The BRDO Office together with the Institute of Educational Content Modernization developed a draft regulation on electronic textbooks. Educational content producers and representatives of teachers’, parents’ and scientific communities participated in the drafting.
“Throughout the world, governments stimulate innovations, creating simple and stable rules and guaranteeing fair competition. The Ministry should apply the best practices and ensure effective regulation of innovation activities in education for the wide involvement of leading technologies in Ukrainian schools,” Oleksandr Shelest, the BRDO expert and co-author of the regulation on electronic textbooks, says.
“Electronic textbooks are a new technology that can significantly enrich the pedagogical process. To get new technologies, we should give a boost to this market,” Oleh Spirin, the head of the Institute of Educational Content Modernization said.
The new regulation is aimed at increasing quality standards for educational content producers, while reducing administrative barriers to enter the market and increasing the transparency in the use of budget funds. We invite everyone interested to participate in the public discussion of the draft regulation on electronic textbooks.
The next stage is the development of procedures to examine and select e-textbooks as well as mechanisms of state financing. The work is carried out as part of the Concept of the National Educational Electronic Platform.