The Armenian Virtual College presented its unique e-learning platform, multimedia e-books and innovative educational tools to the participants of the World Congress on IT (WCIT) held in Yerevan on October 7-9, 2019.
The Congress gathered more than 2,500 industry leaders, experts and high-level officials from 70 countries. It became a unique opportunity for the Armenian Government and tech companies to showcase the country’s achievements and potential for developing innovative technological solutions in different areas. AVC Founding President Yervant Zorian. Dr. Zorian was invited as a speaker to WCIT 2019.
AVC’s digital learning products were on display at The AGBU Armenia booth and also at the innovative education pavilion by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport (MoESCS). As a sponsor of WCIT 2019, AGBU introduced a range of digital products and programs promoting the Armenian language, history and culture.
The MoESCS pavilion featured Armenia’s most technologically advanced educational programs and institutions, such as the AUA, TUMO Center, and Armath Laboratories.
“Our goal is to [bring up] who are educated, creative and proactive citizens, and we encourage young people to be innovative”, Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport Arayik Harutyunyan noted.
“The Ministry prepared a very interesting presentation of several important programs, including AVC, each presenting its best technological achievements. We’re very thankful that the Armenian Government, and in particular the Ministry of Education, participated in this international technological forum to show Armenian’s important strengths,” Dr. Zorian said.
AVC’s booth attracted the keen attention of the visitors and media. In addition to the online courses and e-books already being used by thousands of students and readers worldwide, AVC demonstrated examples of its recent works in the field of STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). As mentioned by Dr. Zorian, “The lack of specialized teachers and laboratories in Armenia inspired us to create augmented reality laboratories as to give access to students all over the country."