Transformation of a Conventional
University into an e-University in
Emerging Smart Society
(Case of MESI)
Smart Society & Smart City
Components of a Smart City
of the 21st century
QUALITY OF LIFE
Big Societal Transformations
Society Management Services
Accelerated Learning Environments
Horizon 2020 Program
Citizens mass participation
Social inclusion and social integration
Sense of belonging and identity
Open Government Partnership
High Tech Systems & Materials
Generation Z – they comes,
• play virtual games;
• enjoying virtual drawing;
• Study: At-home 3-D printing;
• learning language;
• learning musical instruments;
• puzzles developing logic;
• gaining text;
• watching cartoons;
• communicate with friends.
How Russian parents
view and capitalize on Digital Media?
90% of children
use phone regularly
80% of children
regularly use a computer
Digital Parenting Russia Study, 2012
The 15 biggest education
MOOCs & OpenupEd
National and institutional aspects of online teaching and learning
Institutional models for online or blended course and curriculum
Innovations in technology enhanced learning for the future
Quality assurance in online and distance learning
Good practices of transitions to open and flexible learning
Research strand on national and institutional aspects of opening up
education and institutional models for curriculum development and delivery
Transforming the learning environment
Attract international students, but stay local
Collaborate and compete with other universities
Alternative credentialing platforms
Learning management systems
Tablets & smartphones & E-textbooks
MOOCs: Top sites for free education
with elite universities
Carnegie Mellon Open Learning
Google Code University
Stanford iTunes U
MIT Open Courseware
10. Mozilla Developer Network
Learn Python The Hard Way
Learning Space: The Open University
Tufts Open Courseware
UMass Boston Open Courseware
The evolution of educational
• The students is obliged to attend
classes at university
• The only two sources of knowledge
are lectures and books
• The student has excellent basic IT
• The student is capable to find
necessary information by his own
The modern student needs «guide»
in the world of knowledge, but not a source of knowledge!
Social network service
as a tool for a modern teacher
Always at hand –
anywhere in the world
A 21st century teacher
• Focus on the student’s point of view.
• Dialogue with your students.
• Re-think how the student interprets your lesson.
• Let students question what they are learning.
• Make it real-life relevant.
• Let students contribute to their learning.
• Facilitate learning as opposed to giving knowledge.
• Have students photograph the world around them.
• Have students make time-lapse videos for later reflection.
• Participate in conference calls around the world your class.
• Let students use their cellphones.
• Have students create movie trailers for introduction to the lesson.
• Be just as teach savvy as your students.
• Have students design and create websites.
A 21st Century Teacher
Get students involved with the community.
Teach students how to discern what is good information and what is not.
Incorporate seeing things from a different perspective.
Encourage and entertain all questions.
Flip the classroom with useful resources.
Documenting the learning for your reflection and the students’ reflection.
Learn new ways relate to your students.
Integrate theatrics into your classroom. Invest in the character you are teaching about.
Collaborate with teachers from outside your circle.
Design alternative assessments that use the whole brain.
Learn, explore, integrate, utilize.
Use tablets, create apps. for tablets, explore information through the tablet.
Morphing into a 21st Century Teacher
Today a new task for teachers – not just to
share their own knowledge with students, their
own point of view, but also to give them the
chance to reach their own conclusions.
Our Student needs
is fluent in basic
able to find
doesn’t see the
need to record
needs a “guide”
to the world of
To carry out
What a student
To create new
To conduct a student
Teach him with the
use of IT technologies
already familiar to him
student in past
was forced to
courses to record
the only source
of knowledge is
Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics
Why students choose online
learning and their expectations?
Flexible pacing for completing a program
Reputation of institution
Financial assistance available
Ability to transfer credits
Future employment opportunities
Distance from campus
Recommendations from employer
The modern University
In today’s world of web dominated networks,
learning from book, the traditional method of
knowledge acquisition has taken a new form of
appearance as web pages.
Due to the rapid growth in the information
technology people started using the internet as
the source for every little thing.
The research activities
in the e-University
The results of
are being formed
Management of a university integrated
into the information environment
• Instrumental and methodological support of educational
process in the electronic distribution of university;
• Communicative integrated system of organization of
• Communicative integrated system of human resources
management in joint information environment;
• Instrumental and methodical implementation of synergy
effects of the university management;
• Financial management in a electronic distributed
User identity management
Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and
Informatics (MESI) was founded in 1932. Nowadays it is
one of the leading Russian universities and combines
wide experience and scientific traditions with innovative
processes for educating and training professionals.
Fields of expertise:
Institute of Management;
Institute of Economics and Finance;
Institute of Computer Technologies;
Institute of Law and Humanities;
Institute of Master Programs (Business School);
Institute of Lifelong Learning;
Research Institute for Knowledge Management;
Research Institute for Quality Management.
