On June 22, 2017 workshop of the partner universities’ teaching staff of the “Online Master’s Program with Joint Diplomas” Project implemented with the financial support of CIF (Competitive Innovation Fund) of the Center for Education Projects PIU was held in the round hall of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of RA.
Implemented in distance learning format the “Business Administration” joint master’s program, the teaching staffs of the Public Administration Academy, and International Scientific-Educational Center of the NAS RA, the project staff and individual consultants discussed the problems that had arisen during the development of distance learning classes, their concerns, particularly they were interested in the distance learning assessment system.
Then, the speakers proceeded to the reports according to pre-set agenda.
Arusyak Harutyunyan’s report was devoted to the international experience in distance education and the quality assurance requirements presented to distance learning courses. AUA trainer Tatevik Zargaryan’s report was on open access online resources and copyright issues emerging during distance learning. The representative of the Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems (IIAP) of NAS RA Narine Manukyan presented the Armenian scientific-research computer network, ASNET-AM and opportunities provided to faculty conducting distance learning courses within the network, in particular WebRTC web conference, systems of scientific publications of ASNET-AM network and its cloud storages.
An agreement was reached to continue the discussions a week later at Public Administration Academy of RA.