Therefore, according to E-learning workgroup in Vietnam, to create high efficiency of the E-learning programme in such a poor country as Vietnam, the programme actually needs concrete strategies. For E-learning, the continuation and promotion of training course contents are very important. The successful strategy for carrying out E-learning is also the orientation to build contents for E-learning.
Attractive and qualified contents need money and effort. As a result, to have such contents, contributions from individuals and organisations are very important. Microsoft has certain advantages when it applies this programme. Teachers of different subjects accessed and worked with IT and innovative teaching methodologies through PiL training courses and they will be able to sketch up standardised lectures which will be added to E-learning data storage. Moreover, they are nucleus teachers and have worked with PiL from the first days. They tie to PiL and understand the importance of the continuation of E-learning activities. The very teacher community is the designer of suitable and quality contents for the E-learning knowledge store.
Selective localities for PiL
Additionally, to make E-learning successful, there must have strategic steps. Instead of carrying out in a large scale, the E-learning model is applied in selective localities by Microsoft Vietnam, with only most practical contents, before spreading it to other places. Basic contents and activities will be continued and developed by PiL – Microsoft.
Besides, the strong growth in infrastructure in Vietnam is increasing the success of E-learning and PiL. Especially, the military-run telecom firm, Viettel, has coordinated with the Ministry of Education and Training to grant free internet connections to 39,000 schools from the preschool level to high school level across Vietnam. According to experts, with the current growth, in the near future, internet will be familiar with the Vietnamese teacher community. This is an important step to bring E-learning to the entire Vietnamese teacher community.
To date, thousands of teachers are benefited from this programme. They will become the bridges to help their colleagues and students to know and access the rich knowledge source from E-learning and contribute and share their lectures and knowledge with other members. Microsoft has maintained and implemented the E-learning programme on a wider scale thanks to its training courses in many provinces and cities.
Speaking about the programme that she pursues and goes together with to most provinces and cities in Vietnam, Thanh Huong said “Every programme and project has the end point but Microsoft’s E-learning and PiL have made a marvel: the sharing and guiding – the soul of this project – which will be spilled from this place to another one and from this generation to the next, and forever.”
The PiL programme initiated by Microsoft has been carried out in Vietnam for four years with two major contents of “Basic computer science” and “Guiding and sharing with colleagues.” As of end 2008, some 20,000 teachers in many provinces and cities of Vietnam have taken part in this programme. E-learning together with the online system of PiL enables Vietnamese teachers to access invaluable store of knowledge and instruments like electronic lectures and reference materials.