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Improving IT Education in VN Discussion & some Suggestions Huy Zing @ MultiUni Huy Le @ RMIT Vietnam June 9, 2009 Huy Zing...
What’s the state of IT skills in VN? <ul><li>Vietnam will lack 1,900 IT experts by end of 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Almost ha...
How are we learning? <ul><li>Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Training centers </li></ul><ul><li>Self-study </li></ul><ul><l...
What cool techs are not being taught? <ul><li>Please give me some examples </li></ul>June 9, 2009 Huy Zing  /  BarCamp Han...
Examples of cool techs not being taught <ul><li>Rails </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook Application Platform </li></ul><ul><li>Op...
Shouldn’t universities be teaching these? <ul><li>Some might say “self-study”… </li></ul><ul><li>But Stanford University i...
Why not? Curriculum <ul><li>Example: RMIT Vietnam curriculum comes from RMIT Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Example: FPT Apte...
Why not? Marketable skills <ul><li>Less immediate market demand </li></ul><ul><li>Mainstream skills limit innovation </li>...
Alternatives for IT Education? <ul><li>Please share your ideas </li></ul>June 9, 2009 Huy Zing  /  BarCamp Hanoi 2009
Alternative: corporate training <ul><li>Example: RMIT Vietnam wants to  do corporate training in IT </li></ul><ul><li>Bene...
Alternative:  MultiUni <ul><li>“ Turn the community into a university” </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia => user-generated encyc...
MultiUni - what to teach <ul><li>Newest technologies and skills not taught elsewhere </li></ul><ul><li>Free course materia...
MultiUni – who teaches <ul><li>Initially, experts and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Then, any graduate of the program can tea...
MultiUni – who learns <ul><li>The more the better </li></ul><ul><li>But to accommodate limited space/resources, need admis...
MultiUni – how to teach <ul><li>Same format and length as university </li></ul><ul><li>Around 10 weeks, twice a week </li>...
MultiUni – what resources are needed <ul><li>Donations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place </li></...
MultiUni – how to scale <ul><li>Set up for viral growth, like Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Select students for </li></ul><ul...
MultiUni – potential partnerships <ul><li>FPT Aptech – market to their students </li></ul><ul><li>IDG Ventures Vietnam – r...
More Information http://multiuni.org/ http://ocw.mit.edu/ http://see.stanford.edu/ http://academicearth.org/ http://www.ap...
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State of IT education in Vietnam.
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  1. 1. Improving IT Education in VN Discussion & some Suggestions Huy Zing @ MultiUni Huy Le @ RMIT Vietnam June 9, 2009 Huy Zing / BarCamp Hanoi 2009
  2. 2. What’s the state of IT skills in VN? <ul><li>Vietnam will lack 1,900 IT experts by end of 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Almost half of IT graduates require additional training </li></ul><ul><li>Little educational and community support for innovative technologies </li></ul>June 9, 2009 Huy Zing / BarCamp Hanoi 2009
  3. 3. How are we learning? <ul><li>Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Training centers </li></ul><ul><li>Self-study </li></ul><ul><li>On the job (lucky you) </li></ul>June 9, 2009 Huy Zing / BarCamp Hanoi 2009
  4. 4. What cool techs are not being taught? <ul><li>Please give me some examples </li></ul>June 9, 2009 Huy Zing / BarCamp Hanoi 2009
  5. 5. Examples of cool techs not being taught <ul><li>Rails </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook Application Platform </li></ul><ul><li>OpenSocial </li></ul><ul><li>iPhone SDK </li></ul><ul><li>Android </li></ul>June 9, 2009 Huy Zing / BarCamp Hanoi 2009
  6. 6. Shouldn’t universities be teaching these? <ul><li>Some might say “self-study”… </li></ul><ul><li>But Stanford University is teaching them </li></ul>June 9, 2009 Huy Zing / BarCamp Hanoi 2009
  7. 7. Why not? Curriculum <ul><li>Example: RMIT Vietnam curriculum comes from RMIT Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Example: FPT Aptech curriculum comes from Aptech in India </li></ul><ul><li>The country’s IT future is decided elsewhere. </li></ul>June 9, 2009 Huy Zing / BarCamp Hanoi 2009
  8. 8. Why not? Marketable skills <ul><li>Less immediate market demand </li></ul><ul><li>Mainstream skills limit innovation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heavy focus on outsourcing in VN </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mainstream skills neglect growing job and consulting opportunities </li></ul>June 9, 2009 Huy Zing / BarCamp Hanoi 2009
  9. 9. Alternatives for IT Education? <ul><li>Please share your ideas </li></ul>June 9, 2009 Huy Zing / BarCamp Hanoi 2009
  10. 10. Alternative: corporate training <ul><li>Example: RMIT Vietnam wants to do corporate training in IT </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit: on-demand </li></ul><ul><li>Limitation: short 1-2 seminars </li></ul><ul><li>What courses do companies want centers? </li></ul>June 9, 2009 Huy Zing / BarCamp Hanoi 2009
  11. 11. Alternative: MultiUni <ul><li>“ Turn the community into a university” </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia => user-generated encyclopedia BarCamp => user-generated conference MultiUni => user-generated university </li></ul><ul><li>Community teaches latest technologies/skills in classroom environment </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: free or close to free </li></ul>June 9, 2009 Huy Zing / BarCamp Hanoi 2009
  12. 12. MultiUni - what to teach <ul><li>Newest technologies and skills not taught elsewhere </li></ul><ul><li>Free course material from top universities: Stanford, Berkeley, MIT, Oxford, Harvard </li></ul><ul><li>First course: iPhone application development </li></ul>June 9, 2009 Huy Zing / BarCamp Hanoi 2009
  13. 13. MultiUni – who teaches <ul><li>Initially, experts and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Then, any graduate of the program can teach and pass on the knowledge </li></ul>June 9, 2009 Huy Zing / BarCamp Hanoi 2009
  14. 14. MultiUni – who learns <ul><li>The more the better </li></ul><ul><li>But to accommodate limited space/resources, need admissions criteria & process </li></ul>June 9, 2009 Huy Zing / BarCamp Hanoi 2009
  15. 15. MultiUni – how to teach <ul><li>Same format and length as university </li></ul><ul><li>Around 10 weeks, twice a week </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After work hours </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assignments and projects, graded </li></ul><ul><li>High-tech classroom environment: Wi-Fi, projector, whiteboard </li></ul>June 9, 2009 Huy Zing / BarCamp Hanoi 2009
  16. 16. MultiUni – what resources are needed <ul><li>Donations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Already in place for first course </li></ul>June 9, 2009 Huy Zing / BarCamp Hanoi 2009
  17. 17. MultiUni – how to scale <ul><li>Set up for viral growth, like Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Select students for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skill </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity/interest to teach </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Raise monetary or material donations </li></ul>June 9, 2009 Huy Zing / BarCamp Hanoi 2009
  18. 18. MultiUni – potential partnerships <ul><li>FPT Aptech – market to their students </li></ul><ul><li>IDG Ventures Vietnam – review demos of projects </li></ul><ul><li>Any other ideas? </li></ul>June 9, 2009 Huy Zing / BarCamp Hanoi 2009
  19. 19. More Information http://multiuni.org/ http://ocw.mit.edu/ http://see.stanford.edu/ http://academicearth.org/ http://www.apple.com/education/mobile-learning/ June 9, 2009 Huy Zing / BarCamp Hanoi 2009
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