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Digital Educational Environment: International Experience and National Practices


Within the framework of the joint project of the Civil Service Academy under the President of Turkmenistan and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), work continues with the ongoing introduction of innovative educational technologies and modern teaching and methodological materials in Turkmenistan.

These important developments were discussed at length during the visit of  international expert in the field of information technologies Ion Cosuleanu, who is a representative of the Republic of Moldova.

The use of modern information and communication technologies (ICT) creates broad opportunities for the development of managerial and analytical skills for the young generation of Turkmen specialists. The use of digital technologies in educational process allows teachers of the Academy of Civil Service to involve students in research projects, master new methods of development and learn more about managerial decisions and strategic development plans.

The visiting international expert conducted an interactive lecture course for students of the Civil Service Academy on such topics as "Development of lecture presentations using Internet resources: innovative forms and methods of work" and "Electronic services to the population: international experience and best world practices". ICT is increasingly being introduced into various spheres of educational activity.

The use of ICT will significantly improve the management culture. The activity of scientific and methodological centers, departments, faculties, educational departments and other structural units in educational institutions requires the introduction of innovative approaches in the area of education and the functioning of state institutions.

In addition, the use of ICT reduces the time spent on analysis and control functions, collects and processes information more quickly and allows teachers and specialists to use "paperless" technologies.

During the master class for the teaching staff of the Civil Service Academy, international expert Ion Cosuleanu acquainted the participants with the roadmap for the phased implementation of information technologies in the teaching and educational process based on the best practices of a number of EU, CIS and Asian countries.

In modern education management systems, universal office applications and communication technologies have become widely used in many countries. These include Germany, Estonia, Russia, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Malaysia and several others. Some of these platforms include word processors, spreadsheets, presentation programs, management systems databases, organizers and graphic packages.

The introduction of information and communication technologies in all spheres of modern human life has led to the fact that the computer has become a necessary tool of all specialists, and the culture of communication has led to the PC becoming an essential part of everyday life.

Currently, with the use of information and communication technologies, virtually no important area of ​​human activity is needed. Their scope of use is extremely wide: communication means - e-mail, modems, computer networks; economy and accounting (economic and accounting calculations, banking and exchange transactions) -automated computer information systems; construction (management of construction organizations) - computer-aided design systems; education - computer training programs, simulators, electronic textbooks, etc.

During the discussions, it was noted that the country's educational institutions widely use information systems for reporting and managing the teaching process. In general, this creates favorable conditions for improving the quality of training specialists for government authorities and management, as well as various sectors of the national economy.

At the conclusion of the conference, a "round table" discussion was held, during which recommendations were presented on the development and implementation of training modules in the educational process of the Civil Service Academy. Topics included "Legal Aspects in the Field of Information Technology", "Concept and Strategy of E-Government" "Information Management Systems (MIS) and Decision-Making on the Basis of Data", "The Process of Organization and Reengineering of Business Processes", "Project Management ICT" and many others. 

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