On March 29th–31st, 2017, the workshop “Supporting in the development of the Multimedia and Open Educational Resources for the Secondary Specialized and Professional Education provision in Uzbekistan” was held in Samarkand (Republic of Uzbekistan). The workshop was organised by the UNESCO Tashkent Office and UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) in cooperation with the Center for the Secondary Specialized Professional Education of the Ministry of Higher and Specialized Secondary Education of Uzbekistan under financial support of the Wei Dong Group of the People’s Republic of China.
The main subject of the workshop was the effective integration of Open Educational Resources into the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) disciplines and subjects taught in colleges and academic lyceums of Uzbekistan.The event was aimed to enhance the national capacities on identifying, evaluating, localizing and developing Open Educational Resources and open educational content.
The workshop was addressed to digital content developers, leaders, methodologists and experts of the secondary specialized and professional education system of the Republic, and representatives of the national Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized and Professional Education as well.
The following main topics were covered during the workshop:
- The development and policies in the sphere of Open Educational Resources;
- International practices on Open Educational Resources;
- Developing open courses and lessons;
- Repositories of the OER and guidance for localization;
- Media and Information Literacy for OER developers and users.
Ms. Krista Pikkat, the Head of the UNESCO Tashkent Office welcomed the workshop participants and delivered the opening statement. Lectures and trainings were provided by Dr. Alexander Molchanov, Deputy Provost, the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation; Dr. Natalia Dneprovskaya, Associate Professor, the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation; and Ms. Tatiana Murovana, UNESCO IITE Programme Specialist.