AGBU Armenian Virtual College Partners with Smithsonian Institution and USAID to Publish Multimedia E-Book on Vayots Dzor

On October 21, the AGBU Armenian Virtual College (AVC) officially partnered with My Armenia—a program funded by USAID and implemented by the Smithsonian Institution— to boost tourism and cultural preservation in the rural region of Vayots Dzor in Armenia. During the press conference, plans were announced to co-publish a multimedia e-book on ...

AVC Online Chess Program Presented at Two International Conferences

For AVC, 2016 was marked with the participation in two international chess conferences: the conference of “Theoretical and Practical Issues of Chess Education in Schools” in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia, and the Education Chess Conference (ECU) in Batumi, Georgia.
The international conference entitled “Theoretical and Practical Issues of Chess Education in Schools,” ...

The Armenian Virtual College e-Publishes AGBU’s One Hundred Years of History

On December 2, 2016 within the frames of AGBU’s 110th Anniversary Celebration Week the AGBU Armenian Virtual College (AVC) officially presented the newest addition to its AVC Multimedia eBooks Series, e-Book#3 entitled The Armenian General Benevolent Union: One Hundred Years of History available in two volumes.
The original copy of The Armenian General Benevolent Union ...


New Prospects of Collaboration with the AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School, Canoga Park, USA

The visit and presentation of AVC’s Academic Director Dr. Hasmik Khalapyan to the AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School in Canoga Park, USA extended the prospects of collaboration with the school, which has been one of the dedicated users of AVC’s Hybrid Education Program for years.
On January 11, 2017, Dr. Hasmik Khalapyan paid a visit to the partner school to specifically illustrate AVC’s Hybrid Education Model to the high school ...

AVC Participates at the Conference Armenian Diaspora of the Russian Federation

From October 13 to 14, the AVC team participated during the two-day international conference entitled “Armenian Diaspora of the Russian Federation,” organized by Yerevan State University in conjunction with the Chair of Diaspora of the Faculty of History and the Department of Armenian Communities for the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Among the many attending organizations and individuals, AVC was also there to discuss the picture of the current situation in the Armenian Diaspora in Russia, the unique characteristic ...

Fall Term 2016 Enriched with a New Social Event

The academic term of Fall 2016 at AVC was closed recording a new social event, Cultural Tour and Master Class with AVC.
he new social event was a cultural tour to Machanents, an ethnographic museum and guesthouse situated in Echmiadsin. Here, visitors could see samples of Armenian arts and crafts, as well as follow and participate in different workshops and master classes of Armenian pottery/clay art ...

Exploring Yerevan e-Book Showcased at Welcome to Armenia 2016 Tourism Forum

On October 28, 2016, AVC presented its interactive eBook, Exploring Yerevan, at the Welcome to Armenia 2016 Tourism Forum organized by Business Partners of Armenia (BPA) in partnership with AGBU Yerevan. The event, organized specifically for the tourism sector of Armenia, drew in many outstanding and newly-started tour operators and tourism-oriented organizations of the sphere.
During the event, the AVC team exhibited the Exploring Yerevan eBook to the audience with an emphasis ...

AVC Founder and President Meets Young Professionals of Brussels

On November 27, 2016, AVC Founder and President Dr. Yervant Zorian paid a visit to Brussels, Belgium and met with the AGBU Young Professionals of Brussels.
About 30 young professionals, along with Sarkis Petrosian, the chairman of the YP group, and Sevak Abelian, the Vice chair of YPs, were present during the informal and friendly evening. Dr. Zorian had open and sincere ...

In Enduring Support of Western Armenian

On November 26, 2016, AVC participated in the conference entitled “Western Armenian Language in Armenia: Challenges, Prospects,” organized by the Youth Council of the Aleppo NGO with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the RA and AGBU.
The conference, aimed at finding solutions for the preservation and development of the Western Armenian language in Armenia, had called upon many renowned linguists, Armenologists, and representatives of governmental ...

AVC Chess Course Presented to Chess Teachers of Both Kotayk and Yerevan Regions

AVC continues to expand its Online Chess Program, not only out of Armenia, but also in-country. In its efforts to introduce the program to the chess teachers of Armenia, AVC had two important meetings: the first was with the chess teachers of the Kotayk Region, and the second was with those of the Yerevan Region.
On November 12, 2016, the AVC team was hosted at the Chess School of Abovyan, Kotayk, to present its Online Chess Program to over 90 chess teachers ...

AVC eBooks Presented to Students of the Tourism Department in EREA and YSU

AVC’s innovative and user-friendly tourism products, such as the Multimedia eBook Series and specifically the Exploring Yerevan eGuide, continue to attract more and more tourism-oriented audiences. In November of 2016, two lectures were organized to introduce the AVC eBooks to the students of the Tourism Department of the European Regional Educational Academy of Armenia (EREA) and the Service and Sustainable Tourism Department of Yerevan State University (YSU) ...

Community Members of the AGBU Vahe Karapetyan Center Discover AVC

On October 24, 2016, the AVC concept and offerings were presented to the students at the AGBU Vahe Karapetyan Center in Yerevan, Armenia.
The AGBU Vahe Karapetyan Center’s community members, students and researchers from Armenia and abroad, who are enrolled in different universities of Armenia and participate in various types of activities ...

AVC’s New Local Expansion

AVC continues expanding its network of local schools. On September 30, 2016, the AVC team was hosted at Heratsi High School in Yerevan to present AVC’s Hybrid Program and the rest of the AVC offerings to the school’s students and staff.
AVC Hybrid Education Coordinator Arpine Tavakalyan gave a talk to over 40 high school students and teachers. During the talk, they understood more about how technology had transformed learning culture and learned about the new technological opportunities ...


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AGBU Armenian Virtual College (AVC) is the pioneering institution that aims to transform Armenian education through advanced e-learning technologies. Launched in 2009, AVC offers an accredited end-to-end e-learning solution, comprised of informative multimedia content and connection via a virtual and/or hybrid learning platform. The e-learning experience is enhanced by online instructors and virtual classrooms and e-chatrooms. AVC is available to anyone who is interested in acquiring knowledge about Armenian heritage and identity, and connecting with global Armenian e-learners around the world.