On January 11, 2021, the Academy of the State Customs Committee held an online conference entitled "The experience on online education in Azerbaijani universities: challenges and prospects."
The conference was dedicated to the presentation of the report on the project implemented by the Customs Academy to study the problems and opportunities of the distance learning process in universities in Azerbaijan in a pandemic situation and to discuss the problems of distance learning.
The event was attended by representatives of the Milli Majlis, the Ministry of Education, the Public Council under the Ministry of Education, 25 higher education institutions in Azerbaijan, as well as the Turkish Council for Quality in Higher Education (YOKAK) and Cankaya University. Speaking about the project, the head of the Academy, Gulu Novruzov, mentioned that the study was conducted in connection with the transition of education system to online education in Azerbaijan, and the problems of distance learning in Azerbaijani universities in a pandemic. He said that the results of the project are based on research and analysis conducted on the basis of a survey of about 4,000 students studying in Azerbaijan.
The authors of the project - Araz Aslanli, Head of the Monitoring and Evaluation Department of the Customs Academy, Elza Samadova, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at Khazar University, and Konul Abasli, an education expert, gave detailed information to the participants on the project. They discussed the questions raised on the project and the results obtained in order to achieve its goal.
It was noted that the results of the study will be published in an international journal in the form of a scientific article.
At the event, education experts and university officials highlighted that this study is the first of its kind in Azerbaijani higher education institutions.
There was a wide exchange of views during the event. Some Proposals were also heard and questions were answered at the conference.
The event was widely covered by AZERTAC and other news portals: