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In response to the call of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Armenia to expand the opportunities for online education, as part of the holistic measures for coronavirus prevention, the AGBU Armenian Virtual College is launching the online Learning Zone. The goal of the program is to provide ongoing education during school closures. It runs in an entirely virtual environment and provides opportunities to learn and discover interesting topics about Armenian history and culture.
For the next 4 weeks, (March 26- April 23), The Learning Zone will offer daily topics covering the most interesting aspects of Armenian heritage, including Armenian culture, language, history, religion, architecture, cuisine, and chess. These daily topics are mostly derived from AVC’s interactive eBooks, multimedia courses and virtual tours, and are made available in seven languages: Eastern and Western Armenian, English, French, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. The Learning Zone also offers interactive daily Meet-Up sessions and other activities to create opportunities for virtual social communications among participants worldwide.
“I welcome AVC’s initiative in this in this time of transition for the education system. AVC has already proven that it deserves its established position in the field of online educational platforms, and this step is a serious advancement. This is a unique initiative, as it supports organizing online education for our compatriots in the Diaspora. In addition, it offers new opportunities for cultural education,” says Arayik Harutyunyan, Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Armenia.
“The AVC Learning Zone initiative is designed to turn each day into a journey of discovery and making friends while staying home. We are redeploying AVC’s unique capabilities to meet the immediate needs of our Armenian communities during this crisis. As always, we continue preparing our next regular quarterly term, the Spring Term, we plan this time to shift its start date earlier and offer it free of charge,” says AVC Founding President Dr. Yervant Zorian.
In addition to self-guided educational activities, the Learning Zone also offers online social events and virtual tours of historical sites and cultural attractions in Armenia and the Diaspora. AVC’s highly experienced online instructors will host the daily meet-up sessions and guide and support the participants throughout the entire program. Interactions with the online instructors will help the participants to solidify their knowledge, while the innovative multimedia tools will make the learning process more interesting and fun.
The interactive Learning Zone Program is free and available at www.avc-agbu.org. It can also be accessed through AVC’s social media channels.
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