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Electronic Resources for Education (UA0084)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Ukraine Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Education and Science State e-Government Agency

Support Institution(s): IT Ukraine association, other CSOs and international organizations (upon their consent)

Policy Areas

Access to Information, E-Government, Education, Open Data, Public Service Delivery

IRM Review

IRM Report: Ukraine Design Report 2018-2020

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Technology

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Providing school children, parents and educators with cutting-edge education electronic resources and services One of key components of systemic reform of secondary education stipulated by the Concept Note of State Policy on Reforming Secondary Education (New Ukrainian School) until 2029 as approved by the CMU Ordinance # 988 of 14.12.2016 aimed to establish a modern education environment, including e-environment that will prove necessary conditions, means and technologies for instruction. The Law of Ukraine “On Education” adopted in September 2017 provides for the right of everyone to access to e-textbooks and other multimedia training resources in line with the procedure established by law. It also entails that to provide this right, a central executive authority in the field of education and science should set up and maintain a specific information Internet resource where the free-of-charge e-textbooks or electronic versions of printed textbooks for all secondary education courses are fully uploaded. Actions Responsible Timeframe Partners Indicator 1. Launching the beta- Ministry of Education and 1 st quarter of 2019 IT Ukraine association, ToR developed, software produced, beta- 25 version of National Education Electronic Platform Science State e-Government Agency other CSOs and international organizations (upon their consent) version of the Platform launched 2. Ensuring the operation of the National Education Electronic Platform -//- Throughout 2019 -//- Adequate operation of all services of the National Education Electronic Platform and the use of the Platform by school children and educators is ensured Expected results of this activity are ensuring the use of cutting-edge ICT tools for everyone’s access to the public educational, research and information resources, including e-textbooks; developing and introducing new forms, methods and technologies of instruction.

IRM Midterm Status Summary

15. Introduce electronic resources for school education

Language of the commitment as it appears in the action plan: [132] Providing school children, parents and educators with cutting-edge education electronic resources and services

One of key components of systemic reform of secondary education stipulated by the Concept Note of State Policy on Reforming Secondary Education (New Ukrainian School) until 2029 as approved by the CMU Ordinance # 988 of 14.12.2016 aimed to establish a modern education environment, including e-environment that will prove necessary conditions, means and technologies for instruction.

The Law of Ukraine “On Education” adopted in September 2017 provides for the right of everyone to access to e-textbooks and other multimedia training resources in line with the procedure established by law. It also entails that to provide this right, a central executive authority in the field of education and science should set up and maintain a specific information Internet resource where the free-of-charge e-textbooks or electronic versions of printed textbooks for all secondary education courses are fully uploaded.

Milestones:

  1. Launching the beta-version of National Education Electronic Platform
  2. Ensuring the operation of the National Education Electronic Platform

Start Date: January 2019

End Date: December 2019

Context and objectives

Ukraine’s Law on Education guarantees all citizens the right to a high-quality and affordable education. [133] It also requires the government to create an online resource that provides full-text e-textbooks for all secondary education courses free of charge. However, this centralized e-resource is not yet available and is the focus of this commitment. To achieve this objective, the government plans to launch a National Education Electronic Platform (Platform). The related activities have specific indicators, which make the commitment verifiable. Due to the consequent availability of free online educational resources, this commitment relates to access to information and technology and innovation for education.

This commitment continues from progress made before this action plan. In 2018, the Ministry of Education and Science (MES) adopted a collaborative regulation for the Platform, held online consultations, [134] published a resulting report, and issued a revised version of the decree (#523). [135] The regulation outlined the legal and administrative foundations of the e-platform that this commitment will now create.

The government expects the Platform to use cutting-edge ICT tools to improve everyone’s access to public educational resources and facilitate new forms of instruction. [136] According to the MES official, the platform will facilitate digital competencies of students and teachers in Ukraine. [137] At the same time, various private Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) already exist. For example, EdEra [138] and Prometheus [139] both offer general courses in Ukrainian. In the opinion of a civil society expert of Prometheus, high-quality education content is already available abroad; state-run MOOC will not be able to compete for students and there is no demand for MOOCs by teachers. [140] It is questionable whether a public MOOC will be able to compete with private ones. Therefore, considering the available resources and the commitment aim, it has a minor potential.

