BOMCA keeps enhancing e-learning capacities of Tajik border control agencies

  • Thematic Component: 3. Facilitation of Trade
  • Country: Tajikistan

From May 10-12, the EU-funded Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA 10) held a workshop in Dushanbe for Border Troops of the State Committee for National Security, Customs Service under the Government, Food Security Committee and their training institutions.

This workshop aimed to increase the effectiveness of the training programmes of the border agencies of Tajikistan by integrating e-learning solutions, based on the European Union Member States’ (EU MS) practices in the fields of introducing e-learning systems and developing the IT competences of teachers to create their own online courses.

Experts from the State Border Guard College of Latvia presented the advantages of e-learning in the educational process, as well as equipping participants with knowledge on design, development, implementation and the evaluation of an e-leaning module. This was supported with examples of the EU MS’s good practices in the implementation of e-learning systems and practical training on the use of e-learning platforms.

As part of the hands-on training, participants were taught how to develop electronic modules/courses’ content and performed an assessment test in the Moodle platform using interactive resources/materials. As a result of the workshop, guidelines and recommendations will be elaborated by the expert team. These final results shall support national counterparts in the development of e-learning modules/courses and scaling up of their institutional training capacities.