Vietnam’s online training market will develop strongly in the next one or two years due to an increasing number of Internet users and the uptrend in attending online courses, experts in the education sector forecast.
Phan Thanh Son, general director of IDJ Education, said the potential of the online training market in Vietnam at this time was very high.
According to the latest report of the General Statistics Office, the number of Internet users, mainly aged 15-24 and having the highest study demand, until last month amounted to around 32.6 million.
Investing in online training is quite risky. Therefore, if enterprises shift from traditional models of education to online models, it will be much less riskier compared to investing in online training direct, Son said.
“But in return, there may be up to millions of online learners, and thus the profit rate of this sector can reach 100% or even 200-300% per year.” Son said IDJ has now attracted around 100,000 learners through its online courses.
The online school E-Study is cooperating with the UK-based publishing house Marshall Cavendish to provide course books for its online programs under international standards, said board chairman Trinh Quang Dong.
Besides, E-Study is negotiating with Pearson Education on organizing online examinations. Dong said the school has cooperated with around 100 primary and secondary schools in the city with a total number of learners of up to some 40,000 people since the online programs were launched last August.
However, learners have not got familiar with or relied much on this model of learning, which are some challenges that this sector is facing, according to experts. Besides, learners are required to be voluntary when taking online courses. SGT