First group of OMT trainers received Master Online Teacher Certificate from the Illinois Online Network (ION)
On April 8th, 2010, the first group of Vietnamese online instructors (OMT trainers and associates based in Hanoi and Dak Lak) officially received the Master Online Teacher Certificate from the Illinois Online Network (ION) and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, one of US’s top-ranked public universities.
In January 2009, OMT became a Global Partner of the Illinois Online Network , ION’s first global partner in Vietnam, thus joining ION’s mission to “promote and build the foundations for developing, delivering, and supporting online enhanced education throughout the world”. Since then 20 trainers from OMT and partner organizations have undertaken the intensive 12-month, 6-module Master Online Teacher certificate, a comprehensive faculty development program based upon the MVCR (Making the Virtual Classroom a Reality) series of online faculty development courses offered by University of Illinois since 1999. This award-winning ToT program equips OMT trainers with the capabilities of current technologies for online teaching and learning, enabling them to design pedagogically sound and highly-engaging online content, learning activities and student assessments.
Mr. Do Thanh Chung, OMT associate trainer in Dak Lak, who completed the program with straight As, shared: “The 12 months I participated in the Master Online Teacher certificate program was one of the most challenging but also most exciting times of my life. Never before had I imagined that I could take part in and successfully complete a formal training program in the US, half the globe away from my home, while continuing my teaching and consulting work in Dak Lak and Dak Nong provinces”.
Experienced and certified Vietnamese trainers, relevant and updated contents, flexible and open training platforms are key factors that will bring the pioneering Online Management Training program to success, on the way to become the most preferred Online Training Provider for Vietnamese enterprises.