On April 12, 2:021, the Department of Kazakh and Russian languages of the Al-Mashani Institute of Basic Education at Satbayev University held a Round Table meeting within the framework of the International Scientific and Practical Conference “Satbayev readings -2021” on the topic: “Distance Education: problems and prospects”.
The event was dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Independence of Kazakhstan (via Microsoft Teams) and the purpose of this event was to exchange experiences and discuss innovative solutions, ideas, potential of online education in the language sciences, possible forms of interaction between a teacher and a student in the era of digitalization.
A wide range of issues were discussed: teaching language sciences during the pandemic, problems and prospects of distance learning in various languages (Kazakh, Russian, Turkish, Tatar, Azerbaijan), the use of Internet technologies in language education. About 45 representatives in the field of linguistics and philology from Russia, Azerbaijan, Tatarstan, Turkey, Great Britain and Kazakhstan participated in the discussion of the topic.
Our guests and speakers at the meeting were: PhD. Professor Berezhnova E.V. (MGIMO, Russia), PhD. Professor Fatkhulova K.S. (Kazan Federal University, Tatarstan), PhD. Professor YusupovaA A.Sh. (Kazan Federal University, Tatarstan), PhD Associate Professor Mirzoev G.A. (Azerbaijan Technical University), PhD Honored Teacher Rzayeva G.D. (Azerbaijan technical University, Azerbaijan), PhD Master of the University of Nottingham Edilbay O.T. (Great Britain), PhD Professor Oraz Sapash (Istanbul University, Turkey), PhD Professor Utegenova B.M. (Kostanay Regional University named after A. Baitursynova, Kazakhstan), Assistant-Professor Bekenova R.B. (Satbayev University, Kazakhstan)
The participants of the Round Table discussion came to the conclusion that the current online form of education cannot be a completely autonomous system, but can only be an addition to the traditional system and can be successfully applied in certain types of educational activities. It should be remembered that “distance education will never replace a teacher, and no advanced technology will replace a person”.
All participants agreed that such meetings need to be held regularly in order to consolidate efforts in overcoming emerging problems at the international level.