70 Diaspora-Armenian teachers from 16 countries of the world, who were visiting Armenia within the framework of the Diaspora-Armenian Teachers Training Program organized by the RA Education and Science Ministry and the Yerevan State Pedagogical University visited the Armenian Virtual College on July 19, got acquainted with its activities and courses, with the results and achievements of the first year of the university’s operation and the possibilities of putting it into practice in the Armenian schools of their respective Diasporan communities.

AGBU Armenian Representation Director Ashot Ghazar-ian briefly introduced the history and the idea behind the virtual college, while Dr. Hasmik Khalapyan, Academic Director of the AVC, spoke about the AVC courses, educational methods, privileges of distance learning and the possibilities of applying the AVC at the Armenian schools of the Diaspora.

To make the AVC activities more comprehensive and descriptive for the guests the AVC online instructors organized a brief demonstration of AVC courses. As representatives of different Armenian schools of different Armenian communities the teachers present at the meeting were particularly interested in the hybrid method of education introduced by the AVC, during which the online instructor joins a traditional class and conducts the lesson together with their teacher. Varduhi Piliposian-Garakizlian, a teacher from the Ohannesian School of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), who was also present at the meeting thanked the AVC and the AGBU and personally testified to the effectiveness of the hybrid education method used in her school.

In the end of the meeting Ashot Ghazarian and Hasmik Khalapyan answered the questions raised by the teachers.

AVC is the first Armenian online university. It aims to make Armenian education available to everyone and everywhere through modern technologies.

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