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					              EdNet is Funded by the
United States Agency for International Development
                   First we were known as:
Central Asia Region Business & Economic Education Project (CARBEEP)
                                 then
          Central Asia Region Business Education (CARBizEd)
                                 then
   Resource Center for Business and Economics Education (RCBEE)
                                 then
   Resource Center for Economics and Business Education (RCEBE)
                                 then
  Resource Network for Economics and Business Education (RNEBE)
                              and now….
                      Education Network (EdNet)
 EdNet is a
Membership
Organization
  EdNet Members
• 112 in Kazakstan
• 46 in Kyrgyzstan
• 21 in Tajikistan
• 26 in Turkmenistan
• 55 in Uzbekistan
  260 TOTAL as of 8/31/02
            Who They Are:

           Who They Are:
            Administrator   Professor   Student
TOTAL           1,248        11,566     195,324
Economics       210          6,162      92,873
Business        150          5,404      102,541
  EdNet Objective:
     USAID
To Improve Higher Education
in Business and Economics in
        Central Asia
     EdNet Vision:
A Creative Learning and
Understanding Environment
for Central Asia and…….
       EdNet Mission:
Connect students, professors, and
administrators for local, regional, and
global learning and understanding by
providing the infrastructure and related
programs to deliver the resources,
knowledge and outlets for the C.L.U.E.
    Regional Challenges
• Lack of Regional Connections & Cooperation
• Lack of Information Sharing
• Inadequate Technology & Internet Access
• Lack of Experience and Exposure to Best Practices,
  Materials and Resources
• Corruption in Education and the Economy
• Ethnic and Political Conflicts
• Gender Bias
     Strategies for Success:
• Think of ourselves as a Start-Up Business –
  Take Action for Sustainability.
• Deliver Services Needed by Professors,
  Administrators and Students.
• Get High-Involvement from our Members
  through High-Impact programs.
              Objectives:
1. Create a system of education and training
   for professors that will improve their skills
   and knowledge for effective teaching.
2. Create a system of consulting and training
   for administrators that will improve their
   capacity to implement best practices in
   management.
EdNet Academies
                        EdNet Academies
EdNet project is now analogous to a School of Business & Economics
   –    Academic Programs – Similar to a Degree program
   –    Continuing Education – Professional Development
       •   Seminars, Workshops, Training
   –    Scholarly Works
       •   Case Writing, Economics and Business Research
   –    Scholarly Activities
       •   Conferences, Study Tours, Residencies
   –    Administrative Support
       •   Business, Operations, Logistics, Development, ICT,
           Communications, Admissions, Alumni and Career Centers
           EdNet Academy
• Two Programs of Graduate-level Training:
  – Economics
  – Business Administration
• 500 Professors to Start Training by 2003
            EdNet Academy
• VIP program
  – Seminars for professors, administrators & students
  – Courses for students
  – Create online versions of Academy courses & training
• Research & Case Writing
  – Economics Research Competitions
  – Case Writing Competitions
              Objectives:
3. Create a complex of events that bring
   students, professors, administrators and
   community together to foster and support
   the CLUE.
4. Encourage students, professors,
   administrators and the community to reassert
   academic integrity and quality of education.
                        Events:
•   Seminars, training programs and workshops for
    Professors, Administrators and Students.
•   Conferences and follow-on curriculum development
    activities:
      •   Business Ethics and Anti-Corruption – March 2002
      •   Economic Impacts of Gender Bias – November 2002
      •   Economics of Conflict – May 2003
•   Student Paper and Research Competitions
             Involvement:
•   EdNet Board of Directors – One student and
    one professor or administrator from each
    country to begin to run the program.
•   EdNet Boards of Advisors in each country:
    involving students, professors, administrators
    and community groups.
             Objectives:

5. Create a viable learning network using the
   “best available” technology and methods
   and, where these are lacking - find
   resources to create them.
EdNet Internet Infrastructure Efforts:
1.   NATO-funded Research and Education Network Associations
     •   KazRENA created by EdNet for Kazakstan
     •   Work with all NRENs in CAR, Caucasus, and ??
2.   Ferghana Valley Initiative – KG, TJ and UZ – 8 cities
3.   Use Soros, IREX and ACCELS Internet Access Centers
4.   IREX Mutual Mirroring
5.   Links to library, NGO and Primary/Secondary Schools
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        EdNet
Distance Learning Network

        Ken Udas
        Director
The DLN will become a sustainable network of
  distance learning providers and consumers
           throughout Central Asia.

The DLN will be a consortium of EdNet member institutions who:
  - Share Resources
  - Produce High-Quality e-Learning Courses
  - Develop an e-Learning Market in the Region
  - Participate in the Global e-Learning Marketplace.
                      The DLN will:
• Set the Standards for Distance Learning in CAR (SCORM)
• Create a Sustainable Learning Management System of HW/SW
• Train its Member’s Staff in Course Creation & Administration
• Work with its members to create courses in ANY subject
• Create up to 22 Online Courses by the EdNet VIPs
• Create 10+ training classes in skills & behaviors by EdNet staff
               The DLN Members will:
• Sign a Commitment to Support the DLN financially
• Participate Actively in the Governance of the DLN
• Develop and Contribute Courses that meet Standards
• Agree to Accept & Apply Credits earned by DL means
                    The DLN Members:
• Were Determined by a Rigorous Assessment.
    - 66 Universities in 22 Cities in 5 Countries – 9 Selected
• Will meet on November 19th - 21st in Almaty to:
    - Complete the Governance Plan
    - Complete a Business Plan
    - Complete an Action Plan to Guide Post-Conference Actions
    - Sign their commitment to the DLN organization
              Objectives:

6. Create an information sharing utility to
   serve the regional and international
   market.
 EdNet Internet Education Services:
• WWW.CAREER.KZ, .KG, .UZ, .TJ, and .TM Websites
• Courses and Seminars to Train Professors in the Use of Internet
       and Other Computer-based Learning Methods.
              Objectives:

7. Do all of this while creating the means to
   support the total program.
Global Foundation for
Education Development
      (GFED)
$$ GFED $$ >>>>>>>EdNet

				
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