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Online Education: The ‘New Normal’ and Its Pitfalls

Online Education: The ‘New Normal’ and Its Pitfalls
On the first day of the XI International Russian Higher Education Conference (RHEC), which was held online, representatives of universities and colleges discussed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Russia’s education system.

HSE’s Digital Transformation Achievements Presented at Yandex Conference

Alexey Chukarin at Yandex Scale 2020 conference
On September 23– 25, Yandex held the Yandex Scale 2020 conference on new digital products and services. The conference included practical sessions on machine learning, data processing, analysis and other topics, as well as cases of the company’s customers and partners. One such case, concerning the evolution of a digital university, was presented by Alexey Chukarin, HSE University’s Senior Director for Digital Transformation.

New Online School on Population Genetics and Analysis

New Online School on Population Genetics and Analysis
The HSE International Laboratory of Statistical and Computational Genomics has launched an online school for applied population genetics and analysis. The school does not require special knowledge in biology and is aimed at students, graduate students, and postdocs in mathematics, physics, and computer programming.

‘Scholars Are Humans, and You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Them’

‘Scholars Are Humans, and You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Them’
ICEF not only trains professionals in economics and finance, but also provides a perfect start for an academic career. Daniil Esaulov, lecturer, coordinator of student research work at ICEF and manager of ICEF Academia project, talked to us about how ICEF develops research skills, what students do at ICEF Academia, and why one shouldn’t be afraid of authorities in research.

HSE Researchers Develop Method to Improve the Quality of Online Courses

HSE Researchers Develop Method to Improve the Quality of Online Courses
HSE researchers have developed a model that will improve the quality of online courses. Dmitry Abbakumov, Head of the Centre for Computational Educational Sciences at the HSE eLearning Office, shared the news at the annual International Meeting of the Psychometric Society 2020.

Joint Seminar of HSE Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology and George Mason University

Joint Seminar of HSE Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology and George Mason University
First-year undergraduate students of the HSE Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology took part in an online seminar at George Mason University (USA). The seminar was part of the Coronavirus Research Update summer course, taught by Professor Ancha Baranova.

Dissertation Defenses at HSE University Move Online

Dissertation Defenses at HSE University Move Online
For the past month, all dissertation defenses at HSE have been conducted online. However, this format is far from new: over the past two years, more than 80% of defenses at HSE University were conducted with at least one committee member attending remotely.

HSE Study Findings: 74 Percent of Teachers Who Did Not Employ Online Resources Now Use Them

HSE Study Findings: 74 Percent of Teachers Who Did Not Employ Online Resources Now Use Them
A large-scale study conducted by the HSE Laboratory for Media Communications in Education found that the situation with online education is better than was first thought when schools had to switch to Internet-based learning to help stop the spread of coronavirus infections.

Scientists Are Taking Their Research Seminars Online

Scientists Are Taking Their Research Seminars Online
The first research seminar of the International Laboratory of Statistical and Computational Genomics had been postponed almost a month due to COVID-19. In April, however, the event finally took place. Laboratory Head Vladimir Shchur discusses what life is like for scientists in self-isolation during the pandemic, what genomics is, and why gesturing is important when teaching online.

One Quarter of Russian University Instructors Don’t Use Online Instruction Tools, HSE Data Show

One Quarter of Russian University Instructors Don’t Use Online Instruction Tools, HSE Data Show
The HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) has presented data about the current conditions in which Russia’s schools and universities must now transition to online learning. According to their data, only 11.4% of university instructors with a PhD (or Doctor of Sciences degree) used online tools in their teaching in the last year.
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