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  • ITMO.Expert: Special Professional Development Program for Educators

    ITMO.Expert launched in 2018 as an innovative professional development program for the university’s lecturers. In essence, it’s an open platform, where educators can exchange their experiences, share the best practices, discuss topical issues, and support each other. Read on to learn more about the project and its prospects.


  • Turning Complex Into Simple: How To Visualize Data and Get Your Message Across

    Data visualization is a language, in which each interactive map and neat diagram stand for massive amounts of data that had to be processed, presented and explained in an accessible manner. That is what students learn to do at the scientific storytelling course offered within ITMO’s Master’s program in science communication. The course was developed by Aleksandr Bogachev, a specialist in data visualization, infographics, and data journalism, as well as the author of the book Graphics That Convince Everyone, who quit his career in medicine to work with data and charts. ITMO.NEWS talked to Aleksandr to learn more about why people develop passion for figures and how to become data fluent.


  • ITMO.EduStars Winner Andrey Balkanskii on Keeping up With the Trends as a Lecturer

    CGI cartoons are what inspired Andrey Balkanskii to study design. He enrolled at ITMO to dive into this field and after gaining professional experience, came to develop his projects at his alma mater. Andrey Balkanskii also teaches specialized courses focused on UX/UI design and last year he won the ITMO.EduStars award. Why are lecturers like coaches and how can they keep up with the ever-changing trends? Read on to find out. 


  • ITMO.EduStars Winner Antonina Fedorova: Public Speaking Can Change Our Reality

    This year, Antonina Fedorova, a practicing psychologist and soft skills lecturer, received an award for achievements in education. Read on to learn how the winner of the EduStars contest manages to build trust with her students, why professional deformation isn’t always a bad thing, and what makes a successful speech.


  • ITMO.EduStars Winner Alexander Mayatin on Combining IT and Education

    Last year, ITMO launched its own award for achievements in education, which was granted to lecturers who apply best practices in their work. ITMO.NEWS talked to Alexander Mayatin, winner of the ITMO.EduStars track of the contest and an associate professor at ITMO’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty, and asked how it feels to work at an IT university for someone with a PhD in pedagogy, why teaching is different at school and at uni, and what principles guide his own work. 


  • ITMO.Expert Project: Student- and Teacher-Centered Learning and New Opportunities

    On September 8, ITMO University hosted an official closing ceremony of the ITMO.Expert online course on technologies for personalized learning. During the ceremony, the final results were summed up and over 60 participants, including ITMO staff, mentors, and students, received their professional development certificates.


  • ITMO.EduLeaders Winners: Alexey Peregudin on His Student Life, Teaching Career, and Competition

    The third interview of the ITMO.EduLeaders Winners series stars Alexey Peregudin, an assistant at ITMO’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics, who shares more about how he got into teaching, why he doesn’t hide his student mischiefs, and what he’s planning next.


  • ITMO.EduLeaders Winners: Yulia Romanenko on Her Career Path, Soft Skills Course, and Competition

    ITMO.NEWS continues to share the stories of the ITMO.EduLeaders winners and presents Yulia Romanenko, a soft skills lecturer. In this interview, Yulia spoke about why she left a large retail company for the university, how she balances her family and work life, and why soft skills are essential for students of all specializations.


  • ITMO.EduLeaders Winners: Ekaterina Tyurikova on Her Career Path and Modern Teaching

    ITMO.NEWS presents a new series of publications about the winners of the ITMO.EduLeaders competition where they talk about themselves, their career paths, and the best practices. The first guest of the series is Ekaterina Tyurikova, a lecturer at ITMO’s Faculty of Energy and Ecotechnology, who spoke about her teaching style, attitude towards students, and gaming in education.


  • ITMO Associate Professor Anastasia Pavlova On Teaching, Social Media, and Participation in Women’s Competition

    Anastasia Pavlova, a lecturer at ITMO’s Faculty of Biotechnologies, was nominated for the Top Women 2020 award in Consulting, Education, and Business Training. The competition’s jury included Irina Khakamada, a public figure, Lyasan Utiasheva, the winner of the 2001 World Cup in rhythmic gymnastics, and Vlad Lisovets, a TV host. ITMO.NEWS met with Anastasia Pavlova to learn more about her reasons to join the competition, balancing careers in science and industry, as well as her thoughts on social media in education.