UNESCO IITE was invited to participate in the round table "E-learning: retraining and improvement of qualification during the crisis" organized by the Expert Council for Information Technologies in Education of the State Duma Committee on Education.
The round table was held in the conference hall of the Russian State Library on 19 April 2016. The event was officially opened by Mr. Smolin, First Deputy Chairman of the Education Committee of the State Duma, and Mr. Tikhomirov, Chairman of the Expert Council for Information Technologies in Education under the State Duma Committee on Education.
The following experts took part in the discussion; Mr. Zakharyan, Deputy CEO at eLearning Center; Dr. Knyazeva, Chief of the Section of Digital Pedagogy and Learning Materials, UNESCO IITE; Mr. Sosin, Head of the Training Centre, JSC RZhD; Mr. Bezyaev, Head of Knowledge Management Department, Gazprom-Neft; Mr. Skalsky, Project Manager of the RUSAL Corporate University; Ms. Lbova, Head of Educational Center “Postbank”; Mr. Korolkov, Director General of the WebSoft; Professor Prutchenkov,Socio-Humanitarian Education Department, Moscow Institute of Open Education and other experts from Moscow, regions and abroad.
The results of the discussions and subsequent work will be focussed on the d evelopment of a strategic document for the promotion of Elearning industry in Russia.