15 departments offering Bachelor’s degrees
12 departments offering Master’s degrees
100% of workstations for students and faculty are equipped with computers
100% graduate employment
MESI annually holds about 30 large All-Russian olympiads, conferences, and
seminars, with a total number of participants around 4,000
a new-style higher education institution: research and innovative educational
establishment and e-university:
each year MESI publishes more than 40 monographs and more than 750 research
each year MESI students publish more than 800 scientific publications
MESI’s research and methodology base consists of more than 320,000 items
educational services sharpened at the international level
highly qualified faculty and administrative staff - 70% of teachers are working in
their fields of expertise, 85% have first post-graduate degrees and 15% are
employment of modern teaching/learning methods and information and
communication technologies (ICT) and extensive use of modern software and
Facts about MESI
80 years of experience in staff development
70,000 students and auditors, including about 15,000 foreign citizens from 52
the first Russian university to receive international certification under ISO
the only Russian higher educational institution to be a member of the
European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU)
13 of MESI’s programmes have won in the All-Russian project “Best
educational programmes for an innovative Russia”
the first Russian institution to successfully undergo external review in
accordance with European standards (ENQA) under public and expert
the first Russian institution to join itSMF Russia, an independent international
forum uniting professionals in ITSM from around the world
the 5th rank among top 100 Russian higher education institutions in
economics (according to the Federal Agency for Education)
Education in MESI
Russian language Summer school
MESI in Ratings
Name of rating
Rating of the top 20 best economic higher educational institutions in Russia (by Expert
RA rating agency, with support from the Oleg Deripaska Volnoe Delo Foundation)
Rating of higher educational institutions by the Ministry of Education and Science
Monitoring transparency of higher educational institutions websites for school-leavers
'Leaders' group – 1st place
(The Public Chamber, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE),
in 2011 and 2012
International rating of websites of education and scientific establishments
3786th place out of 20,744
Slon rating. The 10 most profitable Russian MBAs (programmes which lead to the
biggest salary increment at the lowest cost of study)
Top 20 Russian higher
YeGE-meter (information system for school-leavers passed the Unified State Exam)
10th out of 30 higher
Forbes.ru. Strongest Russian universities
Rating 'Quality of intake to higher educational institutions 2012'
KPU (“Kuda poyti uchitsya” (“Where to get an education”)) magazine's rating '50
institutions for the strongest'
RBC (RosBusinessConsulting) rating 'Which colleges do you consider a source of
national pride for Russia?'
The Governments of the Ulyanovsk
region, Yaroslavl Region, Kaliningrad
Region and other
Russian Federal State
Agency for Strategic
Federal Agency for Tourism,
Ministry for Culture of the
Russian and International
Business Companies in Russia,
MESI International Activates
ICDE – International Council for Open and Distance Education, NGO in formal consultative
relations with UNESCO
OECD-IMHE – Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education of
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
EUA – European University Association
EADTU – European Association of Distance Teaching Universities
EDEN – European Distance and e-Learning Network
EFQUEL – The European Foundation for Quality in e-Learning
BUP – Baltic University Programme
IMS Global Learning Consortium
AIESEC - l'Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economique et
ISI – International Statistical Institute (association)
itSMF – IT Service Management Forum
INSOL – International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals
FMA – Financial Management Association International
ЕСВЕ - European Council for Business Education
EURAM - European Academy of Management
CEEMAN – Central and East European Management Development Association
ECLO – European Consortium for the Learning Organizations;
MAPRYAL - International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature
Participation in the
2007-2009 ELBEP: Eliminating Language Barriers in European Prisons through Open and Distance Education
2008-2009 E-xcellence+: Cross Sectoral Valorisation
2009-2010 USBM: University Strategies and Business Models for Lifelong Learning in Higher Education
2009-2012 EQC: Examining Quality Culture in Higher Education Institutions
2009-2010 Ruukki’s Project Business Training
2009-2010 OER HE: Open Educational Resources in Higher Education
2009-2011 SIRUS: Shaping Inclusive and Responsive University Strategies
2010-2012 MAP-ESG: Mapping the Application and Implementation of the European Standards and Guidelines
for Quality Assurance (ESGS)
2010-2012 AHELO: Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes
2010-2012 NetCu - Networked Curricula - Fostering Trans-national Partnerships in Open and Distance
Education and Blended Learning
2011-2013 E-xcellence NEXT - E-xcellence in National, European and Global Perspective (NEXT)
2011-2014 ECOMMIS: Two cycle E-Commerce Curricula to Serve Information Society in RU,UA and IL
2013~ OpenupEd – MOOCs platform
2013-2015 HOME: Higher education Online: MOOCs the European Way
2014-2015 eMUNDUS: Fostering International Higher Education Collaboration though ICT and Open Education
Partners in 11 countries have joined forces to
launch the first pan-European 'MOOCs'
(Massive Open Online Courses) initiative, with
the support of the European Commission.
Around 40 courses, covering a wide variety of
subjects, will be available free of charge and in
12 different languages.
MESI represents Russia in the Project Higher
education Online: MOOCs the European way Higher education online.
The registered user lms.mesi.ru
Number of users
(GB) United Kingdom
Other countries :
OpenupEd – MESI is a partner
On the April of 2013 the
following partners in 11
countries have joined
forces to launch the first
(Massive Open Online
Courses) initiative, with
the support of the
Use of MOOCs at the University
• Integration MOOC coursera.org courses in to the regular courses as additional
learning materials (6 courses in experiment)
• MESI academic staff support (consultations f2f and on-line)
• Communication with foreign students
• English language improvement
• MESI MOOCs development (http://lms.mesi.ru/)
• Languages: Russian and English
• Areas: Economics, Linguistic (Russian), ICT in education
• Example: Course «Fundamentals of Economics»
• 94 enrollments from 13 countries
• 7 active students with very high level of learning results
• Every week new students starts from the 1st module
• Video-lessons, ppt presentation, forum, assignments (essay, cases, tests)
facts & figures
Collaboration agreements: > 70 institutions
Foreign learners: from 52 countries
Network comprising of a parent institution: 18 branches
located in different parts of the country and abroad
International students: around 7000
Web-based (virtual) course: social network platform +
ICTs are widely used: in teaching and learning, research,
managerial and social activities
International students since 1949
Educational programs in cooperation with foreign
partners since 2000
Areas for cooperation
• Academic exchanges
• Joint educational programs: double degree
programs, summer/winter schools etc.
• Joint research projects and publications
• Collaborative workshops, seminars, conferences
and other events with joint participation
Rector, Ph.D, Professor