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AGBU AVC PARTICIPATES IN EDUCATION FORUMS AND EXPOS

On September 19th, “Fruitful Armenia” 7th International Conference was held in Armenia Marriott Hotel with the participation of renowned scholars and experts of the fields of education and agriculture from more than 30 countries. As a leading representative of the Education sector, AGBU Armenian Virtual College was among the participants of the conference, attracting the attention of those present. Dr. Hasmik Khalapyan, Academic Director of the AVC, presented AGBU’s newest educational project, highlighting the role of the AVC for all Armenians and particularly those living in the Diaspora, for whom Armenian education, thanks to the AVC, has become available and accessible anytime and anywhere. On October 7-9th, AVC participated in the 7th Annual International Digitec Expo held at Karen Demirchian Sports and Concert Complex under the auspices of RA Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan. Over 150 companies presented their current and future programs, among them the AVC, which attracted many attendees, especially students. Digitec-Expo 2011 had more than 15,000 visitors. The 4th ArmTech Congress of Armenia’s high tech industry was held on October 10-11th, in Armenia Marriott Hotel. An opening address by RA Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan was followed by a session of several keynote speakers, including the ArmTech Co-chair, AGBU Central Board member and AGBU AVC Founder and President Dr. Yervant Zorian. On the second day of the Congress, several presentations about novel technology-based AGBU programs were made in a session entitled “the Role of Education in IT & High Tech Industries”, including “Online Learning Technologies for Armenian Education: AGBU Armenian Virtual College”, by Yervant Zorian; “A New Educational Strategy: the NUR project”, by Lena Baghdasaryan of AGBU Armenia; and “Project Armeniaca: Database Dedicated to the Armenian Monumental Heritage” by Raymond Kevorkian, Curator of AGBU Nubarian Library & Coordinator of Armeniaca Project.