Brief Information on the Project “Introduction of the Distance-Electronic Training Program”
After having been implemented for about nine months the project “Introduction of the Distance-Electronic Training Program” financed by Swiss Cooperation Office for the South Caucuses Embassy of Switzerland, is coming to its end. Scientific-educational reforms foundation (SERF) has made great efforts to introduce Moodle based e-learning system into the educational process of the Sisian State College. The selection of the college was carried out immediately after the start of the program in July, 2015. On Moodle Platform the teachers of the Sisian State College could place the training packages in the e-learning domain having possibilities to use recourses of the educational packages in the on-line regime.
In the framework of Project goal 1 (contributing to the development of vocational education in RA) SERF has contributed to the development of vocational education in the Republic of Armenia by implementing distance learning and e-learning practices and introducing Moode Platform (www.sisianstatecollege.am) in the educational process of the Sisian State College in Syunik region.
In the context of Project goal 2 (contribute to the improvement of vet technicians’ professional knowledge and capacities by the development of Artificial Insemination (AI) training) SERF has contributed to the improvement of vet technicians’ professional knowledge and capacities by developing the course of Artificial Insemination, inserting the latter into Moodle Platform of the college.
Within the scope of the project objectives SERF, immediately after the start of the project: July – August, 2015, carried out the repairing works in the e-learning auditorium also purchasing the necessary equipments for organizing e-learning at the Sisian State College in Syunik region. Having recruited a team SERF organized a) e-learning training program for the college teaching staff members (16 teachers) and b) the full packet of one course “Accounting in Agricultural Field” with relevant literature, learning outcomes was prepared and adapted for e-learning platform in October, 2015. And finally c) with the help of the already recruited team, SERF prepared AI training course with the combination of distance learning/e-learning possibilities in January, 2016.
As for Project Implementation, we should mention that an electronic learning platform was introduced in the preliminary selected college from Sisian: the Sisian State College. The full packet of one course “Accounting in Agricultural Field” with relevant literature, learning outcomes has been installed in the Moodle Platform in the VET organization in Sisian (available at www.sisianstatecollege.am). In addition, the training course for all those who wish to be trained in cows’ Artificial Insemination has been introduced in the college.