatly appreciate this support to make school administration more modern and effective. We hope to continue to support the model and replicate it in Lao Cai in the near future.”

Feedback on using the School Administration application, 90% of teachers have positive feedback in using the system such as the system is friendly, easy to use for students and staff, School teachers, easy to take attendance, manage students through the application installed on the phone, help parents and students feel secure when sending their children to school, understand the situation of their children quickly, …

Discussing and sharing issues of digital transformation in school administration towards student capacity development, Mr. Dang Tu An, Director of the General Education Innovation Fund emphasized: “Through the process of working with schools, we are pleased to see that school leaders and teachers are both aware of the importance of digital transformation in teaching and learning as well as school administration, and are willing to participate, learn and acquire new tools for work. Changing the perception of each person in the industry is a prerequisite for effective digital transformation in education.”

Ms. Nguyen Phuong Linh, Director of MSD – United Way Vietnam shared: “We apply digital transformation to manage schools more effectively towards capacity development, maximizing opportunities to realize potentials of students. We use technology and utilities in the school to save time and be more convenient in management, statistics, reports, etc. Focusing on promoting student participation, technology mastery, and school governance are extremely important. MSD – United Way Vietnam and Shinhan Square Bridge program are very pleased to accompany the parties to bring technical support to students, contributing to improving the quality and efficiency of the world. future system of the country.”

Ms. Tran Anh Phuong – Operation Director of Tripath Vietnam – system provider expressed her opinion: “We orient this to be a practical product for users, so we will continue to do so. Research, develop, increase the utility of products, serve the digital transformation of education. We hope to introduce this model to localities and schools that have not had the opportunity to interact with information technology so that everyone can have access to technology, promoting the general development of the education.”

The seminar was followed by discussions around the topic of experiences in promoting digital transformation in school administration and towards capacity development. Representatives of schools in the province such as Le Ngoc Han Primary School, Sa Pa High School, Bat Xat Town Secondary School. The representatives of the schools all proposed to improve their knowledge and capacity through skills training courses, support a number of information technology application devices in communication and teaching, and transfer technology for staff in charge of information technology of the school,…

Receiving and responding to the opinions of the delegates, Mr. Nguyen The Dung emphasized: “We are in the early stages of digital transformation, just using and applying information technology applications to our activities. movement in school. It is important that we have ideas and strategies in digital transformation – the end result is to improve effective school governance and develop student capacity. We do not wait for full technical equipment to convert digitally, but transform in the thinking and the work we are doing.”

About Management and Sustainable Development Institute (MSD) – United Way Vietnam

As a Vietnamese NGO, MSD strives to act for a favorable development environment for the development of social organizations and promote the realization of rights of marginalized and marginalized community groups. vulnerable groups, especially children, young people, women and people with disabilities. Currently, MSD is recognized as a leading organization in coordinating, supporting and providing capacity building, training and consulting services to civil society organizations in Vietnam. In addition, MSD is also a professional organization that effectively responds to the needs and protects the rights of disadvantaged communities, including promoting gender equality, through programs, projects and provision of services. services to support children, young people, women, immigrants and people with disabilities, etc. in Vietnam.