CREATING INTELLIGENT ELECTRONIC TEXTBOOKS IN KAZAKHSTAN
L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National university (KAZAKHSTAN)
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Appears in: EDULEARN14 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Conference name: 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 7-9 July, 2014
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:The paper intends to construct an ontological model and create a program generator enabling to automate the process of creating intelligent electronic textbooks by nonprofessional users.
With the development of changes in technology we can see its great impact on different aspects of our life including education sphere. As a result of government policy in Kazakhstan higher education institutions have optimized their structure, in particular by tightening the requirements for licensing educational activities in recent years. Since 2001 this number has decreased from 182 to 149 .
A significant growth both in the number of universities and students has led not only to positive changes but also caused adverse effects in the quality of education. A group of scientists from L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University is attempting to improve education system in Kazakhstan at universities through new technologies in the education area.
It is also necessary to develop distance learning, e-learning and collaborative programs together with foreign universities. Distance learning should be used as a global opportunity for worldwide communication and telecommunication. This technology in the field of knowledge is one of the most important factors which increase the possibility of getting access to many people and enables the population to get involved in the reform of education as a major institutional element of society.
They are creating e-learning systems for L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University. This university is a place for approbation of our research and to check obtained result. When scientists get necessary positive results, their project will have the same foundation for other universities.
This paper attempted to study students’ attitude to electronic textbook as part of e-learning system. The target of the given research is development and creation of ontological model of the subject sphere of IEET to support the commercialization of the scientific research results and improvement of the education quality in Kazakhstan, and also popularization of distance learning.
This work was supported in part by the Scientific-Research Institute "Artificial intelligence" By budget program 055 «Scientific and (or) scientific – technical activities» Subprogram 100 «Program special financing».
Keywords: e-learning, generator, intelligent electronic textbook, knowledge base.