Kazak Universities to Foster Quality Assurance Processes in Technology Enhanced Learning (KUTEL)

At the beginning of 2018, the IAAR re-entered the consortium as a partner, which participates in the Erasmus+ projects competition "Kazakhstan Universities to foster quality assurance processes in Technology Enhanced Learning, KUTEL’’. The coordinator of the project is the University of Research Guglielmo Marconi-Telematika, Italy (Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi, USGM (Italy).

The goal of the project is to promote the reform and modernization of higher education in Kazakhstan through the introduction of a national quality assurance system for learning using advanced technologies.

Outcomes of participation: the project is being implemented

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Registration number 598377-EPP-1 -2018-1 -IT-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP
The Name Of The Application KAZAKH UNIVERSITIES TO FOSTER QUALITY ASSURANCE PROCESSES IN TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING
Short name KUTEL
Code CBHE-SP
Applicant University Of Studies Guglielmo Marconi
Project start date November 15  2018
The end date of the project November 14  2021
Duration (months) 36
Type of project National project
Specific activity Modernization of management, management and functioning of universities
Subject/Subject area Quality assurance processes and mechanisms
Objectives CBHE

Support Partner Countries to address the challenges facing their higher education institutions and systems, including quality, relevance, equal access, planning, implementation, management, governance.

Support the modernization, accessibility and internationalization of higher education in Partner Countries

Tasks CBHE

Improving the level of competencies and skills in universities through the development of new and innovative educational programs

Improving the quality of higher education and its relevance to the labour market and society

Regional status

Intraregional

Regions involved

R7

Country Of Application

IT

Partner countries

KZ(10)

Programme Countries

IT (1), FI (1), EL (1), BG (1)

Project brief

598377-EPP-1 -2018-1-IT-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP

Project information

International scale

Characteristics, goals and objectives of the project

The pilot project of KUTEL will be aimed at strengthening the role of higher education (HE) in Kazakhstan, a strategic tool to stimulate economic growth, increase employment, and consequently - the quality of life and social well-being of citizens. KUTEL contributes to the reform and modernization of the HE through the introduction of the national quality assurance system (QA) for training using technologies (OIT) new and complex in the EU and Kazakhstan, the introduction of accreditation standards, guidelines and procedures for QA courses and training programs for OIT at the national / international level.

In this way, KUTEL will contribute to increasing the number of students, despite the difficult conditions of unsustainable economic growth, through the widespread use of e-learning and high-quality education.

The main results correspond to the existing needs and support national priorities / the priorities of the EU:

1. Accreditation standards, guidelines and quality assurance (QA) procedures for the development of LUT training programmes in Kazakhstan in accordance with EU practice;

2. The pilot training is designed for key participants of the public / private he SYSTEM, academic staff and accreditation bodies of the QA HE in order to improve competencies / skills to create the basis of the QA in the training programs of the LUT;

3. Teaching methods that have been modernized and reformed through the development of a quality assurance system (QA) as part of blended learning;

4. The EU road map for LUT quality standard, the basic Kazakhstan LUT quality assurance system, the  system recommendations will be further developed for a successful capacity building process.

Intended effect: the direct beneficiaries, responsible for the modernization IN involved in the pilot 85-minute training, those who participate in every national event for the development (about 40/50 participants at 1-m and 80 - to 2-m); 6000 visitors to the site KUTEL; 150 participants at the final conference; a database of contacts with rating 100/150 on the country of the project. At the preparatory stage, about 50 teachers and 5 state bodies from Kazakhstan partners were involved.

