Second Eurasian Forum on Quality Assurance in Education “Transformation through Digitalization: Universities and Quality Assurance”

The Second Eurasian Forum on Quality Assurance in Education was held on September 16, 2019 in Nur-Sultan, organized by the Independent Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (IQAA) and the Bureau of Continuing Professional Development (BCPD). The main goal of this forum is to organize discussions during which the academic community can share its views and experience on the process of teaching and mastering material in the era of digitalization of education.

The forum opened and made a welcoming speech Kulekeev Zhaksybek Abdrakhmetovich Doctor of Economics, Professor, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of IQAA; Advisor to the General Director of the Kazakh Institute of Oil and Gas.

An interesting presentation was made by Mr. Karl Dietrich, President of the European Register of Higher Education Quality Assurance Agencies (EQAR), Professor. Mr. Dietrich made a presentation on the topic: “Quality, Quality Assurance and Collaboration in the Digital Age”, in which he clearly demonstrated the relevance and wide range of difficulties in digitalizing education.

The second speaker in this forum was Iskakov Rinat Maratovich, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Associate Professor, Provost for Academic Affairs at Satbayev University. He made a report on the topic: "The competitiveness of the university in the context of digitalization of education." In his speech, all the positive and negative aspects of digital education and statistics of universities using digital technologies in their work were demonstrated.

The next speaker was Kalanova Sholpan Murtazovna, doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, President of IQAA. She presented a retrospective of education from 1900 to the present, which clearly demonstrates the development of digital technologies and their impact on the younger generation, the use of these technologies in education as a resource of influence; statistics on the impact of the Internet on learning. Statements of famous programmers and founders of social networks were voiced, which tell us about the need for digital integration.

In conclusion, the experiences of many other teachers, professors and programmers were presented to a wide audience of colleagues, who conducted a large number of statistical studies and generated analytical conclusions about the assimilation of information and perception measures, the use of the Internet and other digital resources for training, including the interval methodology training, new sectors of employment, a new concept in the field of pedagogy as “digital modernism”, individual learning paths and finally artificial intelligence Use in education. And of course, how to spend time in gadgets and smartphones to good use?!