In response to the request from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia for independent assessment of the state-of-the-art of ICT application in education and support of further development in this area, IITE has launched the project aiming to provide expert support and technical assistance to the Republic of Armenia.
From 26 to 31 May 2011 IITE expert Mr Raymond Morel, the president of the Commission ICT of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences visited the Republic of Armenia. The visit was organized in cooperation with Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia. During the visit Mr Morel met with policy- and decision-makers in the sphere of ICT and ICT in education, representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science and government officials in charge of ICT development in Armenia, heads of pedagogical institutions and national educational centres, and other representatives of educational community. He visited several educational settings to get acquainted in situ with Armenian educational system and forms of ICT implementation in schools at different levels. At the meetings and seminars organized during the visit, he discussed with main stakeholders the existing situation, challenges, international experience and ways to solve problems. He became familiar with existing reports and strategies, as well as policy instruments regulating the area of ICT development and ICT application in education.
Mr Morel will prepare recommendations to facilitate the further strategy development in ICT application in education of the Republic of Armenia.