Kazakh Universities to Foster Quality Assurance Processes In Technology Enhanced Learning

Project Overview

Project Title Kazakh Universities to Foster Quality Assurance Processes In Technology Enhanced Learning
Project Number 598377-EPP-1-2018-1-IT-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP
Country Kazakhstan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 500 001 - 1 000 000
Project Start – Project End November 15, 2018–November 14, 2021
Project Status Active

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) 717.277
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• Guglielmo Marconi University (Italy) – Coordinator
• Turun Yliopisto (Finland)
• Shokan Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University (Kazakhstan)
• Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan)
• International University of Information Technologies (Kazakhstan)
• Kokshetau Abai Myrzakhmetov University (Kazakhstan)
• Kostanay State Pedagogical Institut (Kazakhstan)
• JSC Zhezkazgan Baikonurov University (Kazakhstan)
• Almaty Institute Of Power Engineering And Communications Nonprofit JSC (Kazakhstan)
• Caspian State University of Technologies and Engineering named after SH. Yessenov (Kazakhstan)
• The Non-Profit Institution Independent Agency for Accreditation And Rating (Kazakhstan)
• Public Fund Youth Front of Leader of the Nation (Kazakhstan)
• Burgaski Svoboden Universitet (Bulgaria)
• Hellenic Open University (Greece)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
Beneficiary National government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

KUTEL project aims at reinforcing the role of higher education (HE) in Kazakhstan, strategic vehicle to boost economic growth, employment rate and then quality of life and social well-being of citizens. KUTEL promotes reform and modernization of HE through the introduction of a national Quality Assurance (QA) system for technology – enhanced learning (TeL), new and challenging in EU and in Kazakhstan, implementing accreditation standards, guidelines and procedures for QA of TeL courses and study programs at a national/international level. KUTEL will contribute to the rise of students’ enrolment numbers despite the difficult conditions of the fluctuant economic growth through widespread use of e-learning methodologies and a high quality training offer.

Objective:

  • To promote reform and modernization of higher education in Kazakhstan through the introduction of a national quality assurance system for technology-enhanced learning by guaranteeing the improvement, development and implementation of accreditation standards, guidelines and procedures for quality assurance of TEL courses and study programs at a national level.
Project Objectives
  • To modernise and reform teaching methodologies through the introduction QA framework in blended learning.
  • To improve, develop and implement accreditation standards, guidelines and procedures for quality assurance of technology-enhance learning (TEL) study programs according to EU practices at Kazakhstan universities.
  • To establish the framework for improving TEL quality assurance and e-learning methodology on HE institutional level in Kazakhstan universities.
  • To provide training for relevant members of HE educational and public authorities responsible for accreditation and evaluation of TEL programs.
Education Sector HE
Components of the Education Process Education Policy Advice & Development, Examination, certification and accreditation, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Quality assurance, Standards and curriculum development
Occupational Field Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science
Target Groups Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers, Standardisation, Certification, Accreditation Bodies
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Activities
  • Analysis and synthesis of data – state of the Art of HE related to the existing KUTEL Quality assurance framework – Institutional and national level.
  • Analysis and synthesis of data for establishing the baseline of QA standards and TEL in Kazakhstan and European universities.
  • Preparation of comparative analysis on the State of the Art of HE related to TEL QA framework.
  • Preparation of report with recommendations for KUTEL QA Framework.
  • Development of KUTEL training concept and Internal study visits.
  • Development of KUTEL platform.
  • Development of KUTEL technological infrastructure in each Partner country university.
  • Development, publishing and internationl test of the platform and piloting training sessions.
  • Realization of the piloting training sessions with the participation of university staff, authorities responsible for the accreditation and evaluation.
  • Development of the guidelines and definition of the best parctices for implementing KUTEL quality assurance framework in e-learning programmes.
  • Approval, accreditation and publishing of KUTEL QA framework.
  • Constitution of the Valorisation team and drawing up of the valorisation plan.
  • Paper/multimedia/event strategies development and project website design and development.
  • Key stakeholders – contact database development.
  • Paper and multimedia dissemination materials (design, production and distribution).
  • Agreement and Final KUTEL policy Recommendation.
Project Results
  • Accreditation standards, guidelines and procedures for QA of TeL study programs development in Kazakhstan HE System according to EU practices developed.
  • Pilot Training addressed to key Actors of public/private HE System, academic staff and QA HE accreditation bodies to enhance competences/skills to build up TEL QA Framework in study programs conducted.
  • Teaching methodologies modernized and reformed through the development of QA framework in blended learning.
  • EU TEL Roadmap for QA standard, Baseline Kazakhstan TEL QA Framework, Recommendations QA Framework will be further developed for a successful capacity building process.

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