Transcript of "The future of e-Learning in Kazakhstan"
THE FUTURE OF E-LEARNINGIN KAZAKHSTANDaniyar Sapargaliyev, PhDInternational Academy of BusinessAlmaty, KazakhstanFlorence, Italy13 - 14 June, 2013
Berlin11-13 March 2012IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning 2012E-Learning is the main direction in thedevelopment of Kazakhstani education.Government approved national programsthat support sustainable development of e-Learning (till 2020). E-Learning is beingimplemented at all levels of the educationsystem: from primary to high school.
Implementation of national e-Learning project is provided in twostages (first stage 2011-2015 and thesecond 2016-2020). The projectinvolves providing schools withdigital educational resources,broadband Internet. Teachers andstudents will have access to theworlds best educational resourcesand learning technologies.
Over the past three years a number of experiments were conducted forintroducing e-Learning in several cities of the country. However, not allimplementation experience had positive results. We found some problems andbarriers to the successful development of e-Learning in Kazakhstan.
National e-Learning project needsto solve four main problems:
1) to identify ways to integrate traditional and electronic learning system;2) to define the primary indicator of e-Learning through a comparative analysis offoreign and domestic experiments and pilot projects;3) to create a legal framework for the introduction of e-Learning;4) to establish a unified mechanism for electronic teacher training.
In January 2013 new State Program “Information Kazakhstan – 2020” wasapproved by government.
The key objectives of the Program are:• Ensuring efficiency of the state administration system;• Ensuring accessibility of information and communication infrastructure;• Establishment of information environment necessary for social, economic andcultural development of society;• Development of the national information space.
READINESS OF TEACHERS TO IMPLEMENT OF MOBILELEARNINGAT EURASIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITYDaniyar SapargaliyevAstana, KazakhstanBerlin11-13 March 2012IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning 2012The government will implement the following measures for improve access toquality education through e-Learning system:
Berlin11-13 March 20121) to create proposals for systematic development of digital scientific andeducational resources using multimedia technologies;2) to make harmonization of national educational standards with internationalones;3) to develop of proposals for the concept of information culture in pre-schooleducation;4) to implement training for teachers and administrators in e-Learning system;
READINESS OF TEACHERS TO IMPLEMENT OF MOBILELEARNINGAT EURASIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITYDaniyar SapargaliyevAstana, KazakhstanBerlin11-13 March 2012IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning 20125) to establish of electronic laboratories at universities equipped with thenecessary for scientific work;6) to translate all educational processes in an electronic format;7) to create training courses of practical use of the latest software solutions for aparticular professional activity.
DEVELOPMENT OF DISTANCE EDUCATIONIN KAZAKHSTANDaniyar SapargaliyevAstana, Kazakhstan7 - 8 June, 2012Florence, ItalyThe future of e-Learning in Kazakhstan depends primarily on the intention ofteaching community and the government to implement new forms of learning inthe national educational system. We see that the government is actively fundinginitiatives to implement e-Learning at all levels of education.
Berlin11-13 March 2012IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning 2012We asuggest that the realisation of government programs will help to expand theimplementation of e-Learning across the country.
Today educators have identified as positive results of the implementation ofe-Learning, as well as shortcomings in the organisation of such form oflearning. Kazakhstan should consider the experience of developed countriesin this field, and try to avoid general mistakes in the implementation of e-Learning projects. We need to invite the worlds leading experts forconsultations and recommendations for the phased introduction of e-Learning in education system. Also important to note, that the successfulimplementation of national e-Learning project can significantly improve thequality of education in the next 10 years.CONCLUSION