Transformation of a conventional university into an e university in emerging smart society


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Transformation of a conventional university into an e university in emerging smart society

  1. 1. Transformation of a Conventional University into an e-University in Emerging Smart Society (Case of MESI)
  2. 2. Smart Society & Smart City government business technologies
  4. 4. Big Societal Transformations • • • • • • • • • • • Society Management Services Accelerated Learning Environments Horizon 2020 Program Global Initiatives Citizens mass participation Social inclusion and social integration Behaviour transformation Sense of belonging and identity Open Government Partnership «Cloud» Technology High Tech Systems & Materials 4
  5. 5. Generation Z – they comes, get ready! • 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.
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. The 15 biggest education trends 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. MOOCs & OpenupEd National and institutional aspects of online teaching and learning Institutional models for online or blended course and curriculum development 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 Nontrivial courses New professions
  8. 8. MOOCs: Top sites for free education with elite universities 1. Coursera 2. Coder Dojo 3. Codecademy 4. Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative 5. Google Code University 6. Khan Academy 7. Stanford iTunes U 8. MIT Open Courseware 9. Mobiletuts+ 10. Mozilla Developer Network 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Free-Ed EdX Learn Python The Hard Way Learning Space: The Open University O’Reilly Treehouse Tufts Open Courseware UMass Boston Open Courseware Udemy Udacity
  9. 9. The evolution of educational paradigm «Student-teacher» • The students is obliged to attend classes at university • The only two sources of knowledge are lectures and books «Student-knowledge» • The student has excellent basic IT skills • 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!
  10. 10. Social network service as a tool for a modern teacher Networking Cloud services E-books, social bookmarking Online Communities News subscription, video-channels Open educational resources File sharing Always at hand – anywhere in the world Video communications News Communities, blogs, wiki
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. 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. Be social. Learn, explore, integrate, utilize. Use tablets, create apps. for tablets, explore information through the tablet. Morphing into a 21st Century Teacher
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. Our Student needs student now To create training materials is fluent in basic IT competence able to find himself required information doesn’t see the need to record lecture material needs a “guide” to the world of knowledge2 To carry out classroom courses What a student needs? To create new knowledge To conduct a student towards learning necessary knowledge Teach him with the use of IT technologies already familiar to him student in past was forced to attend a teacher’s courses to record the materials the only source of knowledge is lectures and books Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics
  15. 15. Why students choose online learning and their expectations? • • • • • • • • • • • Convenience Flexible pacing for completing a program Work schedule Cost Program requirements Reputation of institution Financial assistance available Ability to transfer credits Future employment opportunities Distance from campus Recommendations from employer
  16. 16. The modern University electronic computer 1970 computer lab 1990 virtual reality 2010
  17. 17. E-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.
  18. 18. The research activities in the e-University Open educational sources External Research and Development Internal Research and Development Best practices Teacher The results of scientific activities are being formed Educational process is improving Consulting in specialty areas Instructional research Internet resources
  19. 19. 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 teaching/learning process; • 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 (umbrella) university.
  20. 20. MESI E-University Social networks Open University resourses Students User identity management Learning Management System Educational Portal Videoconferencing & webinars Electronic Library Lecturers Electronic Workflow Everywhere access University cloud infrastructure
  21. 21. MESI E-University Staff Everywhere access Electronic workflow Videoconferencing Portfolio management Unified communications University management Staff management Finance management Lecturers University cloud infrastructure
  22. 22. 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.
  23. 23. MESI today • • • • • • • • • 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 articles  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 professors employment of modern teaching/learning methods and information and communication technologies (ICT) and extensive use of modern software and educational resources
  24. 24. Facts about MESI • • • • • • • • 80 years of experience in staff development 70,000 students and auditors, including about 15,000 foreign citizens from 52 countries the first Russian university to receive international certification under ISO 9001:2000 standard 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 accreditation 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)
  25. 25. Education in MESI Preparatory course Russian language Summer school Bachelor programs Master programs Postgraduate programs Student exchange
  26. 26. MESI in Ratings Name of rating MESI's placement 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) 12th place Rating of higher educational institutions by the Ministry of Education and Science 6th place 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 RIA Novosti) International rating of websites of education and scientific establishments 3786th place out of 20,744 (Webometrics) Slon rating. The 10 most profitable Russian MBAs (programmes which lead to the 2nd place 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) educational institutions 10th out of 30 higher Strongest Russian universities educational institutions Rating 'Quality of intake to higher educational institutions 2012' 10th place KPU (“Kuda poyti uchitsya” (“Where to get an education”)) magazine's rating '50 13th place institutions for the strongest' RBC (RosBusinessConsulting) rating 'Which colleges do you consider a source of 15th place national pride for Russia?'
  27. 27. Strategic Partners Russian Managers Association (RMA) The Governments of the Ulyanovsk region, Yaroslavl Region, Kaliningrad Region and other 21 SNG Universities Russian Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat). Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI) ) Federal Agency for Tourism, Ministry for Culture of the Russian Federation 18 Russian Universities Russian and International Business Companies in Russia, Commercial banks
  29. 29. 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 Commerciale 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
  30. 30. Participation in the International Projects • 2007-2009 ELBEP: Eliminating Language Barriers in European Prisons through Open and Distance Education Technology • 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
  31. 31. European university MOOCs initiative 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.
  32. 32. The registered user Country Number of users (PT) Portugal 66 (RU) Russia 28 (BG) Bulgaria 26 (ES) Spain 21 (IT) Italy 20 (BR) Brazil 17 (GR) Greece 16 (GB) United Kingdom 15 (DE) Germany 10 (LV) Latvia 8 (RO) Romania 8 (CA) Canada 6 (NL) Netherlands 6 Registered: 349 users Other countries : 1-5 person
  33. 33. OpenupEd – MESI is a partner On the April of 2013 the following 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.
  34. 34. Use of MOOCs at the University • Integration MOOC 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 ( • 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)
  35. 35. International cooperation: 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 + extra tools 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
  36. 36. 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
  37. 37. #MESI Natalia Tikhomirova Rector, Ph.D, Professor MESI, Russia @NTihomirova