Advancing e-learning in the Republic of Moldova: pilot program in ATU Gagauzia

Status: Active
Duration: 2020 – 2022
Budget: US$200,000  
Coverage: UTA Gagauzia
Beneficiariaries: Teachers, boys and girls studying in 47 schools in ATU Gagauzia, as well as their parents
Focus Area: Inclusive Growth
Partners: Executive Committee ATU Gagauzia, Ministry of Education, Culture and Research
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Project Summary:

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to advancing the quality of education system in the Republic of Moldova through a pilot project conducted in 47 schools in ATU Gagauzia. The pilot will focus on facilitating a smooth and efficient learning process through the implementation of the e-learning approach in ATU Gagauzia and consists of two main components:

  1. Ensuring the presence of the basic (hard and soft) ICT infrastructure and connectivity; and
  2. Enhancing the learning content and teaching methodology.

Objectives:

  • Support schools in the pilot region to become more resilient and ensure business continuity in crisis situations, so to continue providing quality education both in-class and/or online;
  • Ensure equal access to education for all students, especially the most vulnerable, by providing access to appropriate ICT equipment and Internet connectivity;
  • Improve the quality of education by training teachers on selecting and using appropriate ICT tools and adapting the educational content and methods depending on the teaching medium;
  • Increase the attractiveness of STEM disciplines among students and girls in particular.

Expected results:

  • Pupils, including from vulnerable groups, and teachers in ATU Gagauzia schools have access to ICT devices and Internet connection during academic periods;
  • Teachers of at least one curricular discipline are able to critically assess, select, and use appropriate ICT tools for blended and online teaching, adapting teaching techniques correspondingly;
  • Digital educational materials for at least one curricular discipline are developed;
  • The education management platform is selected, adopted and used by at least 40% of pupils, teachers, parents, and school administrations in ATU Gagauzia;
  • Online and blended learning across all participating schools is standardized, providing comparable quality based on agreed standards;
  • Schools and Education Department of ATU Gagauzia have a better understanding of the opportunities provided by platform generated data for better policy making;
  • At least 1 curricular or extracurricular STEM-related discipline is selected and piloted under blended and e-learning approach;
  • Recommendations to improve the national curriculum and strategy to scale-up the piloted project submitted to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research.
Years Budget Delivery
UNDP
2020 $5,006
$5,406
2021 $94,594  
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