ECOSF hosted a Virtual Session on Technology Enhanced Learning: Experience of the ECO Member Countries

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ECOSF in partnership with the E-learning Association of Iran (YADA) organized a virtual session on Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) during the 10th International Conference on e-Learning and e-Teaching (ICeLeT 2023) on March 1st, 2023. The conference was co-hosted by the University of Shiraz, Iran.

The virtual session aimed to provide a platform for experts from the ECO Member Countries to share their insights and experiences on the latest developments in TEL in their respective countries. The session also allowed policy makers, academicians, research scholars, and students to engage in dialogue and discussion on ideas related to the adoption of e-learning and the future of TEL in the ECO region. The virtual session was moderated by Engr. Khalil Raza, Programme Manager ECOSF.

The session commenced with a welcome note by Prof. Seyed Komail Tayebi, President of ECOSF, who shared his experiences of the UNITEL project. This was followed by Ms. Mona Aykul, Business Development and E-Learning Director at DAS Akademie, Turkey, who discussed the future of TEL in Turkey. She also discussed the latest developments in the country and potential strategies for further advancing e-learning.

Dr. Sohail Iqbal, Director of the Center for Education Research and Practice (CERP) at the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, presented on the use of ChatGPT for enhanced learning. Dr. Iqbal underlined that Chat GPT models have been used in various natural language processing applications and could potentially have remarkable applications in TEL. Dr. Amina Khamitova, Innovative Learning Officer at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan, shared her perspective on the future of innovative learning environments in universities in Kazakhstan.

Finally, Prof. Ali Akbar Safavi, Chairman of the E-Learning Association of Iran and Professor of Systems and Control Engineering and IT Expert at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Shiraz University, spoke about the technology-enhanced learning initiatives in Iran.

The session concluded with a Q&A session, allowing the audience to engage in a discussion with the speakers and share their thoughts and ideas. The virtual session was successful in providing a platform for knowledge sharing and dialogue on TEL among the ECO Member Countries.

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