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During a recent discussion organized by ITMO’s Department of Academic Affairs, members of teaching staff discussed how the university and its departments handled the spring semester’s distance learning format and highlighted its drawbacks and advantages.
In this article, we’ll tell you all about the results of the ITMO.Distant project, the best distance learning practices, and how the service supported lecturers during the transition to the distance learning mode.
Public Council of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education Discusses a Report on Higher Education During the Pandemic
The report, titled “Lessons of the Stress Test”, was drawn up by the heads of Russia’s leading universities. The authors spoke about the challenges higher education institutions faced due to the spread of COVID-19.
Learn about technologies for active online lectures: more on how to use the Nearpod platform and get an unlimited plan in this article by ITMO.NEWS.
ITMO University students have now spent more than a month as online learners. In these new circumstances, it's important not only to adjust to a new schedule, but to remain physically active, as well. How do you do that and remain productive while staying home? ITMO.NEWS and the Student Services Office answer these questions in this new illustrated series. These tips are sure to come in handy in the future, too; after all, experts are saying that online classes and digital solutions are only going to become more prevalent.
How do you capture the students’ attention in a Zoom class? How do you collect useful feedback? And what’s the best way to deal with conflicts? A webinar titled “Issues in Teacher-Student Communication Online and Offline” recently took place as part of the ITMO.Expert professional development program. Vera Shavrina, a psychologist at ITMO University’s Center for Inclusive Education, explained how to establish communication with students during online classes, maintain their interest in the subject, and successfully handle any emerging conflicts.
Sofiia Zarubenko is a PhD student at two universities: World Maritime University, Sweden (responsible for academic curriculum) and Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, UK (responsible for administering the learning process). The study process is based on distance learning, except for the exams that should be taken in London. However, this year, the Academy’s students from all over the world had to find a way to take the exam despite the quarantine. ITMO University helped Sofiia to solve this problem by organizing an exam for the foreign university.
The pandemic has forced millions of people to transition to studying and working from home – and for some, this transition hasn’t gone smoothly. If this is your case, heed this advice from Marina Kotlyarova, a psychologist and member of the International Coaches Union, International Coach & Trainer Association, and the Association for Career Consulting and Support.
As a means of preventing the spread of the coronavirus infection, the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education has recommended all higher educational institutions in Russia to switch to distance learning. An associated decree was signed on Saturday, March 14 by Valery Falkov, the Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation. Starting on March 16 and until the end of the academic year – or until the stabilization of epidemiological conditions – ITMO University will conduct its educational activities online. To that end, the university will employ a full range of educational technologies for online and distance learning. If needed, students will be provided with individual curricula.
This year, the Potanin Foundation’s grant competition for Master’s-level educators has received 881 applications from 72 Russian universities. 100 participants of the competition will receive grants of up to 500,000 rubles. Of 28 applications submitted by ITMO University staff, three have been named among the winners. What are these projects? Learn below.