Next steps

Taking into account the scope of this initiative, the existing competition, and the large amount of resources required, the IRM researcher recommends that MES focus on a particular model of the Platform to be implemented by the end of 2020. This could be a library of e-textbooks or a catalogue of best educational resources, both original Ukrainian and adapted international ones. In consultation with stakeholders, the MES should make sure to strike the right balance of value add beyond existing private solutions with the resources that would be necessary to do so.

[133] “The Law of Ukraine On Education #2145-VIII” (Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, 5 Sep. 2017), https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/2145-19.
[134] “MES Offers for Public Discussion the Draft Decree of CMU On the National Education Electronic Platform” (The Ministry of Education and Science, 26 Feb. 2018), https://mon.gov.ua/ua/news/mon-proponuye-dlya-gromadskogo-obgovorennya-proekt-postanovi-kmu-pro-nacionalnu-osvitnyu-elektronnu-platformu.
[135] “The Ministry of Education and Science. Decree on 22 May 2018 #523” (Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, 22 May 2018), https://zakon2.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/z0702-18.
[136] “The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. Decree on 18 December 2018 #1088-p” on The Government Portal, The Unified Web-portal of Executive Authorities of Ukraine (Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Secretariat, 18 Dec. 2018), https://www.kmu.gov.ua/storage/app/media/17-civik-2018/partnerstvo/plan_2018%20-%202020.pdf.
[137] Stanislav Horskyi (MES), email exchange with IRM researcher, 2 Mar. 2019.
[138] “Educational Era” (EdEra, accessed Dec. 2019), https://www.ed-era.com/.
[139] “The Best Online Courses in Ukraine and the World” (Prometheus, accessed Dec. 2019), https://prometheus.org.ua/.
[140] Ivan Prymachenko (Prometheus), interview by IRM researcher, 6 Mar 2019.

Commitments

  1. Infrastructure Data Portal

    UA0070, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  2. Open Standard for e-System

    UA0071, 2018, E-Government

  3. Ensuring Openness and Transparency of Selling Public Assets and Property

    UA0072, 2018, E-Government

  4. Transparency in Public Procurement (Prozorro)

    UA0073, 2018, Access to Information

  5. Awarenss Raising About Social and Economic Development

    UA0074, 2018, Aid

  6. e-Calls for Proposals to Support CSOs

    UA0075, 2018, Civic Space

  7. Beneficial Ownership Registry

    UA0076, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  8. Anti-Corruption Training

    UA0077, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  9. Publishing Environmental Information

    UA0078, 2018, E-Government

  10. Database of Natural Resources

    UA0079, 2018, Access to Information

  11. Interactive Map of Mines

    UA0080, 2018, E-Government

  12. Priority Electronic Services

    UA0081, 2018, Citizenship & Immigration

  13. Online Platform for Executive Bodies and CSOs

    UA0082, 2018, Civic Space

  14. EITI Online Data

    UA0083, 2018, Access to Information

  15. Electronic Resources for Education

    UA0084, 2018, Access to Information

  16. Online Verification of Education Certificates

    UA0085, 2018, E-Government

  17. Free Access to National Repository for Academic Texts

    UA0086, 2018, E-Government

  18. Administrative Service Decentrilisation and Improvement

    UA0057, 2016, Capacity Building

  19. United State Portal Extension; Electronic Government Information Services Unification; Modern Tools for Electronic Identification

    UA0058, 2016, Capacity Building

  20. System for Entities Performing Government Functions

    UA0059, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  21. Free Urban Planning Documentation

    UA0060, 2016, E-Government

  22. Beneficial Ownership Verification System

    UA0061, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  23. CoST Beneficial Ownership Standards

    UA0062, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  24. Transpartent Budget System

    UA0063, 2016,

  25. Starred commitment Open Public Procurement

    UA0064, 2016, Access to Information

  26. Starred commitment Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

    UA0065, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  27. Environmental Public Monitoring

    UA0066, 2016, Access to Information

  28. Community Policing System

    UA0067, 2016, Education

  29. Draft Law on Public Consultations

    UA0068, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  30. Development of E-Democracy.

