Visit of grant holders from Burgas Free University on EU Erasmus + AСADEMICA project in Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University
November 20, 2017 in Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University a meeting with the main coordinators (grant holders) of the project « Accessibility and Harmonization of Higher Education in Central Asia through Curriculum Modernization and Development (ACADEMICA) » Maria Monova-Zheleva and Yanislav Zhelev from the Burgas Free University, Bulgaria. Participants of the meeting were students, undergraduates and teachers of the university: the project's working group, teachers, who are modernizing the curriculum, as well as those who study at these courses.
The beginning of the meeting was devoted to acquaintance with the laboratory "ACADEMICА", the opening of which was held on October 31, 2017. At the Faculty of Engineering and Technology in Building №2, the rector of Kokshetau State University named after Sh. Ualikhanov, Doctor of Technical Sciences; Professor Abzhapparov A.A held a grand opening of the laboratory of information and communication technologies "ACADEMICA". The laboratory is equipped with modern monoblocks, a server for the e-learning platform, a laser printer, a multimedia projector for teaching students. The above-mentioned equipment was purchased at the expense of a project grant worth about 20,000 Euros. During the meeting, issues of the current status of the activities and progress of the project, the following steps and actions were discussed, exchanged ideas on the development of subsequent joint projects.
The purchase of equipment for Turkmen universities was also discussed. In their speech, the project's grant holders noted the quality of implementation of the training courses by the authors, having handed over relevant certificates.
The winners of the certificates were the developers of online courses, the head of the department of social and age pedagogy, the associate professor, the educational coordinator of the project Shayakhmetova A.A. and the senior lecturer of the department "Information systems and computer technology", project teacher Muradilova G.S, as well as teachers of the department "Information systems and computer technology" Shornikova O.N, Khan S.I, Fomicheva T.A, Glock E.S, Kubigenova A.T, Muradilova G.S, Baklhazova U.U. and teachers of the department "Mining, construction and the safeness vital activity " Baikenov N.A, Kishkeneebaev N.B and Sakenov Zh.R. In his speech, the country coordinator of the project Kakabaev A.A. (the head of the Center for International Cooperation and Academic Mobility) expressed his gratitude to the representatives who provide support to all partners of the project.
In their turn, the main coordinators Maria Monova-Zheleva and Janislav Zhelev thanked all participants and wished further success and prosperity. It should be noted the active position of students and teachers who said that modernized courses are of professional interest, because the content of courses is filled with innovations and modern programs in the field of information and communication technologies.
The final meeting of the EU Erasmus + ACADEMICA project is planned for September 2018.