The world’s first online Armenian school, Armenian Virtual College (AVC) is an accredited distance learning program that aims to facilitate Armenian studies through new technologies.
AVC provides courses in Armenian language studies, and allows participating students to choose from seven languages of instruction: Western and Eastern Armenian, English, French, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. Courses are also offered in Armenian culture and history, with focuses on architecture, geography, fine arts, music, and a chess program developed in collaboration with the Armenian Chess Federation.
Launched in 2009, AVC classes are open to anyone who is interested in Armenian studies, delivering a virtual classroom to students who do not have access to traditional, face-to-face Armenian educational programs, while supplementing the curriculum of those who do. Lessons are tailored to each student’s individual needs – regardless of their age, country of residence or knowledge level – to ensure that all can benefit from this unique resource.
AVC is redefining the Armenian experience by introducing a new interactive multimedia e-Book series available just one click away on your smart phone, tablet or web browser. The reader-friendly series presents a wide variety of themes about Armenia: history, culture, tourism, and covers contemporary topics in economy, politics, popular culture, and more.
Its rich contents come to life through images and videos. Readers are able to assess their progress through optional quizzes, identify key events on timelines, and refer to the extensive glossary developed especially for this resource.
Available in seven languages, subscriptions to the e-Books are free of charge, and can be downloaded in a few seconds. The iBook version is available for iPads and iMac computers and the web browser version is available for PCs, Android tablets and smart phones.
On October 21, 2016, the AGBU Armenian Virtual College (AVC) officially partnered with My Armenia—a program funded by USAID and implemented by the Smithsonian Institution— to boost tourism and cultural preservation in the rural region of Vayots Dzor in Armenia. During the press conference, plans were announced to co-publish a multimedia e-book on the region as part of the AVC series.
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