Project Partnership

Role Region The name of the principal Country
Applicant EU UNIVERSITY OF STUDIES GUGLIELMO MARCONI IT
Partner EU BURGAS FREE UNIVERSITY BG
Partner EU HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY EL
Partner EU UNIVERSITY OF TURKU FI
Partner R7 ALMATY UNIVERSITY OF ENERGY AND COMMUNICATIONS KZ
Partner R7 SH.YESSENOV CASPIAN STATE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING KZ
Partner R7 INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES KZ
Partner R7 ZHESKAZGAN BAIKONUROV UNIVERSITY KZ
Partner R7 ABAY MYRZAHMETOV KOKSHETAU UNIVERSITY KZ
Partner R7 KOSTANAY STATE PEDAGOGICAL UNIVERSITY KZ
Partner R7 THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND EDUCATION OF RK

KZ

Partner
R7 PUBLIC FUND «THE YOUTH FRONT LEADER OF THE NATION»

KZ

Partner R7 SH.UALIKHANOV KOKSHETAU STATE UNIVERSITY

KZ

Partner R7 INDEPENDENT AGENCY FOR ACCREDITATION AND RATING

KZ

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Internal Quality Assurance Mechanisms in Higher Education in Kazakhstan and Ukraine (IQAKAUA)

In early 2018, the IAAR joined the consortium as a partner in the Erasmus+ projects competition "Internal Quality Assurance Mechanisms in Higher Education in Kazakhstan and Ukraine, IQAKAUA". The coordinator of the project is Panstwowa Wyzsza Szkola Zawodowa w Tarnowie, PWSZTAR (Poland).
The main objective of IQAKAUA project is to support development of Internal Quality Assurance and quality culture to improve management and operations of higher education institutions in Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

The specific objectives are:

  1. Development of Internal Quality Assurance Toolkit
  2. Ensuring active students' participation in QA
  3. IQA Capacity building at KZ and UA higher education institutions

 

Outcomes of participation: under consideration

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Boosting high quality standards in Technology-Enhanced Learning for Central Asia universities (BISTRA)

At the beginning of 2018, the IAAR joined the consortium as a partner, which participates in the Erasmus+ projects competition "Boosting high quality standards in Technology-Enhanced Learning for Central Asia universities, BISTRA". The project coordinator is Burgas Free University (Burgas, Bulgaria).

The wider objective of the project is to promote reform and modernization of higher education in Kazakhstan and in Uzbekistan through the introduction of a quality assurance system for technology-enhanced learning, HEI management and governance.

Outcomes of participation: the project did not get through

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Reconstruction of International Departments through Academic Training and Evaluation (RATE)

In early 2018, the IAAR joined the consortium as a partner in the Erasmus+ project competition "Reconstruction of International Departments through Academic Training and Evaluation (RATE)". The coordinator of the project is the Kazakh National Agrarian University, Almaty (Kazakhstan).

The overall goal of the project is the recognition of partner universities in academic world.

Specific Project Objectives:

Improved of International Offices in Partner Universities

Increased Rating of Partner Universities)

 

Outcomes of participation: under consideration

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Project "Development of labor skills and promotion of jobs"

The IAAR jointly with GDSI Limited participates in the project "Reviewing best practices to develop a systematic approach to align the National Qualifications Framework with Professional and Higher Education Programs" (KZSJ-1.2/CS-01-CQS).

IAAR representatives as experts develop mechanisms for accreditation systems and agencies, operating in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, to ensure sustainability in implementation of the competence approach in the system of TVE and HE.

This project is carried out within the framework of the project "Development of labor skills and promotion of jobs", implemented by the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the technical and financial support from the World Bank.

The goal of the project is to improve the results in employment and labor skills of target beneficiaries and increase the relevance of training programs and learning in institutions of technical and vocational education and higher education institutions.

The project is implemented within the framework of the World Bank's Strategic Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, aiming to support economic diversification, skills development and jobs related reforms.
Link to the World Bank website with information about the project:

www.worldbank.org/projects/P150183?lang=en

Outcomes of participation: the project is being implemented

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Implementation of Education Quality Assurance System via Cooperation of University- Business- Government in HEIs (EDUQAS)

In 2017, the IAAR joined the consortium as a partner, which participates in the Erasmus+ projects competition "Implementation of Education Quality Assurance System via Cooperation of University- Business- Government in HEIs". The coordinator of the project is the University of Craiova, Romania (UNIVERSITATEA DIN CRAIOVA (Romania).

