(CPV) - Vietnamese candidates from August 20 are now available to participate in the 2015 Fulbright distinguished awards in teaching program. This program brings Vietnamese teachers to the United States for a semester and provides them opportunities to study topics that are unique or particularly strong within the US school system. They will also get to examine the US education system. Selected candidates will be placed at a US university graduate school of education and will audit up to two classes, pursue an project, observe/team-teach/lead classes for US teachers and students in local primary and secondary schools, and engage in other teaching related activities. The Fulbright Program in Vietnam, at US Embassy Hanoi, will coordinate and nominate up to eight candidates from Vietnam. It is anticipated that 2 awards will be made. Candidates who are holding Vietnamese citizenship, having at least one undergraduate degree, full-time primary and secondary school teachers; primary and … [Read more...] about Competition for Fulbright distinguished awards in teaching program academic year 2015
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Online playground for short films By Nghi Lam in HCMC An online playground for Vietnamese independent film-makers and movie lovers, www.yxineff.com, is catching the attention of people from Vietnam and elsewhere with amateur short films since opening last month. YxineFF has two awards. The Golden Heart award is given out by director Viet Linh, director Nguyen Quang Dung, journalist Le Hong Lam, critic Nguyen Thanh Son and novelist Ho Anh Thai. The Red Heart award is voted by the audience. There are individual awards for best actor, best screenplay writer, best cinematographer and best editor. YxineFF will screen one film or present one film-maker every Friday at 9 p.m. and an online discussion for the audience to talk with the moviemaker at 10 p.m. Since showing "The Green Steppe" on May 29, the organizer says the number of viewers has increased remarkably. They are from 162 cities in 27 countries, mostly in Vietnam, Australia, France, Germany and the U.S. YxineFF was created by … [Read more...] about Online playground for short films
Vietnam's private universities should be allowed to offer law degrees as it can relieve overcrowded state universities and improve the level of legal awareness among people, said a Mekong Delta lawyer recently. In response to a Thanh Nien online article published Dec. 9, Le Quang Hien, a lawyer in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, questioned the validity of not allowing private universities to open law departments. It's not appropriate to impose restrictions on private universities as we strive towards the establishment of a state of law, said Mr. Hien. … [Read more...] about Private universities should be permitted to teach law; lawyer
According to IBM 50% of their remote workers are more productive than their office-bound counterparts! In the past two decades, the working habits of people have changed dramatically compared to the habits of workers who came before them. Just to mention one of these habits… 3 out of 5 millennials now expect to work remotely. Following this trend, teachers are now changing their teaching style. Besides offline classes, they often stay at home and instruct students online (E-learning) via different platforms. The popularity of E-learning cannot be denied. By 2014, EdX alone had at least 2.7 million users; Udacity 1.6 million; Alison 3 million; and Coursera had amassed 10 million users. Now nearly one-third of all students in higher education are taking at least one online course, and 50% of the worlds population now have online access. Being a home based online teacher, everyone can work from the comfort of their own home withflexible teaching locations and schedules. For … [Read more...] about Home-based teaching – Alternative to school?
A number of instructors at a public university in Ho Chi Minh City have recently been detected using Ph.D. degrees granted by an American university which has not been recognized in the U.S. correspondents found a list of those who have Ph.D. degrees from the science management department of Saigon University that included three people using degrees granted by California-based International American University. Two of them are lecturers N.T.L. and H.H.T., who received their Ph.D. degrees in 2010, and L.H.S., who got the degree in 2009. The International American University is among a score of unaccredited U.S. universities and colleges which provide training programs in Vietnam, according to Dr. Mark A. Ashwill, the former country director of the Institute of International Education in the Southeast Asian nation. In 2012, the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) shut down the training programs of those schools and said that it would not recognize certificates … [Read more...] about Professors discovered using unaccredited doctoral degrees in Vietnam