On October 12, at the 9th International Conference Life in Kyrgyzstan (LiK2023), Taalim-Forum public foundation held a panel session on the topic Digital transformation of education in Kyrgyzstan: distant reality or matter of fact?
The conference brought together national and international experts from academic and research institutions, development agencies, governmental, public, and research organizations to exchange knowledge and experience on the latest socio-economic development in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia, as well as to assist in developing policies based on data.
Speeches at the session led by the Taalim Forum were based on the results of the research conducted as part of the project Distance education to improve quality and access to school education in Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, and Tajikistan (2021-2023). Four reports were presented at the session: Trends in the digital transformation of education in Kyrgyzstan: problems and readiness by the Project Lead Jyldyz Doolbekova; Infrastructural factors and models of an innovative approach to school education in the Kyrgyz Republic by an expert in multilingual education, Marina Glushkova, and the head of the research group, Gulnara Ibraeva; the lead researcher of the project, Mehrigul Ablezova, presented the methodology and tools to measure the readiness of school teachers and students for distance education; Almagul Osmonova and Aigerim Jolchubekova from Taalim-Forum presented Learning in a digital environment: perceptions and experiences of distance learning among teachers in Kyrgyzstan.
The conference was organized by the University of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan), the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (Germany), the International Center for Security and Development (Germany) in partnership with the American University of Central Asia, Mercy Corps, World Bank, UNFPA.