Kazakhstan’s publishing houses actively embrace digital solutions within education sector

Digital solutions are being introduced into the education system in Kazakhstan. Kazakh publishers actively cooperate with IT specialists and digitize schoolbooks and other learning materials to facilitate the educational process. The result of this collaboration is the Ekitap.kz project. The unique educational digital platform is a completely domestic product developed by one of the country’s most popular publishing houses. With over 100,000 registered users to date, it allows students to receive online education while enhancing their digital literacy. Also, video and audio materials are available on the online platform in Kazakh and Russian to improve knowledge of school subjects.

“We’ve been in the market for over 20 years now. In view of recent trends and in connection with the instructions given by Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, we have also digitized all the textbooks with our colleagues. All this material is efficiently used in the educational process, and we receive good feedback. The material is provided in an easy interactive form, which is convenient. This enables school students to receive all the necessary knowledge. Along with this, we will definitely have all our paper textbooks,” said publishing house CEO Didara Alina.

Special attention is paid to quality children’s literature by domestic authors. For young readers, the large Kazakh publishing house prints books with QR codes, such as the encyclopedia entitled “Abai”, enabling them to download and listen to audio stories and fairy tales.

The publishing house makes more than 40 different product items now, including school textbooks, methodological aids for teachers, and educational literature.