Title
Integration or transformation? Looking in the future of information and communication technology in education in VietnamIntegration or transformation? Looking in the future of information and communication technology in education in Vietnam
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
Research group
EduBROn
Publication type
article
Publication
New York,
Subject
Sociology
Educational sciences
Source (journal)
Evaluation and program planning. - New York
Volume/pages
48(2015), p. 47-56
ISSN
0149-7189
ISI
000347501800005
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Over the last two decades, crucial factors for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education have improved significantly in Vietnam. Nevertheless, it is clear that, as in other countries, no educational revolution is taking place. We argue that there is a need for a broad dialogue on the future of ICT in education in Vietnam as discussion of ideas about future possibilities can be instrumental in rationalizing and generating educational change. We explore how a group of key players representing the public and private sector as well as development partners in the field look at the future of ICT in education in the country. Following the Delphi method, these key players assessed in different survey rounds the current situation of ICT in education, identified a series of targets and were asked to assess these targets in respect of their importance. The key players reached a consensus that the purpose of technology integration is to achieve learning goals and enhance learning. However, there is more controversy on targets that could potentially transform education practice in Vietnam. We discuss the value of the Delphi technique and argue for increased participation of all involved stakeholders in policy development on ICT in education.
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