EU and UNDP conclude training programme on the development of digital resources in vocational education

Posted December 17, 2021

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Baku, 17 December 2021 – The European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the State Agency on Vocational Education (SAVE) finalise a course programme on development of digital learning and assessment resources in vocational education.

As part of the EU-funded “VET for the Future” project, a training course using the “MOODLE” education platform has been implemented for the first time in Azerbaijan. Moodle offers users engaging online spaces to learn, also to develop various digital education resources via the platform. The training course, conducted by Dr. Maria Toro-Troconis, an expert in e-learning organisation and development of online education resources, was directed at leading specialists from the SAVE and the vocational education centres in Baku, Ganja, Sheki, Jalilabad, Lankaran, Ismayilli, Mingachevir and Gabala districts of the country.

At the closing event, the participants shared their feedback on the "Guidelines for the Development of Digital Learning Resources and Assessment Toolkit in Azerbaijan" course and made proposals to expand the scope of the programme, as well as to create new digital resources considering different target groups in various specialties.

The participants highlighted the importance of such approaches especially during the time of increasing demand to online learning. The programme allows setting certain standards in the development of digital resources, enables appropriate measurement of results, and overall provides better quality in online learning.

At the end of the course, thirteen candidates who successfully completed the trainings received their certificates.

As part of the project, it is planned to develop four additional courses in the organisation of online education.

This course is organised as part of the “VET for the Future: Development of VET Providers’ Excellence in Azerbaijan” project, funded by the EU and implemented by UNDP in partnership with SAVE. The project aims to support the modernisation of VET institutions in Azerbaijan to deliver competence-based training in order to increase the attractiveness and labour market relevance of VET.

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