Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Distance Learning at Yerevan State University

Comprehensive distance learning program launched in Armenian Studies

YEREVAN-The Distance Learning Laboratory at Yerevan State University
(YSU) announced today the launch of pioneering
program of English-language courses, which can be taken by anyone
with access to a computer.

"For too long our language, culture, and history have been kept in
select universities of the world," said Dr. Artashes Khurshudyan,
director of the virtual program. "But now we must deliver to the demand
of the 21st century. Contemporary education itself must be democratized
and become as accessible as possible. This distance learning program
will also contribute to the dissemination of Armenian issues across
the world."

For years the Distance Learning Laboratory, which is housed in the
Department of Sociology, has been developing this program-which is
the University's first diaspora-oriented initiative. Now Armenians
everywhere are invited to take YSU-certified courses in the various
eras of Armenian History, Genocide, Comparative Genocide, and the
Armenian Diaspora. These have been developed by leading experts,
scholars, and professors from all over the world.

" is a virtual university in itself," Khurshudyan
added, "a virtual university where courses in Armenian Studies are
being taught 24 hours a day. At any moment anybody in the world can
walk into our university and begin or continue his education."