ABOUT EXPERIENCE OF REALIZATION OF DISTANCE EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES ON THE EXAMPLE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY IN THE CONDITIONS OF QUARANTINE4/10/2020
Teachers of the biotechnology department of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University began online streaming training in quarantine, with the dissemination of experience in conducting laboratory classes in the disciplines of educational programs in the field of natural sciences for all universities in Kazakhstan.
The Department of Biotechnology switched to online training painlessly, as well as without changes in the teaching staff schedule, since the Univer, Moodle, and eDX platforms with MOOC content already available at the university served as a kind of basis for colleagues to conduct distance learning.
All classes today are held in Kazakh, English and Russian in the usual mode, as teachers were able to re-adapt the contents of lectures, laboratory classes, and CDS in a short time, while demonstrating their high IT competence.
In the conditions of streaming, the educational process is implemented using various platforms, such as Zoom, Microsoft teams, Google meet. In addition, teachers of the Department of Biotechnology conduct classes not only in a form of streaming, but also our colleagues conduct chat classes, educational games, interactive training using Kahoot, interactive cases using animated infographics, etc.
In addition, the demand for MOOCs has increased to date. So at the MOOC "Biotechnology basics" 239 students were trained. In the near future we plan to record a number of video lessons for the next academic year for the eDX platform in the areas of microbiology, biochemistry and environmental biotechnology. Content for these video tutorials is currently being developed by our teachers. Faculty colleagues record lectures for the Coursera platform in the field of molecular biology; for the eDX platform in the areas of biophysics and zoology, which allows to successfully use these tools in the educational process.
Head of the Biotechnology Department Kistaubaeva A.S.