Today’s Government meeting chaired by Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev has considered the development of e-education in Kazakhstan.

Minister of Education and Science Yerlan Sagadiyev reported that as of today, the education system is conceptually moving along three main directions: digitalization of the educational process, digital educational content, digitalization of education management.

Electronic journals are used to automate the secondary education process. It is planned that schools which adopted electronic journals will be banned to use paper ones. The developers believe that this will stop duplication and significantly reduce reporting.

The Unified Higher Education Management System is working in higher education, which is being supplemented by the information systems of higher education institutions, thus allowing to in real-time monitor the up-to-date data on every student. In the scientific field, the filing of applications for all scientific grants, the receipt of reports, the recording of articles, the database of electronic addresses have all been digitized.

Regarding the second direction – digital educational content, the schools have been supplied with 80 thousand videos and interactive lessons in three languages, which help teachers conducting classes on a higher level. This year, 7082 schools received access to these digital resources.

These digital resources are available online and offline, i.e. the subject teacher takes the finished video material and includes it in the lesson to explain or supplement the educational material. Teachers now do not need looking for additional materials for the lessons.

The third direction – education management digitalization, covers the creation of a unified management system, which will include the creation of Big Data based on all educational databases.

“In this connection, before 2017 the Ministry plans to integrate intradepartmental educational databases; and integration of our data with databases of government agencies is planned in 2018,” – Y. Sagadiyev concluded.

The Ministry's tasks in the infocommunication sector to introduce e-education were elaborated on by Minister of Information and Communication Dauren Abayev.

"The development of human capital has been reflected in the direction of the Digital Kazakhstan draft state program, which is being developed by the Ministry of Information and Communication. Thus, the Program provides for the establishment of a creative society by developing the skills and competencies of the population necessary to expand opportunities to take advantage of digitalization, as well as the training of specialists in the field of information and communication technologies for the economy," – D. Abayev said.

According to the Minister, within the framework of the Program of the Ministry of Education and Science, eight activities are planned to train specialists in the field of information and communication technologies for the economic sectors. The implementation of these directions will open up opportunities for establishing links between the education system and employers, and will strengthen the role of educational institutions as a powerful driver of economic development.

The Ministry of Information and Communication together with the Ministry of Education and Science is working on translating information systems of the MES to virtual servers within the hosting services, D. Abayev concluded.

Bakytzhan Sagintayev instructed the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Information and Communication, and the Akims to develop a plan for connecting schools to high-speed Internet in the context of regions. In addition, the integration of in-house educational databases was instructed to be completed in accordance with the planned deadlines.

Control over the execution of these instructions is assigned to Deputy Prime Minister Askar Zhumagaliyev.

Published: 03 October 2017



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