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22 - 25 January 2020
ExCel London

VR-technology and electronic school at Bett Show 2018

25 Jan 2018 Moscow City Department of Education

Moscow Electronic School (MES) – a free platform, which provides all the students and teachers with an access to the best digital services, lesson plans, e-books and virtual laboratories. Services of MES unite all participants of the educational and methodical process to make the city education even more relevant effectual.

Modern school pupils no longer have to look dejectedly at the floor with a guilty look on their faces and tell their teachers that they have left their personal record books at home. Today, teachers and pupils are using electronic record/mark books and personal record books. The eLibrary is pegged to every personal record book, and it’s a very convenient arrangement. For example, children have focused on the origin of life on Earth at a biology lesson. After coming home, a pupil can find eLibrary hyperlinks to the required material in his or her personal record book. Children should click on their personal record books’ hyperlink to complete their homework or repeat some aspect. Parents can do the same to see what their child has studied at school.

Children no longer have to write down their homework that is automatically entered in their electronic personal record books. These books keep tabs on every pupil’s academic performance, and they also contain lesson plans, all marks and comments too.

The electronic record/mark book contains a teacher’s schedule, curricula, previously completed homework, as well as  marks and attendance records. The electronic record/mark book makes it possible to simultaneously use various grade systems and forms of control for each subject.

Parents can also post messages for teachers, class supervisors and representatives of the school administration. A parent can use the electronic personal record book to notify the teacher that his or her child will be absent from school on any specific day. He or she can also communicate with the teachers and parents of his or her child’s classmates.

In Moscow's schools also available virtual reality laboratories for assessment of skills. This is the first such project in the world. A virtual lab is innovative technologies designed to assess the quality of education in various subjects. It is based on the assessment of the metasubject learning results and also practical skills. Laboratory research based on virtual reality technology offers an opportunity to assess the quality of student knowledge in ways that weren’t available before. The creation of a virtual lab has turned the dull process of doing homework and assess children’s research skills into a fascinating quest.

In recent years the Moscow Education system has made a real breakthrough. A coherent network of primary school education centers was built. Moscow implemented universal standards of professional education and actively supported edtech initiatives. It was a long way, but now the numbers speak for themselves. Today, Moscow can have an equal dialogue with the main educational capitals of the world. The KPMG consulting company said in its survey that Moscow schools are now using the key elements of a smart city found in most developed cities of the world: online class register, electronic school access, laptops, interactive white-boards. Schools are getting digital/virtual labs, multimedia studios and robot technology.

All these technologies are presented at the exhibition of Moscow education at Bett Show 2018. "Educational Center for Cosmonaut Training" has become a real attraction center at the "Education City". Why? Here a person gets himself 3D scanned. The 3D version of a person is used in the videol. After that each participant is instructed by the training complex "Moscow Electronic School".It is test the ability of a person to think critically and make logical connections. Such diagnostics is used in many Moscow schools to individualize the learning process.With the help of VR-glasses users can get acquainted with the full analysis of their abilities in exact sciences, general erudition and cognitive abilities in the interactive format. Also user can receive the 3D-version of the testing by e-mail.

"It doesn’t matter which country you live in and who your president is: Putin or Trump. The solar system is same for everyone and such projects as VR laboratory for astronomy will be in demand all over the world. It is so cool that Moscow schoolchildren have such products", – Chris Chin, Executive Director, HTC VIVE.

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