According to TASS, the Federal Service for Supervision of Education and Science (Rosobrnadzor) will refuse to use Windows when taking the Unified State Examination (USE) at all examination points in the country until the end of 2024. , all platforms to pass the exam will migrate to domestic operating systems, for example, in government agencies, Astra Linux.
Rosobrnadzor activated the import substitution system for the Unified State Exam after the statement by the head of the Ministry of Digital Development about the need to upgrade the Unified State Exam system to gain independence from Microsoft products.
According to the head of the Ministry of Digital Development, this is a necessary measure. Furthermore, he has data that now at least 50% of the school’s computers are running Linux. The Ministry of Education also plans to change the requirements for e-books to be cross-platform and not just focused on Windows.
Rossobernadzor explained that the system transfer plan that guarantees the use of Russian operating systems is agreed with the Ministry of Digital Development, and additional resources must be allocated for the modernization process itself, which is not present in the 2022 budget. the exam will be accepted next year based on programs written by local developers, but taking into account the possibilities of switching to local operating systems.
At the end of August, the media reported that by 2023 the Ministry of Digital Development plans to release a working tablet for every teacher in Russia based on Aurora OS with special programs installed that allow you to keep an electronic notebook and conduct a lesson. Planning and data transfer to central services for managing and monitoring learning in accordance with the Ministry of Education’s digital transformation strategy in education.
Also, on the initiative of the Ministry of Digital Development, Russian students will be able to learn programming for free from 2022. Students from grades 8 to 11 will have access to special two-year remote programming courses as part of the federal project “Employees of the Economy Digital”.
In July of this year, the Ministry of Education drew up a strategy for the digital transformation of education, according to which, by 2030, more than half of all students’ homework will be checked automatically using artificial intelligence. In addition, by the end of 2024, curricula with specific target content for each student should appear. Artificial intelligence learning algorithms will help the teacher to identify, develop and preserve the talents of the children in the class.