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November 24 at RF Regions Situation Centre for Socio-Economic Development of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics in the framework of the year of CIS states in Russia there was held a video-seminar "The use of distance and electronic learning novelties with foreign institutions partners of CIS states", organized by Faculty of E-learning. PRUE was represented by D.A. Shtykhno, vice-rector for development, who spoke as the seminar moderator; O.A. Grishina, vice-rector for Academic Affairs; L.A. Bragin, Head of International Office.
From PRUE reports were made by: D.R. Tutayeva, Dean of Faculty of Distance learning, "Information environment of an institution"; M.R. Melamud, Head of department of Faculty of Distance learning, "Interactive workshops as a means of students cognitive work activation"; E.V. Polikarpova, Head of department of Faculty of E-learning, "Experience in extramural online study realization"; O.V. Barbashina, director of E-learning development Office, "Independent estimation of students knowledge as the element of electronic educational environment of university. Introduction experience".
Belarus State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics representatives in the face of Rector M.P. Batura, vice-rector for Academic Affairs B.V. Nikulshin, dean of faculty of continuing and distance learning, head of academic department CISD I.N. Tsyrelchuk, V.M. Bondarik, deputy dean for educational-methodical work of faculty of continuing and distance learning of BSUIR" presented a report entitled:"Organization of distance learning at BSUIR".
A.S. Bankov, Director of Research Institute, dean of faculty of information technologies of International University "MITSO" (Belarus), made a report on "Some approaches to creation of combined adaptive SSO". From the Azerbaijan State University the video-seminar was attended by the Director CDZDO S.M. Tanryverdiev, A. Kazymov, Director of Department of International Relations, heads of departments and teachers made a report on "Priorities of ASUE (UNEC) in the field of electronic and distance learning".
The discussion was attended by representatives of the Almaty Technological University: B.K. Nurakhmetov, the first Vice-rector, B.A. Rskeldiev, Pro-rector on educational-methodical work, E.B. Medvedkov, Dean of faculty of distance learning, G.O. Janguttina, Dean of the faculty of Economics and business, L.K. Baybolova, Dean of the faculty of food production, R.O Zhilisbaeva Dean of the faculty of light industry and design, B.E Erenova, Dean of the faculty of engineering and information technology., heads of departments, heads of structural subdivisions
Foreign branches of PRUE were represented at the seminar by N.S. Malchenko, Director of Minsk branch, with the report "Experience of implementation and use of e-learning and distance educational technologies in the Minsk branch of PRUE", S.V. Vardanyan, Director of Yerevan branch, with the report on the topic: "Promotion of distance education in the modern society, the experience of Yerevan branch of PRUE".
The discussion addressed current topics on the use of distance technologies and e-learning in the implementation of additional educational programs, training persons with disabilities, and the use of open educational courses with universities. Participants emphasized positive aspects of the use of distance technologies as well as challenges faced by the countries-participants of the seminar.
In conclusion, the participants worked out the key points of cooperation in the use of EL and DLT. Almaty Technological University expressed hope for further cooperation with PRUE in the field of networking, given the rich experience of Plekhanov University in the field of distance technology. Azerbaijan University had been interested in interactive workshops, developed at the University. In turn, PRUE had been interested in finding out the experience of colleagues from the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics and the Azerbaijan University for the learning of wheelchair users and persons with impaired speech and hearing.
The decision had been made on further cooperation in the use of EL and DLT in education. Also it was agreed to consider a question on creation, Association of Universities of Russia and CIS countries on the use of EL and DLT in education on the basis of Plekhanov University.