Minister of Education and Science Yerlan Sagadiyev reported that today the education system is conceptually going in three main directions: digitalization of the education process, digital education content, digitalization of education management.
To automate the educational process in secondary education, a system of electronic journals is used. It is planned to ban the use of paper grade books in schools that have introduced the electronic ones. According to the developers, this will stop duplication and significantly reduce reporting.
The Unified System of Higher Education Management works in higher education, which is filled through the integration of the information systems of higher education institutions, thereby allowing you to always see up-to-date data on the status of each student. In the field of science, the filing of applications for all scientific grants, the receipt of reports, the recording of articles, the database of electronic addresses are digitized.
In the second direction – digital educational content, 80 thousand video films and interactive lessons in three languages are introduced for schools, which help the teacher to lead a lesson at a higher level. This year, 7082 schools received access to these digital resources.
These digital resources are available in online and offline modes, i.e. the teacher takes the finished video material and during the lesson includes it to explain or fix the educational material. The teacher now does not need to look for additional materials for the lessons.
The third direction – digitalization of education management, provides for the creation of a unified management system that will include the creation of Big Data on the basis of all educational databases.
"In this regard, the ministry plans to integrate intradepartmental educational databases by the end of 2017, and integration of our data with databases of government agencies is planned for 2018," Y. Sagadiyev concluded.
Minister of Information and Communications Dauren Abayev stated the ministry's tasks in the infocommunication sphere to introduce electronic education.
"The development of human capital has been reflected in the direction of the draft state program "Digital Kazakhstan" which is being developed by the MIC. Thus, the Program provides for the development of a creative society through improving the population’s skills and competencies, that are necessary to expand opportunities to take advantages of digitalization, as well as training specialists in the field of information and communication technologies," D. Abayev said.
According to the Minister, within the framework of the Program of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, eight activities are planned to train specialists in the field of information and communication technologies for the economic sectors. The implementation of these directions will open up opportunities for establishing links between the education system and employers, and will strengthen the role of educational institutions as a powerful engine of economic development.
The MIC together with the MES is working on the translation of information systems of the MES to virtual servers within the hosting services, D. Abayev concluded.
Bakytzhan Sagintayev instructed the MES together with the MIC and the akims to develop a plan for connecting schools to high-speed Internet in the context of regions. In addition, the integration of in-house educational databases was commissioned to complete according to the planned deadlines.
Control over the execution of these instructions is assigned to Deputy Prime Minister Askar Zhumagaliyev.