Education minister: Distance education to gradually replace correspondence one (UPDATE)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 23 / Trend M.Aliyev /
Correspondence education will not be removed from Azerbaijani educational institutions.
"Today, I can say that correspondence education will not be eliminated in the country's educational institutions," Education Minister Misir Mardanov told journalists on Thursday.
However, the number of students studying in correspondence courses at universities will gradually reduce, and correspondence courses will be replaced by distant courses, he said.
The concept of distance learning is promoted by many governments thanks to the growing number of Internet users, and the improving quality of educational e-resources..
The United States has developed a complete network of educational portals, allowing access to a large number of both paid and free educational resources.
The UK attaches great importance to the formation of the country's image as an international center of innovative projects in education.
EU leaders also noted the strategic importance of e-learning programs at the European Council's summit in Lisbon in 2000.
Correspondence education is carried out in secondary schools and tertiary institutions in Azerbaijan in accordance with the Education Act.