Within the framework of the concept of digitalization of many spheres of social life, students of the Oguzkhan University of Engineering and Technology presented several projects of educational applications designed to help students in schools and universities to comprehend various sciences.
The relevance of projects is that developers know exactly what is needed for successful mastering of a particular subject and embed it in applications adapted for any platform: Android, iOS, Windows, Linux, etc.
For example, a 4th year student, Bahtiyar Saparov, presented a self-help tutorial in chemistry. It integrates the periodic table with a reference to each element of the history of its discovery, various characteristics and other information.
The author also included in the program a dictionary of chemical terms and divided the elements into groups for convenience. Now he is considering the possibility of adding various thematic lessons and exercises on them to the program. According to him, it will be useful for schoolchildren and first-year students studying chemistry to have at hand a program in which all the necessary information has already been gathered.
Shageldy Aliyev, Didar Oraznepesov and Hangeldy Jepbarov presented their applications for the study of Japanese, which is taught in ETU along with English. Young programmers noted that there was not yet a student to whom the Japanese language would have been given at once – original writing, a different grammatical structure, etc., cause students find certain difficulties at the initial level of instruction.
Therefore, for easier mastering of basic concepts, numbers, and situational vocabulary, students developed their own projects, including reference information about Japan, Turkmen-Japanese relations, a Japanese primer with transcriptions and audio pronunciations, a list of numbers with names and translations, a full dictionary, a phrase book with audio accompaniment.
After studying each section of the application, the user is asked to take a test to check the mastering of the material.
ETU students note that they can develop an application for studying any subject:
– Now there are a lot of self-learning applications in English, German, Spanish and Russian. We want to introduce such tutorials in Turkmen to the market so that compatriots can learn foreign languages directly. This work is very relevant, as knowledge of only one language is not enough to achieve success in any field.
The validity of this statement of students ETU, like students from other universities of the country, is confirmed by their own experience. Studying two, three, and sometimes more languages, they can communicate with people of different cultures, comprehend their traditions, customs, and philosophy, become familiar with their heritage and share theirs.
Knowledge of several languages helps them in their professional field. For example, ETU students can find on the Internet study guides that exist only in Japanese and have not yet been translated into other languages. Or easily agree on the implementation of your startup with foreign partners in English, Russian and Turkish.
For the dissemination of e-learning methods among the younger and already adult generations of Turkmen citizens, learning applications are being created. Perhaps, in the schools of Turkmenistan, teachers will soon use them as an additional educational platform, from which, in addition to the basic school curriculum, their students will be able to learn new knowledge and expand their horizons.