The aim of the project is to improve the quality assurance systems of education by developing effective internal quality standards leading to better job placement opportunities for students in partner countries’ universities. The internal quality control system will be based on an analysis of the needs and opportunities of Kazakhstan and Ukrainian universities, experiences and best practices of the quality system in the Bologna process.

Project activities:

  • motivation, trust, student responsibility, institutional leadership, individual employees
  • develop proposals for undergraduate and graduate programs with the involvement of all stakeholders
  • Bachelor's and Master's programs, the developed program should meet the objectives, including learning outcomes. The qualifying results of the program should be clearly defined
  • Improve the partner network of the university-business through cooperation with EU universities
  • Improve the quality of information
  • Develop a corporate quality assurance infrastructure based on online, mobile technologies.

Expected results:

  • Development of effective internal quality standards.
  • Improving self-assessment and quality assurance in the development of national quality assurance and development strategies for HEIs

 

Outcomes of participation: the project is being implemented

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Network for QA in Professional Higher Education (QAPHENET)

In the beginning of 2017 IAAR entered into consortium as a partner that participate in the project competition of program Erasmus+ «Network for QA in Professional Higher Education, QAPHENET». Coordinator of the project is the Universidad de Murcia, UMU (Spain).

The aim of the QAPHENET project is the creation of a network for development and implementation of instruments on quality assurance of higher education that will give the widen choice of learning pathway for students, at the same time create additional employment and fill gaps between the professional HEIs and industry.

Results of the participation: did not get through.

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Kazak Universities to Foster Quality Assurance Processes in Technology Enhanced Learning (KUTEL)

In the end of December, 2016 IAAR entered into consortium as a partner that participate in the project competition of program Erasmus+ «Kazak Universities to foster quality assurance processes in Technology Enhanced Learning, KUTEL». Coordinator of the project is the Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi, USGM (Italy).

Project proposal is the assistance to the reform and modernization of higher education in Kazakhstan through implementation of national quality assurance system for technology enhanced learning.

Results of the participation: did not get through.

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Integrate (high quality) Practical Experience in Higher Education (IPEE)

In 2016 IAAR participated in the project competition of program Erasmus+ «Integrate (high quality) Practical Experience in Higher Education, IPEE» as a partner. Coordinator of the project was the Tampere University of Technology, TUT (Finland).

The membership of the consortium had also included the Accreditation Agency Specialised in Accrediting Degree Programmes in Engineering (ASIIN e.V, Germany), the National Centre for Educational Quality Enhancement (NCEQE, Georgia).

Project proposal was the development of approach and set of tools to stimulate the continuous, structured cooperation between higher education, science and business for increasing the employment opportunities of graduates.

Mission of theproject was to improve the sustainable development of partner countries in the field of higher education, cooperation and mutual exchange of experience among stakeholdersfrom the higher education institutions, employers and representatives of profession from partner countries in Eastern Europe (Georgia), Central Asia (Kazakhstan) and EU (Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands), and also with the external organizations on quality assurance of higher education to establish the quality standarts.

Results of the participation: project did not pass

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U.S. Embassy Program Small Grants

On Mart 24, 2016 IAAR applied for U.S. Embassy Program Small Grants with the project «Reduction of social inequalities and recognition in Kazakhstan of the learning outcomes in international schools».

Project proposal is the reduction of social inequalities through assistance to the recognition of the learning outcomes in international schools active in Kazakhstan.

Expected results: international schools will be assisted to achieve social equity of the students; there will be established the dialogue platform to inform the general public about the activity of international schools; there will be assisted changes in regulatory legal acts on activity of international schools and recognition in Kazakhstan its learning outcomes; involvement of stakeholdersto assess and improve the accreditation standarts.

Results of the participation: project did not pass