An experiment on the introduction of e-textbooks begins

27-03-2018

The Ministry of Education and Science published a draft Plan for the implementation of an experiment on the electronic textbook and electronic platform introduction. The document defines the scope of work, mechanisms and sequence of activities to introduce electronic textbooks and functional modules of the National Educational Electronic Platform in Ukraine.

Under the experiment, it is planned to study the use of prototype electronic textbooks in the educational process, launch new procedures for state examination, selection and financing of electronic textbooks, introduce the National Educational Electronic Platform as a pilot project first and then make it fully operational.

According to experimental results, a strategy for developing electronic textbooks and the electronic platform as well as a package of legal documents regulating the national market of electronic textbooks will be formed.

The draft implementation Plan for the experiment will be discussed with stakeholders of the process.

The Ministry of Education and Science will accept letters of interest from software developers, providers of technical solutions and content, commercial and non-profit companies, academic and research institutions that would like to participate in the development of the National Educational Electronic Platform by March 30.

In these letters, interested parties should submit their own proposals to create modules and content for the National Educational Electronic Platform in accordance with the draft implementation Plan for the experiment on the e-textbook and electronic platform introduction.

These proposals should contain a general description of the vision and approaches, areas of implementation, specific tasks and activities, implementation stages and timing, necessary resources and an indicative implementation budget. It is important to provide an empirical experience and case studies, which argue the need to apply a proposed approach.

The Ministry of Education and Science will consider the submitted proposals and provide the public with a detailed plan of further actions not later than April 6.

Please send your letters of interest and questions about the draft implementation Plan for the experiment at s.h.lytvynova@gmail.com.

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