The regional center for online education will start working in Noviy Urengoy on the 11th of November on the basis of the town gymnasium school. Courses in physics and mechanics and a new discipline “Individual project” have already been developed. There is no educational and methodical support for this school subject yet. Pedagogues are preparing the course that will be the support not only for teachers of the region, but also, perhaps, of the whole country. Pupils of the 10th-11th forms study the new subject. The aim is to form research project way of thinking, as a result — to develop an application project with a transferable product.
According to the head teacher of the gymnasium school Ekaterina Kashnikova, it is important to be on trend. “Online education has already come to higher education institutions, and school teachers also need to develop competences, to improve methods. Preparing an online course and developing a curriculum are not the same things. Development of scenario, timing, addition with video effects — teachers will have to master it. Over time the share of online in the structure of spent time will only increase. Use of electronic platforms solves the problem of access to qualitative education”, she says.
In December 2018 the gymnasium school was recognized as the Regional innovative platform in the sphere of online education. During one year they managed to do a lot: 24 pedagogues raised the level of their qualification at the West Siberian Federal center for online education, and the first courses were recorded there. Last April the school received the grant from the municipality in the amount of 1 million rubles for implementation of the project. With this money they designed, built the studio, provided necessary equipment and created the media platform. On the 11th of November the studio will start working. A video editing employee was hired. Furthermore there are ambitious plans: the task is to saturate the platform with products for study. Testing is planned for the first half of 2020 – pupils of the gymnasium school will test how the media platform works. Full implementation of the idea will be started since the 1st of September, 2020. Some school subjects will be fully transferred into online format. Teachers of Yamal are being involved into work; in the future the marketplace will be available to educational organizations of the region. The head teacher of the school hopes that content of Yamal will be able to compete with content by colleagues at the federal level.
The project is being implemented within the national project “Education”, which is designed for 2019-2024. The national project is called to ensure global competitiveness of Russian education, as well as Russia’s entry into the top 10 countries on quality of general education.
The Institute of education of the Higher School of Economics together with “Yandex” completed the first experiment in Russia on assessment of influence of online technologies on educational achievement. The researchers have made the conclusion that performance of electronic tasks has a positive effect on educational results. New technologies can bring special benefit to lagging pupils: exactly they have the biggest growth in results.