Online Education: Russian parliamentarians adopted in third reading amendments to the Law “On Education in the Russian Federation”, which provides for the compliance of online textbooks, electronic educational platforms and resources for schools and other educational institutions with the Ministry of Education. Russian President Vladimir Putin issued this order.
Now schools and specialized secondary institutions must use electronic textbooks and electronic platforms that have been approved by the Ministry of Education. The agency will compile a consolidated federal list of verified services. Implementation of educational programs will begin on September 1, 2022.
From January 1, 2023, the personal data of pupils and university students in the digital learning process will be processed in the My School State information system. A unified system, which will include an electronic journal, timetable, journal and online course databases, will be launched before 2024.
It is a matter of time to organize e-learning for schoolchildren, says Mikhail Myagkov, CEO of Maximum Education digital service, because this practice already exists in relation to printed textbooks. However, he is unsure of the effectiveness of the authorities’ initiative, as Myagkov fears that online content is not in demand.
Vedomosti notes that the importance of online education has increased in 2020 due to measures taken by Russian authorities to stop the spread of COVID-19. In early autumn, Putin ordered the organization of distance learning for schoolchildren and students exclusively with state funds until 2023. In Russia, the Digital Educational Environment project is being implemented, for which more than 73 billion rubles have been spent by July of this year.
The research company Smart Ranking estimates the EdTech market in Russia in 2020 at 53-54 billion rubles, of which 12.9 billion rubles. It is located in the children’s school and continuing education. The first place in this area is occupied by SkyEng, which includes the children’s division of Skysmart – 4.1 billion rubles, followed by Netology Group and Foxford – 2.1 billion rubles, education – 1 billion rubles, Internet Urok.ru – 522 million rubles, ” Yaklas “- 460 million rubles.
In mid-November, the TASS publication said that Moscow State University officials. Lomonosov develops textbooks using AR and VR technologies. The creators say that such a guide makes the content of the materials clearer and the training more attractive.
In November, Rosobranadzor announced that by 2024 it will stop using Windows during testing. The division meets the Digital Development Department’s requirements for import substitution and Microsoft product independence.