In this digitalized era, technology has already influenced several industries and set benchmarks. Back then, in the learning space, it was completely focused on the traditional aspects, and students even adapted to those things, but continuing with the same will never help in this fast-paced world. Thus, it is imperative to shift 100 percent to digitization and make the students' lives easier.
In the past, when it comes to the educational industry in Vietnam, the government has taken many initiatives to tackle issues of modernization. To exemplify, they had already implemented a socio-economic development strategy as a step to bring about the latest changes in the educational space.
April Chamberlain once quoted in this way “Education is evolving due to the impact of the Internet. We cannot teach our students in the same manner in which we were taught. Change is necessary to engage students, not in the curriculum we are responsible for teaching, but in school. Period.” The thought process is applicable across the globe, and in nations that are not following technology in education, it is high time to bring it in and progress.
More importantly, the arrival of digital transformation and its training on educational platforms has paved the way for newer teaching methods. Adapting to digital technologies has helped educators provide content to students in a way that is beneficial for them and has increased their interaction and retention. Moreover, digital tools such as simulations, software related to higher education, and gamification have also positively impacted personalized learning according to the student's requirements and learning preferences.
Also, with the transformation, access to training and education possibilities in Vietnam has significantly improved. In the case of students residing in remote areas who faced challenges connecting to the online platform prior, they have now got it fixed. This has even aided in closing the academic gap between urban and rural areas.
Overall, digital transformation initiatives play a critical role in providing an improvement in the quality of education, and the effective use of upgraded technologies allows educators to examine data on student performance and learning. Data analysis helps instructors point out areas where students are lacking and could alter the teaching methods accordingly.
While following the old educational methods, students had to come to the schools, colleges, or equivalent. The traditional way was that pupils used to pill up inside the classroom, and educators sometimes found it hard to deliver the lessons due to lesser technologies.
Currently, things have changed after switching to digital technologies in education, and heaps of students occupying four walls have shifted to their own comfortable places, and the leanings have become less complicated. The usage of electronic devices such as computers, laptops, and smartphones has increased for the sake of education.
Additionally, the new learning system has taken out the concerns of distance, provided more time for study, and enabled learners cognition and thinking.
Teaching styles have transformed a lot after shifting towards digital learning. Most interestingly, it has become like a new era wherein teachers and students are empowered to utilise technology in Vietnam. In the matter of data, it can be stored in a database or even the cloud and accessed whenever required. However, during the days of paper work, the storage was not that easy as it might get damaged or even stolen, and those risks have already been solved these days. Besides, the internet of things plays a pivotal role in understanding student’s behavioural patterns and managing and monitoring them.
Blockchain technology is also a part of the educational industry and can effectively manage information related to students, enabling integration, administration, and the transfer of data from one school to another.
Apart from providing a customised way of learning digital technology, it is inexpensive as well. The digital era has opened the way for heaps of learning opportunities at a lower cost than before. The nation started to leverage it, as it can have a huge impact on the whole industry. The educational institutions can also consider using the saved amount to invest in something productive for the sake of students and infrastructure. Thus, in many ways, technology is impacting the educational space.
With the implementation of digital transformation, there will be an enormous amount of open learning materials for aspirants. It helps the student access learning resources easily at an affordable cost, and there is no need to buy books from outside, which may be expensive. Also, whatever the learning process is that is integrated with technology; it costs less in contrast with the ancient methods of learning.
In a nutshell, the digital transformation is not only revolutionizing Vietnam education but across the globe. It has brought heaps of advantages in all sectors, including education. We can anticipate much more technological advancement that will transform education and provide access to learning for people all around the world.