Vietnam Foundation and OMT sign Agreement for Cooperation to promote the application and development of Open Educational Resources
On January 20, 2010, the Vietnam Foundation (VNF – www.vnfoundation.org) and the Online Management Training Company (OMT – www.omt.vn) has signed an Agreement for Cooperation to promote the use and developmement of Open Educational Resources (OER) at the enterprise level and national level through using Connexions Rhaptos software system, developed by VNF, and for expanding software application in managing and sharing information in enterprise community and organizations at the country, regional and global levels.
By signing the Agreement, VNF will become the strategic supporting partner of OMT in the establishment of application and development methods of OER. VNF shall coordinate with OMT to gradually build up OER items to be able to work and develop comprehensively at OMT, work closely with OMT to deploy and apply Connexions Rhaptos software at OMT including supporting tasks such as installation, operation, and upgrade of software versions. On its side, OMT will apply Connexions Rhaptos for managing and sharing activities within the company as well as in the OMT network with its in-country partners; be responsible for allocation of human resources and other information technology resources to ensure the effective and sustainable usage of Connexions Rhaptos. At the same time, OMT will actively share its experiences of Connexions Rhaptos in business management with other Vietnamese partners and enterprise community in general. It shall make specific contribution (especially in terms of contents) to community of open data base and open course ware in Vietnam and in the region. Open Educational Resources (OER) is an important support tool for education and research that is developing fast in the world. Vietnam Foundation (VNF), the founding member of Connexions Consortium, is currently co-operating with the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training to apply OER for in-country
educational, training, and research institutes. In addition, VNF is collaborating with businesses, corporations, non-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGO) to apply OER to establish their in-house knowledge base, to train and share the knowledge according to their own specific demands.