The use of digital technologies in an English Medium Instruction context of Vietnamese higher education
In higher education (HE), universities are required to keep pace with two major trends in the globalised academic world: the on-going technological evolution in teaching and learning; and the diffusion and popularity of English Medium Instruction (EMI).
The increasing use of instructional technology and communication tools in HE settings has offered teachers and students not only a range of web-based resources to support their teaching and learning, but also different digital platforms for hosting virtual classes or online courses. The trend of integrating technology into universities runs parallel with the rise of EMI in the process of internationalisation in HE when English is increasingly used as the medium of instruction. The study explored how teachers and students’ practices in EMI programmes intertwined to adapt to the changing context in Vietnam, especially at a time when more technological innovations has been integrated into the educational system
Vo Doan Tho is a PhD candidate in the School of Education at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.
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