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The world saw a tremendous increase in online lectures during lockdown and in no time it became a trend. Apparently, teaching and learning online is going to be a part of our lives forever. Here are a few tricks that I learned from over 100 hours of teaching online.
ITMO’s Career Services Center hosted an online meeting on how to present a project to investors and superiors. Two representatives of the company Digital Design, Vladimir Stekolschikov and Anastasia Krylova, shared their insights on the matter. They both work at a special department, the Design Bureau, which handles the development and promotion of new solutions inside the company. Read on to learn all about how best to present your idea, what to highlight in your presentation, and how to develop your hypothesis.
Quite surprisingly, 95% of people on Earth have stage fright. This is weird because from our school years, we gain experience with public speaking, starting from writing up answers on the whiteboard, to presenting our projects in front of the class, participating in conferences, defending theses, attending job interviews and so on. But the fear doesn’t go anywhere. At a webinar organized by ITMO’s Personal Development Center, business coach Tatyana Afanasieva spoke about the nature of stage fright, as well as shared life hacks on how to enjoy public presentations rather than fear them. We’ve written down the main ideas.
On October 26-27, 2018 the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University in Kaliningrad hosted a session of the Council on Competitiveness Enhancement of the 5-100 Russian Academic Excellence Project. Over the course of two days, participating universities of the Project reported on the results achieved so far and their future plans for development.
15 school children attended the first summer school organized by ITMO.KIDS, a technopark for children at ITMO University. Over the course of a week, they made presentations and learned the basics of 3D modeling, robotics, project management, and design. For many of them, this was the first time they tried their hand at soldering and working with high-precision equipment. Lectures and workshops were conducted by ITMO staff and students. The participants worked on three projects designed to facilitate human activities in various fields, from animal feeding and drawing to uranium mining. As the event came to an end, participants presented their projects to the jury.
Today representatives of ITMO University presented the university’s Road Map for the implementation of the 5-100 Russian Academic Excellence Project. 16 out of 21 universities that participate in the project have presented their Road Maps to the Council on Competitiveness Enhancement of Leading Russian Universities. The Council’s sessions will be held on October 27 to 28 at the Sverdlovsk Oblast Governor’s Residence in Yekaterinburg. Among the top-performing universities are HSE, ITMO University, MEPhI, MIPT, NSU, MISiS and Tomsk State University.
Universities from Switzerland, Greece, and Russia competed for the right to host the 20th International Sol-Gel Conference in 2019; ITMO University, whose scientists have recently received the prestigious Ulrich Award in the field of sol-gel technologies, has become the winner. In two years, the university will welcome over 800 young scientists from all over the world as part of the conference.
ITMO University has launched the ITMO.SHOW Presentations Cloud – a useful online tool that provides access to all of the presentations used by the university staff to present its programs and features. Presentations on ITMO’s five schools, introductory presentations for Russian and international audiences, roadmap presentations for Project 5-100’s International Council – all this and more can be found at ITMO.SHOW.