Digital Technologies in the Educational Project
GRANTS OF ROSSOTRUDNICHESTVO
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Introduction of digital educational technologies and practices to the educational process at Russian schools abroad to improve digital literacy of school students.

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DIGITAL LITERACY COURSES FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS
Online courses powered by Universarium platform are available for teachers from Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Cuba.

Online courses:

Infographic Design and Data Visualisation Data Journalism Programming for Beginners Information Security
Mobile app – edutainment with interactive learning elements. Users will consolidate their knowledge acquired in the lectures by doing tests and practical assignments while playing the app
Infographic Design and Data Visualisation
The course teaches the basics of use of infographics and data visualisation tools as an advanced data representation and communication technique and an effective method of reaching out to the audience. The programme of the course includes special aspects of business infographics, rules of creating dynamic visual content (presentations) as well as provides an overview of critical thinking activation techniques and methods of developing creativity and effective communication among school children in the process of mastering infographics and other data visualisation tools.
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Data Journalism
After the course, the participants will be able to work with data and create data-driven media projects and visual stories. The underlying idea of the course is that everyone can work with data and visualisation without being a programmer or designer. During the course, the participants will learn to see stories in data as well as collect, filter through and analyse data themselves and process and visualise data. The course will provide an overview of the history of open-source data, including examples of info-cases related to publication and use of open-source data.
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Information Security
The course introduces the main terminology and explains various threats to information security and methods of prevention and counteraction. Moreover, during the course, the participants will master techniques of teaching information security basics to school children.
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Programming for Beginners
The course provides and overview of LabVIEW, a graphical programming platform, its functionality and tools. It looks into some aspects of LabVIEW use in teaching an engineering approach to programming to school students aged 14–16. During the course, the participants will find out how to apply the acquired knowledge, including in WorldSkills Junior Competition. Special attention is paid to use of graphical programming and related hardware as part of the project-based approach.
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DIGITAL LITERACY SYSTEM
Online e-learning will allow to teach up to 2,500 people with free access to educational resources; improve digital literacy of foreign school students participating in the online e-learning system and students of Russian schools abroad on the basis of a network of base schools in Moscow and four regions of the Russian Federation arrangement of online e-learning following the complete secondary education curriculum for 100 students in the Russian Federation.
Uzbekistan
Moldova
Italy
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Belarus
Turkey

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IMPROVEMENT OF DIGITAL LITERACY AT TSU
Project

The project is aimed at international cooperation of school students, teachers and administrations of schools in the age of digital transformation, and unites the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and Russian Federation.


The project events will be held from October to December 2019. After completion of all project events there will be held the International Online Festival of Children's Digital Products and Projects. An important outcome of the project will be creation of a communication network for school students and teachers from four countries.

Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan
Vietnam
Students
Students will be able to take educational courses on a digital educational platform to shape up their digital behaviour, improve digital literacy skills and develop their own digital products. The project workshop called My Digital Educational Project for school students allows to take courses and create their own digital product based on the Еxterium educational environment, and teachers can learn the basic practice of supporting the project work of children.

Teachers
The result of the intramural strategic session for teachers and administrators of schools will be acquaintance with the digital educational environment called Мoodle and competent consultation with experts. At the end of the project there will be an expert session of projects for transformation of schools.
Administrators
Administrators of educational institutions will get a series of consultations for development of digital transformation management projects based on the resources for cooperation on the regional, national and international levels.

Teams of teachers
Teams of teachers will be offered the Advanced Training Programme called "Digital Transformation of School: Strategy, Network Projects and New Competencies", during which the participants can select either the induction or competence-based or project-based educational path.

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CIFRU ONLINE PLATFORM
About project
The portal's goal is teaching digital literacy and culture to 8-11 grade students, educators and administrative workers of Russian schools outside Russia
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The programme has been developed by top specialists from ITMO University with Rossotrudnichestvo funding and in line with the Russian national programme Digital Economy of the Russian Federation.
This project includes the most current and useful information from such areas of digital literacy as programming, IT security, robotics, blockchain, smart things, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, building websites, etc.
This is an online course for school students of grades 8 to 11, teachers and administrators.
Participation is free of charge.
At the end of the course, the school students will be given certificates that add extra five points to their score when applying to ITMO University. Teachers and administrators will be issued certificates of completion of advanced training.
For school students
For educators
For administrators
The portal offers: tests to evaluate the digital literacy level, 15 online modules for school students, video lessons for administrative workers, a system to run webinars to teach educators and employees of Russian schools abroad.
Subjects of the courses:

1. Computer and OS Architecture
2. Programming Techniques
3. Network Technologies
4. Internet and Web Technologies
5. Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Technologies
6. Fundamentals of Professional Information Security
7. Smart Things and Safety of Life
Ethics
8. Digital Ethics
9. Culture of Internet Communication
10. Digital Education
11. Digital Human Sciences
12. Reference Retrieval
13. Artificial Intelligence
14. Social Media
15. Digital Economy. Blockchain

The mission of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo) as part of the federal project Personnel for Digital Economy in line with the nationwide programme Digital Economy of the Russian Federation is to secure, through its events and initiatives, Russia's geopolitical interests by promoting cultural exchange, education and new technologies, as well as to build stronger relations and cooperation worldwide by preserving the highest level of professionalism, efficiency and sustainable development.