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  • Uniting the Expert Community and Best Practices: Results of the ITMO.Distant Project

    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.


  • Nearpod: Creating Interactive Classes for Students

    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. 


  • International Summer Schools You Can Apply for in June

    Each year, leading universities from all over the world arrange various schools for those who would like to make good use of their summer. We have already published a list of activities with approaching deadlines here. If you missed your chance, don’t worry – here is a list of the best schools still available for applying.


  • ITMO University’s Digital Volunteers: Who They Are and How They Transform Education Processes

    Nine ITMO University students have completed a four-day training course at 20.35 University to become certified digital volunteers. During the intensive course, the students familiarized themselves with online communication services (Zoom and Discord), discovered how to organize online learning, monitor university and school students’ progress, and learned to implement gamification of study subjects using ClassDojo and Mozilla Hubs. ITMO.NEWS contacted the newly qualified digital volunteers to find out about possible applications for this knowledge and skills and the development of digital volunteering in the country. 


  • Five Tips to Help You Stay Productive With Online Learning

    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.


  • Online vs Offline: How to Find Common Ground With Students as a Teacher

    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.


  • Stay at Home: Popular Science Lectures for the Self-Isolating

    While scientists from all over the world are working on a vaccine against coronavirus, and regular people are staying at home and avoiding mass gatherings, ITMO.NEWS have cobbled up a list of ten resources and announcements of online lectures on popular science. Though many universities and lecture halls have put offline events on hold, there are still plenty of opportunities to get a fix of interesting information from the world of science (and practice your Russian while at it)!


  • Best of Free Coursera Online Courses to Boost Your Knowledge This Winter

    Modern technologies provide you with plenty of opportunities for non-stop learning; be it during your daily commute, classes or your free time, you always have access to a sea of useful information on your specialization. With that in mind, ITMO.NEWS decided to provide some educational entertainment for the cold evenings ahead with exciting lectures by first-class academics from all over the world!


  • Free Online Courses to Help You Keep New Year’s Resolutions

    Every December we make New Year’s resolutions to help us get healthier, stronger and smarter in the coming year. Here is a rundown of the best free online courses from three different websites that will help you keep your resolutions and reach your goals.


  • ITMO University Lecturers on Benefits of Using Online Courses in Teaching

    Today’s educators are becoming more and more active in integrating online learning in the traditional educational process. Many of ITMO University’s lecturers are also authors of online courses on the Open Education learning platform and use them in their everyday teaching as a replacement to some in-class lectures or an expansion of the offline learning content. ITMO.NEWS met the innovators to talk about why online courses shouldn’t be seen as a threat to conventional education, how this learning format could change the teacher-student interaction, and what makes it so convenient.