#EDCRUNCH2018 PRESENTS: CASES ON DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FROM FIVE LEADING AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES

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Experts from leading American universities – leaders in the field of development and implementation of new educational technologies – will take part in #EdCrunch2018, the 5th Global conference on educational technologies that will be held in Moscow on October 1st and 2nd, 2018. Representatives of Cornell University, the University of Michigan, the University of Arizona, the University of Central Florida, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are among the conference’s participants.

 Leading American experts—distinguished global «stars» in the fields of blended and online learning, educational analytics, and the implementation of IT into the educational process—will give speeches to the #EdCrunch2018 guests and participants as part of the «Digital University» track. Representatives of leading universities among global educational institutions will talk about why it is necessary to integrate online education into the traditional educational system and how to achieve high learning efficiency.

Participants include:

 Stephanie Teasley – Director of the Learning Education & Design Lab (LED Lab) at the University of Michigan. Dr. Teasley researches how to use data and technology to improve student performance and engagement. She is the President of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR).

Charles Dziuban, a world-renowned expert, is the Director of the Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Central Florida. Director Dziuban has over 20 years of experience in researching blended and online learning. In 2005, he received the OLC award for Most Outstanding Achievement in Online Learning. In 2012, the University of Central Florida established a faculty award in his honor.

Phil Regier, university dean for educational initiatives and CEO of EdPlus at Arizona State University, is responsible for expanding the university`s digital immersion program and advancing the university`s leadership role in education innovation. During his tenure as dean, the fully online student population has grown from 400 to about 30,000, and the number of online degree programs have jumped from six to 150. The University is a co-convener of the ASU+GSV Education Innovation Summit, the world`s largest and most recognized assembly of education technology entrepreneurs, investors, and users.

A number of other Professors and organizers of educational processes from around the U.S. have been invited to the conference: Anant Agarwal (MIT, Founder and CEO of edX), Dale Johnson (ASU), Paul Krause (Cornell), Robin Goldberg (Minerva at KGI), and Yigal Rosen (HarvardX).

These experts will discuss both the possibilities of current online learning technologies and how to develop online-courses, assess their quality, improve their learning outcomes, reimburse costs and create additional sources of funding.

The 5th Global Conference on Educational Technologies #EdCrunch2018 will be held in Moscow. The main topic is «Data That Transform the World», and the conference will be devoted to modern research and practical solutions in the field of big data in education. Every angle of the issue will be discussed, from methods of collecting and analyzing educational statistics to the use of blockchain technologies and artificial intelligence in the educational process.

#EdCrunch2018 is being held as part of the implementation of the «Modern Digital Educational Environment in the Russian Federation» priority project. The 5th Global Conference on Educational Technologies #EdCrunch2018 will be held by NUST MISIS and the National Technology Initiative University 20.35 with the support of the Ministry of Science & Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Rybakov Fund, the HSE Institute of Education, Arizona State University, and the global edtech platform HolonIQ.

#EdCrunch2018’s guests will learn more during the specialized tracks, which cover more than 15 areas in the field of education, including: «Children and Technologies», «Digital School», «Digital University», «New Technologies and Analytics in Corporate Training», and «EdCrunch Startups: Sales and Marketing». Guests will also have the opportunity to attend the EdTech Alley, an exhibition of technologies and technological solutions in the educational sphere. More than 300 international and Russian speakers – world-renowned specialists in the fields of online learning, educational analytics, school and preschool pedagogy, corporate education, HR, and educational IT solutions – will give speeches during the event.

#EdCrunch – Global conference on educational technologies.

The 5th Global Conference on Educational Technologies #EdCrunch2018, will be held in Moscow, and it`s main topic is “Data That Transform the World”. #EdCrunch2018’s guests will learn more during the specialized tracks, which cover more than 15 areas in the field of education, including: “Children and Technologies”, “Digital School”, “Digital University”, “New Technologies and Analytics in Corporate Training”, and “EdCrunch Startups: Sales and Marketing”. Guests will also have the opportunity to attend the EdTech Alley, an exhibition of technologies and technological solutions in the educational sphere. More than 300 international and Russian speakers – world-renowned specialists in the fields of online learning, educational analytics, school and preschool pedagogy, corporate education, HR, and educational IT solutions – will give speeches during the event. EdHack, a competition between developers of software prototypes in the field of education, and EdCrunch Award, an international contest of massive open online courses, will be held before the main #EdCrunch2018 event.

Priority project “The Modern Digital Educational Environment in the Russian Federation

The priority project “The Modern Digital Educational Environment in the Russian Federation” was approved as a priority on October 25, 2016 at the meeting of the State Council Presidium under the President of the Russian Federation for strategic development. The Ministry of Education & Science of the Russian Federation is the initiator and organizer of the priority project.

The project is aimed at improving the availability, relevance, and quality of education available to Russian citizens through technologies of online learning. A resource providing access to online courses on a «one window» principle has been created and is being tested as part of the project`s implementation. This priority project provides professional training for employees of educational institutions in order to improve their skills and use of online training resources. The increase in the number of available online courses, in the efficiency of online training, and in the expansion of opportunities for the development of online courses in the formal education system will allow Russia to train 11,000,000 people on online courses by 2025.

National University of Science and Technology MISIS

In 2018, NUST MISIS is celebrating a century since the founding of its predecessor, the Moscow Mining Academy. Today, NUST MISIS is one the most dynamically developing centers for research and education in Russia. Being among the leaders of technological education, NUST MISIS is also a large-scale research center. The University has been included in the THE, QS and ARWU subject rankings in six fields, notably taking 30th place in «Engineering – Mineral & Mining», and appearing in the TOP-100 for «Engineering – Metallurgy».

The strategic goal of NUST MISIS is to strengthen its positions in the fields of materials science, metallurgy and mining, as well as to significantly strengthen its positions in the fields of bio-, nano- and IT-technologies by 2020. The University is comprised of 9 institutes and 5 branches – four in Russia and one abroad. More than 17,000 students from 69 countries study at NUST MISIS. 30 laboratories and 3 world-class engineering centers, where leading international scientists work, operate at NUST MISIS. The University successfully implements joint projects with leading Russian and international high-tech companies.

University of NTI «20.35»

The University of «20.35» is Russia`s first university professionally developing people for the digital economy. The university will focus on training company leaders, participants of the NTI, and professionals working in new global markets.

The University of NTI will have a new format of education where the necessary educational modules will be individually assembled in various educational institutions, each of which will be highlighting their specialties. Due to this approach, the University considers itself a «network project». The new format will concentrate the best developments and specialties of institutions, universities, the Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations, and corporate academies onto a single platform. As noted in the University`s development concept, the program will consider a student’s level of competence for the optimal selection of their courses. Studies have the option to study either full-time or in correspondence mode.

Instead of a diploma, the program’s graduates will receive a digital competence profile that reflects their real achievements. The creation of the competence profile as a new «confirmation» of learning is part of the «Digital Economy» program’s core.