e-Learning comments Turkmenistan

Biopolis – Sustainable Urban Development 2011

The material is so clear that I can easily understand the course. Thank you! Tylla Ovezova, Teacher of Music Theory, Turkmen State Musical College, Turkmenistan

Food, Agriculture and the Environment 2011-2013

I find this material highly informative, and essential. I have learned a great many things from the course, which helped me broaden my outlook, understand the importance of the topic, and, consequently, it will be of use to me in the future. I am sure to integrate the obtained knowledge into my studies and work. This year I expect to take part in the state student Olympiad in environmental science. Thanks to this course, I will be able to represent my institute with honour at the contest and, hopefully, take the lead. I consider the issues of quality and safety in agriculture and food production to be the most valuable aspect of the course. There is no other opportunity like this when I can find and learn so much information that has always interested me. As a future diplomat, I believe I will be able to incorporate the knowledge and experience gained into my own work. Maral Rahimova, Student, the Institute of International Relations, Turkmenistan

The material covered in the course helped me to understand and learn more about the environment and its connection with all levels of beings. For me it was important because my job is not related to the environment or its protection, but the course opened for me the world of nature and showed me how fragile it is. This course helped me to be a comprehensively developed person in the environmental field of study. The most valuable topic for me was nature protection. During my study, I had the idea for the climbing club “Agama” to hold some training sessions connecting alpinism to the protection of the environment and nature and to the steps which should be taken in this field. For example, alpinists can plant trees in the mountains in order to improve ecosystems and biodiversity. Olga Glushenkova, Program Officer, ICNL, Turkmenistan

I teach English to students of various ages and at times we come across some terms on agriculture and organic farming which I was not fully aware of before. Right now I can explain to my students a lot of terms and concepts I learnt in the course. The most valuable topics for me were organic farming and biotechnology. I appreciate all the time the professors spent on writing this course. Anna Grehova, English Teacher/Trainer of English Teachers, Turkmenistan

The material covered all aspects which are important and useful in a course on food, agriculture and the environment. The most valuable aspects of the course for me are water pollution and food quality. After studying this course, I understood how difficult your work can be if you do not know the main information about the subject. Thank you very much for this interesting course. Ovezova Tylla, Teacher of Music Theory, Turkmen Musical College, Turkmenistan

Green Salary 2010-2011

“Green Salary” and the other two courses I took are totally new fields for me, which I took out of curiosity and a desire to broaden my knowledge and interests. The information provided in the course, however, will help me to view and compare the agricultural policy of my country, Turkmenistan, and possibly, make suggestions on how to improve and make the agricultural policy more efficient. Oksana Yeshyorkina, MS Student, Turkmenistan

As I am working as a Program Coordinator of exchange programs between the EU, the USA and Turkmenistan, I deal with different areas: education, sciences and the environment. I am a member of Biocheshme too. It is a youth ecological movement. The material that has been provided is very helpful in making up presentations on new sustainable methods of using mineral resources in agriculture, and in creating round tables and models in agriculture. 63% of the population of Turkmenistan is unemployed. Creating green jobs will help reduce unemployment and improve the environmental situation in some regions and cities of Turkmenistan (sorting wastes, using raw materials, etc). Aleksey Grehov, Program Coordinator, American Council for International Education, Turkmenistan

The material covered is a great source of information with illustrations that promote critical thinking in respect to environmental issues. This information will be a great help in my senior thesis. In particular, I refer to environmental programs and creative initiatives carried out in various states that helped to preserve the environment. This is exactly what I was looking for. Tatyana Geldimammedova, Student, American University in Bulgaria, Turkmenistan

I am teaching English to various ages of students and I need to be aware of current environmental issues. Green salaries, green jobs and bio-tourism were the most valuable aspects of the course. I will certainly share my gained knowledge with my students. Thank you for the great course! Anna Grehova, English Teacher, Turkmenistan

Natural Resources 2010

As I am working as a Program Coordinator of exchange programs between the EU, the USA and Turkmenistan, I deal with different areas: education, sciences and the environment. I am a part of Biocheshme too which is a youth ecological movement. The material that has been provided is very helpful in preparing presentations on new sustainable methods of preserving, conserving and resolving problems regarding extracting and using mineral resources. Turkmenistan is in the fourth place in natural gas resources. Much of it is extracted and exported to other countries. Careful approaches and conservation are required for future generations. Maintenance of exploited spots should be taken into consideration. Aleksey Grehov, Program Coordinator, American Councils for Intl. Education, Turkmenistan

My thesis will focus on environmental issues, therefore the material covered was a great help in understanding the roots of the problems and mitigation measures of negative impacts on the environment. Tatyana Geldimammedova, Student, American University in Bulgaria, Turkmenistan

Sustainable Agriculture 2010

As I am working as a Program Coordinator of exchange programs between the EU, the USA and Turkmenistan, I deal with different areas: education, sciences and the environment. I am a part of Biocheshme too which is a youth ecological movement. The material that has been provided is very helpful in preparing presentations on new sustainable methods of preserving, conserving and resolving problems regarding extracting and using mineral resources. Turkmenistan is in the fourth place in natural gas resources. Much of it is extracted and exported to other countries. Careful approaches and conservation are required for future generations. Maintenance of exploited spots should be taken into consideration. Aleksey Grehov, Program Coordinator, American Councils for Intl. Education, Turkmenistan

My thesis will focus on environmental issues, therefore the material covered was a great help in understanding the roots of the problems and mitigation measures of negative impacts on the environment. Tatyana Geldimammedova, Student, American University in Bulgaria, Turkmenistan