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Digital Competence of Lecturers at the Universities of Education: In the Context of Education Digital Transformation Vietnam

Tuong Sy Hoang, My Loc Thi Nguyen, Long Ngoc Pham, Thanh Huyen Thi Nguyen, and Loan Thi Nguyen

Abstract—This study aims to assess the digital proficiency of lecturers as well as the experiences and practices of digital technology in the teaching process in Vietnam Universities of Education. In this study, qualitative and quantitative survey methods were used. The study was conducted with 320 lecturers, 150 managers, training experts, and leaders at the top three Universities of Education in Vietnam. In the study, the digital competency questionnaire was used as a data collection tool. It is built based on the digital competence framework (DigComp 2.1 model), The European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators (DigCompEdu), DigComp SAT. After the analysis and evaluation processes of the results, it is stated that the digital competence of lecturers at pedagogical schools in Vietnam is about the average and it varies by genders, academic degrees and awareness levels of digital capabilities. The results will help the leaders understand the needs, information about digital capabilities and things to focus on training so that lecturers at Vietnam pedagogical schools can meet these requirements.

Index Terms—Digital competence, education, universities of education, digital skills.

Tuong Sy Hoang is with the Academy of Cryptography Techniques, Vietnam (e-mail: hoangsytuong@actvn.edu.vn).
My Loc Thi Nguyen is with the University of Education, Vietnam National University, Ha noi, Vietnam (e-mail: locntm@vnu.edu.vn).
Long Ngoc Pham and Loan Thi Nguyen are with the National of Institute Educational Management, Vietnam (e-mail: longpn@niem.edu.vn, loanhvq89@gmail.com).
Thanh Huyen Thi Nguyen is with the University of Education, Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam (e-mail: thanhhuyen191177@dhsptn.edu.vn).

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General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2021: 1.3), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar, Crossref, etc.
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net

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