Vinschool collaborates with Google and Samsung to enhance teaching and learning via technology
Vinschool Golden River today announced that it is collaborating with Google and Samsung to launch a Google for Education pilot programme in its campus, the first such project in Vietnam.
From January 10th, some 90 students and 15 teachers at Vinschool will start using Samsung Galaxy Chromebooks in their teaching and learning activities. The Chromebooks are equipped with the Chrome Education Upgrade, plus productivity and collaboration tools for teaching and learning including Google Classroom and Google Workspace for Education.
The aim is to enhance teaching and learning at Vinschool through the use of education technology (EdTech). As part of the pilot programme, Vinschool will track how its teachers and students take to the various EdTech tools, and assess the programme’s effectiveness to determine the best way to expand it to other schools in the Vinschool system and across Vietnam.
The Google for Education pilot programme at Vinschool includes training for its teachers to help them utilise Google’s suite of tools in their teaching. AI Education, a professional development and technology firm, will provide this training. Additionally, a research team from the Vietnam Institute of Educational Sciences will help teachers and students at Vinschool evaluate their experiences with Chromebooks and Google’s tools, so as to help them make better use of EdTech to teach and learn.
Wendy Marie Parry, Principal of Vinschool Golden River Primary and Secondary School, says: “I’m incredibly excited about this collaboration between Vinschool, Google and Samsung. While COVID-19 has brought about many challenges, it has also pushed for digital transformation among organisations. What this means for educators is that we’ll have to strengthen our digital skills and develop new teaching methodologies to ensure our students can continue to learn effectively.
Through this Google for Education pilot programme, we hope to inspire the rest of our campuses, as well as other schools in Vietnam, to implement digital transformation. This aligns with the Ministry of Education and Training’s call for schools to leverage technology in teaching and learning.”
Scott Wong, Head of Google for Education in Southeast Asia, says: “While it’s still early days in terms of digital transformation in education in Vietnam, we believe that Vinschool will become a pioneer in digitizing K-12 education and driving technological adoption in teaching and learning across all VinGroup’s schools and educational institutes in the country.”
Nguyen Quang Hien Huy, Vice President of Samsung Vina, adds: “We are thrilled at this opportunity to collaborate with Google and Vinschool with the shared goal to make education more open and accessible for Vietnamese students.”
In the past year, Vinschool’s digital transformation efforts have yielded the following results:
- The blended learning technique has been integrated into Vinschool’s learning management system to help students proactively study anywhere, anytime at their own pace.
- Every day, there are more than 900 classrooms with almost 26,000 students learning online.
- About 16,000 classrooms have been created, with 1.4 million assignments, entrance exams, midterms and finals performed online.
- VinschoolOne – a mobile app for parents to share updates and discuss school matters – has garnered more than 40,000 users and 1.9 million logins as of today.
- The “No Student Left Behind” programme kicked off with 1,000 online classes for students across the country, allowing many of them to get an education or continue to be able to learn even during a lockdown.