Customs, veterinary and phytosanitary institutions of Kazakhstan enhance their e-learning capacities

Thematic Component: 3. Facilitation of Trade
Country: Kazakhstan

From November 16 to 18, the Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA 10) held a workshop in Astana for the personnel of border agencies and training institutions responsible for the development of methodology/teaching tools in such areas as e-learning, distance learning etc.

This workshop aimed to increase the effectiveness of the training programmes of the Border Agencies of Kazakhstan 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 State Border Guard College of Latvia introduced 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’ 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 to develop electronic modules/course content and performed an assessment test on 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 the scaling up of their institutional training capacities.

A similar workshop was implemented for Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.