Cambodian Government & UNESCO Open First Distance Learning Center for Mobile Learning Basic Education Equivalency Programme (BEEP)

The Basic Education Equivalency Programme (BEEP) is a joint initiative of UNESCO with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) and the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MoLVT). The programme aims to provide flexible alternative education to out-of-school youth to complete lower secondary/ basic education, equivalent to grade 9. The mobile learning initiative enables Cambodian youth to pursue their educational interest while continuing professional activities.

The 11 e-learning courses developed by the Institute of Technology of Cambodia and available online through Moodle, will be piloted in 10 centers across Cambodia. Students will be given free internet access to the e-learning courses and can take courses of their interest and need at their own pace. Recognising the need for flexible learning environments, UNESCO is working with World Education’s EdTech Center to take advantage of the Moodle platform and extend access to the courses through the recently released Moodle Mobile App in Khmer.

Martin Dougiamas, Moodle Founder and CEO, said “The BEEP initiative is a solid development programme that is 100% aligned with our goals as an OpenEdTech project and we are very happy to be a part of the team making it happen.  I’m very proud that Moodle and our open source products can empower educators to help Cambodian youth via a locally-controlled platform, thus enabling those youth to take a more active part in the future of Cambodia and the world.”

UNESCO launched the opening of the First Learning Center of Basic Education Equivalency Programme (BEEP) on Sunday 17th February 2019 at Conference Hall, Building A, Institute of Technology of Cambodia.

For further information on the BEEP Project or launch event, please contact:
Mr. Kimlay Leav, BEEP Project Officer, UNESCO, [email protected]

 

About Moodle

Founded in Perth, Western Australia, Moodle produces an open source learning platform with over 100,000 registered sites including more than 140 million users worldwide. In pursuit of their mission of “empowering educators to improve our world”, Moodle’s software gives educators and learners powerful, flexible software tools for online learning and collaboration.

Moodle software is used as a key part of operations for: schools and universities such as the UK Open University, University of Barcelona, Monash University, Columbia University, Shanghai International University and Mumbai University; corporate users such Mazda, Allianz, Vodafone and Coca-Cola, as well as other organisations such as the United Nations, World Vision International and the US Armed Forces.

Moodle’s open source project and development is supported by its global community of users and network of certified Moodle Partners, who offer a range of tailored Moodle services and support.

For information on Moodle and wider organisation initiatives, visit https://moodle.com

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