Press Release - Promethean Provides Vietnam’s Students Fast Track to Academic Success
MOU with Education Ministry Takes Interactive Learning Countrywide
- Vietnam’s Ministry of Education & Training (MOET) and Promethean, the global leader in interactive learning technologies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
- As part of the MOU, Promethean will establish 30 training and professional development hubs to support more than 30 teacher training institutes (TTI) throughout the country
- Extensive research, on effective pedagogy, designed to reflect the effectiveness of the IWB technologies in the participating TTIs will be implemented
Singapore, September 26, 2008 - Students in Vietnam will have access to the world’s latest interactive learning methods as the result of a high-level Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed today in Singapore.
Under the terms of the MOU, between Vietnam’s Ministry of Education & Training (MOET) and Promethean, the global leader in interactive learning technologies, Promethean will establish 30 training and professional development hubs to support more than 30 teacher training institutes (TTI) throughout the country.
In addition, Promethean’s Interactive White Board (IWB) – the Activboard is part of the company’s Activclassroom suite of technology solutions, will be deployed in participating TTIs including those in ethnic minority areas.
The entire programme will be underpinned by extensive research, on effective pedagogy, designed to reflect the effectiveness of the IWB technologies in the participating TTIs.
The ultimate aim is to help reduce poverty in Vietnam by improving the quality of upper secondary and professional secondary education and in the process produce a better-qualified and more productive work force.
The MOU was signed by the MOET’s Vice Minister, Dr Nguyen Vinh Hien, Promethean’s President, APAC & Emerging Markets, Mr Mark Reeves and Mr Ha Duy Binh, Managing Director, VsionGlobal, Promethean’s partner in Vietnam.
“The initiative is important for Vietnam’s continued growth and development,” said Dr Nguyen.
“The partnership with Promethean gives us the advantage of providing leading edge technology to a vast number of students, those who hold the key to ensuring that progress is maintained in line with our vision for the country”
Mr Reeves said: “The programmes are designed to deliver a marked improvement in the quality of training and development to both trainee teachers and those already in service in the upper secondary and professional secondary schools.
“In addition, the deployment of Activclassroom technology will greatly improve facilities for ethnic minority students, particularly women in areas of rapid economic growth.
VsionGlobal’s Managing Director, Mr Ha Duy Binh added: “The signing of the MOU marks an important milestone for our company and the beginning of a new era for education in Vietnam.”
“We are very pleased to have led this initiative, to make the latest in education technology available to our students.”
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Promethean is a global leader in interactive learning technology that empowers teachers to engage, educate, assess and motivate learners. Developed by and for educators, its award-winning products help teachers to prepare digital lessons quickly and with greater ease. The technology enables them to create, customize and integrate text, web, video and audio content, so they can more easily capture students’ attention and accommodate different learning styles.
Promethean Activclassroom solutions are helping educators teach and students learn worldwide with Activboard, the world’s most durable interactive whiteboard technology; Activstudio, a software platform for secondary teaching; and Activprimary, the only product designed specifically for use in primary schools and kindergarten. It also offers wireless hand-held Learner Response Systems that permit instantaneous assessment of pupils’ comprehension of lessons. Beyond the classroom, Promethean offers training and support to ensure maximum results and return on investment.
Promethean is headquartered in the United Kingdom. Its products are distributed through a network of partners and inspire millions of learners in more than 80 countries.
For more information, please visit www.prometheanworld.com