Digital Transformation at Universities: Global Trends and Vietnam’s Chances
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- digitalization; digital transformation; university; e-learning; online teaching
The study aims at investigating the meanings and impacts of digital transformation on universities from global perpectives and also looking at how Vietnam’s universities can seize the opportunities and overcome the challenges from digital transformation.
Digital transformation is simply understood as the process whereby changes are made, so that digital developments are replacing conventional methods in order to achieve faster production and better performance. As a result, the implementation of digital transformation will have a substantial impact on our life. As universities have a mission to educate, digital transformation help them improve the mission. However, it also brings about a lot of challenges for universities. Vietnam is still in the developing stage; as such, its universities must identify and take advantage of digital transformation while avoiding its negative impacts.
Research design, approach and method:
The study uses a qualitative method to explore, analyze and assess all facets of digital transformation. Case-studies, depth-interviews, and surveys are conducted to find out the opinions toward the process of digital transformation in Vietnam’s universities. Secondary data is collected from state statistics, research papers, and universities’ published documents.
The digital transformation is strongly going on in universities all over the world, which is putting a pressure on Vietnam’s universities to change and adapt to new circumstances. While there are some disadvantages associated with digital transformation, the advantages might still outweigh the disadvantages. For example, enhancing education qualitative, making teaching and studying processes more flexible. Besides, applying digital transformation in university administration helps them manage and control daily work efficiently.
The result of the research has delivered a comprehensive overview of digital transformation while providing important lessons for universities. This recommendation is to find out that (1) the universities have to construct key strategies regarding digital transformation; (2) the university leaders should adopt new perspectives and management strategies towards digital transformation; (3) every lecturers, students and staffs should be equipped with modern technological skills; (4) the culture of strong digital leader needs to be built in every universities; (5) the legal framework system needs to be built methodically to ensure the curriculum’s outputs quality.
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TY - CONF AU - Phung The VINH PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/07 TI - Digital Transformation at Universities: Global Trends and Vietnam’s Chances BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Challenges: Business Transformation and Circular Economy (ICECH 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 73 EP - 80 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.211119.008 DO - 10.2991/aebmr.k.211119.008 ID - VINH2021 ER -