The eLearning project implemented in Kazakhstan by the National Center of Informatisation in partnership with SIVECO Romania - Finalist at the European IT Software Excellence Awards | SIVECO Romania

The eLearning project implemented in Kazakhstan by the National Center of Informatisation in partnership with SIVECO Romania - Finalist at the European IT & Software Excellence Awards

Friday, February 22, 2013
Over 4,200 digital education resources have been implemented in 537 education centers in Kazakhstan, for 27 school and vocational subjects

The digital education content solution developed within the eLearning project in Kazakhstan brought the two partners – the National Centre of Informatisation in Kazakhstan (NCI) and SIVECO Romania - the Finalist title within the international competition European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2013, Government Solutions category.

"We are proud that this project developed  during a year, with the aim of supporting the governmental program for education development in Kazakhstan, already received international recognition and we are confident that in won’t be long until it will represent a best practice example for other countries in the region, too. Until 2015, the pupils and teachers in more than 50% of schools will benefit from the digital content solution developed by NCI and SIVECO Romania. This solution creates a change of paradigm in approaching the teaching/learning  process, based on which it will be ensured a smooth transition of the Kazakh education system from its traditional form to an IT-based education system", declared Nurgaliyeva Gul Kumashevna, President of the National Centre of Informatisation, Kazakhstan.

The solution developed by NCI and SIVECO Romania received the jury’s appreciation for its pedagogical value and the increased level and for the users’ high level of interactivity with the multimedia elements of the virtual lessons, as well as with the features for evaluating the knowledge acquired. The project was also appreciated for its large scale, as the eLearning solution is going to be implemented in over 90% of the schools in Kazakhstan by 2020, according to the education strategy from Kazakhstan.

Over 4,200 interactive multimedia resources in Russian and Kazakh languages have been implemented in 537 education centers in Kazakhstan, for 8 school subject matters, such as mathematics, algebra, geometry, physics and 19 vocational subjects.

"We are very happy that our common efforts have been appreciated at the highest level, reconfirming our status of international leaders as educational solutions providers. The project in Kazakhstan is a project very dear to us, for which we have intensively worked and that has benefited from the expertise of many teaching staff from the Kazakh education system", stated Radu Jugureanu, eContent Manager, SIVECO Romania.

The IT solution implemented by SIVECO and NCI aimed at increasing the efficiency of the teaching materials and the pupil-teacher interaction, through the development and implementation of interactive digital content for pupils in gymnasia, high schools and vocational schools.

About the National Center of Informatisation

NCI was set up as an organization subordinated to the Ministry of Education and Science in the Republic of Kazakhstan, with the purpose of carrying out governmental policies in the field of introducing IT into education. Following the institution’s restructuring, that took place in 2007, it has become part of a scientific –technological holding - Parasat S.A.

The current main objective of NCI is to ensure, from the scientific- pedagogical point of view, the transition of the education system in Kazakhstan towards a new education paradigm, such as the information-communication interaction of the participants in the education process.

The NCI main activity consists in developing innovative digital education content: electronic manuals, virtual simulators for vocational schools, electronic laboratory works, scientific and research papers for students.