    UA0069, 2016, E-petitions

  31. Improve Government Rules on CSO Involvement

    UA0031, 2014, E-Government

  32. Financing of Charities

    UA0032, 2014, Civic Space

  33. Not-For-Profit Status for CSOs

    UA0033, 2014, Civic Space

  34. Public Participation Law

    UA0034, 2014, E-Government

  35. Establishing Rules on Processing Official Information

    UA0035, 2014, Access to Information

  36. Access to Urban Planning Documents

    UA0036, 2014, E-Government

  37. Starred commitment Access to Communist-Era Archives

    UA0037, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  38. Starred commitment Draft Law on Open Data

    UA0038, 2014, Access to Information

  39. Starred commitment Supervisory Mechanism for the Right to Information

    UA0039, 2014, Access to Information

  40. Compliance with EITI

    UA0040, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  41. Monitoring of Infrastructure Projects

    UA0041, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  42. Adopt Regional Anti-Corruption Programmes

    UA0042, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  43. Corruption Risk Assessment Methodology

    UA0043, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  44. Starred commitment Asset Disclosure on a Single Web Portal

    UA0044, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  45. Law on Administrative Procedure

    UA0045, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  46. Law on Streamlining Payment of Administrative Fees

    UA0046, 2014, E-Government

  47. Administrative Services Portal

    UA0047, 2014, Access to Information

  48. Draft Law on Decentralisation of Administrative Services

    UA0048, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  49. Draft Law on Social Services

    UA0049, 2014, E-Government

  50. e-Government Laws

    UA0050, 2014, E-Government

  51. Electronic Readiness Assessment

    UA0051, 2014, E-Government

  52. Government Regulations on Open Data

    UA0052, 2014, Access to Information

  53. Electronic Democracy Development Roadmap

    UA0053, 2014, E-Government

  54. Open Budget Initiatives

    UA0054, 2014, Access to Information

  55. e-Petitions

    UA0055, 2014, Dispute Resolution & Legal Assistance

  56. e-Governance Training for Local Government

    UA0056, 2014, Capacity Building

  57. Laws on Public Participation

    UA0001, 2012, Civic Space

  58. Amendments to the Law on Community Associations

    UA0002, 2012, Civic Space

  59. Amendments to Resolutions on Collaboration with Civil Society

    UA0003, 2012, E-Government

  60. Training for Public Servants on Consultations

    UA0004, 2012, Capacity Building

  61. Harmonisation of Access to Information Laws

    UA0005, 2012, Access to Information

  62. By-Laws on Access to Information

    UA0006, 2012, Access to Information

  63. Guidelines for Classifying Data

    UA0007, 2012, Public Participation

  64. Public Information Recording Systems

    UA0008, 2012,

  65. Law on Public Broadcasting

    UA0009, 2012, Civic Space

  66. Public Access to Information in State Registers

    UA0010, 2012, E-Government

  67. Starred commitment Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

    UA0011, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  68. Law for Controlling Declarations of Public Servants

    UA0012, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  69. Public Declarations of Officials’ Assets

    UA0013, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  70. Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest

    UA0014, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  71. Updated Anti-Corruption Laws

    UA0015, 2012, E-Government

  72. Regional Anti-Corruption Programmes

    UA0016, 2012, E-Government

  73. Law on Competitive e-Government Procurement

    UA0017, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  74. Starred commitment Administrative Services Reforms

    UA0018, 2012, E-Government

  75. Electronic Access to Administrative Services

    UA0019, 2012, E-Government

  76. Governmental Web Portal of Administrative Services

    UA0020, 2012, E-Government

  77. Administrative Services in a Digital Format

    UA0021, 2012,

  78. Starred commitment Regional Administrative Service Centres

    UA0022, 2012, Public Service Delivery

  79. Programme for Promotion of e-Government

    UA0023, 2012, E-Government

  80. Electronic Collaboration Between Executive Agencies

    UA0024, 2012,

  81. Web-Based Petitions System

    UA0025, 2012, E-petitions

  82. One Stop Shop for e-Reporting

    UA0026, 2012, E-Government

  83. e-Region Pilot Project

    UA0027, 2012, E-Government

  84. Network of e-Government Practitioners

    UA0028, 2012, Public Participation

  85. Public Libraries as Bridges Towards e-Governance

    UA0029, 2012, E-Government

  86. e-Government Knowledge Management Portal

    UA0030, 2012,

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