Webinar on Digital Innovation in TVET Sector to Enhance NVQS

PROGRAM CODE: 19-20/WEB10 (Webinar)
DATE AND TIME: 4 May 2020
9:30am Afghanistan | 10:00am Maldives, Pakistan | 10:30am India, Sri Lanka | 10:45am Nepal | 11:00am Bangladesh, Bhutan | 11:30am Myanmar | 12:00nn Thailand | 1:00pm China, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore | 3:00pm Papua New Guinea | 5:00pm Fiji
TARGET GROUP: Teachers, administrators and practitioners of TVET

Webinar Presentation


Background and Focus

To produce credible and desired TVET graduates who can contribute to the country’s economic development. It is important to strengthen the relevance and responsiveness of Vocational Qualification Framework (VQFs) programs to the needs of industry. Further it will produce universal citizens for global harmony and prosperity.

In last one decade, the use of technology is increasing day by day and this link is still missing in TVET. Digital skills are driving competitiveness in today’s economy and countries below the digital divide must struggle to bring their populations to a level where they can catch up and then, keep up. What are the implications of digitization to TVET? If there is any system that will truly benefit from the digital economy, it is TVET. Students who go to TVET do not see degrees as more important than the skills they need to get jobs. Unless they have digital skills they will only get jobs as nannies, security guards or drivers of these highly paid digital geeks.

The introduction of national vocational qualification frameworks (NVQFs), including frameworks specifically for the vocational sector, are policy initiatives that have far reaching implications for the management and delivery of education and training. Despite the caution called for by researchers and the challenging reality of implementation in both developed and developing countries, NVQFs continue to be included in national reform programs in many regions of the Asia Pacific region. A particular concern for many countries is improving the relationship between education and training system in one hand and labour markets on the other hand. Increasingly, qualification frameworks have been seen as a useful policy tool to achieve other goals of TVET system.

The popularity of national vocational qualification framework has grown dramatically in last 10 years. Now TVET providers are more focusing on how to further enhance the NVQF system by using digital technologies. The digital applications may be used to enhance and strengthening the VQFs system in order to increase socio economic condition of the country. For example, training needs analysis (TNA) process of vocational qualification can be automated by using different digital applications. Therefore digital applications can be used to improve institutional administration and instruction by moving courses online as an example, so interested individuals can take them while at work or at home.

To share the digital innovation applications and concept, Colombo Plan Staff College Manila is going to organize a webinar on “Digital Innovation in TVET sector to Enhance NVQF”. This webinar will be dedicated to CPSC member countries TVET policy maker, managers, instructors, and practitioners to enhance the NVQFs by adopting latest digital technologies. The topics for discussion in this webinar will focus on practical digital applications such as electronic TVET institute management system, e-feedback system including TNA, curriculum development Extractor (CuDevEx), Teaching workload management system, digital NVQF registry system and digitized M&E system etc. The outcome will be aligned different interpretations and expectations of digital innovation concept from the various stakeholders’ perspectives.



Objectives

  • To explain the concept digital TVET system to enhance VQFs
  • To share the digital applications for NVQF including registry system
  • To identify importance online Curriculum Information Document system


Facilities Required

To join the webinar, each participant should have the following:

  • Minimum 2Mbps Broadband Internet
  • Desktop/Laptop Computer or Mobile Device with Earphones and Mic
    • Chrome Browser or any HTML5 Compliant Browser
    • Google Account (Gmail) for Hangouts Meet