Payers will receive a diploma of the usual state standard
It is not easy to install computers in schools and connect them to the Internet (primarily due to high costs), but it is quite possible. But this is not an end in itself. The task is much broader: to update the education system and improve its quality. Hence, you need content, electronic "filling"… What is commonly called digital, or electronic, educational resources. In order to mainly meet the needs of the school for electronic educational publications and resources, at least $ 250 million is needed, while in the federal target program "Development of a unified educational information environment (2001 – 2005)" approximately $ 100 million has been allocated for this purpose. And finally, the last point, but by no means in terms of significance. Any technology, even the highest, does not work without people. To introduce and use information technologies in education, we need technical specialists who create technologies, develop and support them, as well as teachers who apply these technologies. Today we can confidently say that "iron keeps up with the frames"… 250 thousand teachers, whom we plan to train in the centers of full name by 2006, will come to the lesson to children who communicate quite well with computers. Then they will most likely face the problem of lack of electronic educational resources. The country does not yet have an infrastructure for creating electronic resources in this area, and the materials available on the Runet are poorly systematized. – What ways do you see for creating such an infrastructure? – One of these ways is the emergence in the country of a network of Regional Distance Learning Centers (RCDCs), which are created by order of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation within the framework of the federal target program "Development of a unified educational information environment for 2001-2005"… In 2002, the full name, together with the Academy of Advanced Training and Retraining of Educators (APKiPRO), won the competition of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation for the creation of 7 distance learning centers. In early 2003, RCDC centers were opened in Voronezh, Veliky Novgorod, Samara, Stavropol, Barnaul, Khabarovsk and Krasnoyarsk. In the summer of 2003, the Federation of Internet Education won a competition announced by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation to create ten RCDCs by the end of this year. By the way, at the end of August, the Ministry and I held the first All-Russian seminar-training for employees of regional centers of distance education "Development of a distance education network in Russia", which became not only a platform for the exchange of experience, but also made it possible to develop common approaches and teaching methods. During the workshop, a general strategy for the development of the RCDC network was also worked out.
(review prepared by GNII ITT "Informa")Date: 09/15/2003 Title: In a military university they will learn for money. Author: VIKTOR BARANETS Publishing: KOMSOMOLSKAYA PRAVDA Since November, classes will begin at the first in Russia commercial department of the University of the Ministry of Defense The Military University of the Ministry of Defense is the most prestigious university for the offspring of the country’s military elite. Only a few mere mortals managed to make their way to "Russian Cambridge"… Now there is such a chance. But – for the money. This is the first case in the history of the country when higher education and a favorite specialty can be "buy" within the walls of a higher military educational institution. “Without an interview, we will accept young men and women who graduated from schools with medals, and those who did not pass the competition to our university for free departments,” explains Colonel-General Gennady Stefanovsky, head of the department of paid education. – Benefits will also be for graduates – excellent students of Suvorov and Nakhimov schools, cadet corps, as well as for children of military service veterans and participants in hostilities. We will train linguists-translators, psychologists, general lawyers, sociologists and conflictologists. Tuition will cost forty-five fifty thousand rubles a year. Such money can be paid either immediately or in shares. And if the student is not satisfied with something, we will return the money to him minus the expenses incurred by the university. Payers will receive a diploma of the usual state standard. – Will the students of the commercial department also wear shoulder straps? – I am interested. – No, they will be civilian specialists. Date: 15.09 is beowulf an epic hero essay.2003 Title: Alma-mater Author: IGOR SERGEEV. Edition: MOSCOW KOMSOMOLETS Farewell, Turtle! and the Ministry of Education is about to make a revolutionary decision. So far, only in the first grades a non-judgmental system is used. Ministry of Education plans to abandon marks in all "beginning"… According to experts, grades in the first and fourth grades psychologically traumatize children and provoke teachers to compare children with each other, ranking them according to their academic performance. The teacher has no right to make junior schoolchildren an object of comparison: it is unacceptable, for example, to hang out in the classroom "Progress screens"… The teacher should not use substitutes for marks – common today "asterisks", "bunnies", "turtles" and other signs. Twos and threes in the hands of unscrupulous teachers often become an instrument of pressure – on the one hand, on the child, on the other hand, on his parents. Dads and mothers, in turn, demand from the baby that he learns as best as possible. Often, paradoxically, this leads to a decrease in interest in learning, an increase in anxiety and even a deterioration in the child’s health. Grades, according to the Ministry of Education, should not become the reason for punishment or encouragement of the student, either from the teacher or from the parents. Learning without marks is based on the fact that the child first determines his own success, and then the teacher expresses his point of view. If opinions do not coincide, the mark is discussed together. But for this, only such tasks can be used where there is an objective criterion for assessing the knowledge and skills of a student (say, determining the number of sounds in a word). You cannot use exercises where subjectivity of assessment is inevitable (for example, the beauty of writing a letter or number). WALKING SO WALKING Pupils become repeaters not because they are unable to master the program, but because they are not interested in learning. The main reason for repetition, according to the head of the Moscow Department of Education, Lyubov Kezina, is truancy. There are not many such children in the capital’s schools – only 0.15% (in 2002 – 0.23%), but in absolute numbers it is almost 1400 people. The peak of the festivities, according to specialists from the Institute of Developmental Physiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, falls at the end of the first and third quarters. At the end of the first quarter, students in the 5th grade generally take time off. This is understandable: the children have just moved from elementary school to secondary school, the academic load has sharply increased, and many new subjects have appeared. So the child’s body cannot withstand, irritation, fatigue, apathy and unwillingness to go to school arise. As a result, truancy. Another burst of leisure activity comes at the end of the third quarter. Pupils of grades 7-8 are already running away from lessons. This quarter is the longest and most difficult of the year, and at the age of 13-14, the body is reorganized, and puberty begins. Hence, quick fatigue and decreased interest in classes. The teenager wants to be on the street more, to move, to communicate with friends. And skipping lessons begin. It is at this age that "professional" truants who barely make it to ninth grade and then leave school with great relief. Date: 15.09.2003 Title: Course – to the university Author: IGOR SERGEEV. Edition: MOSKOVSKY KOMSOMOLETS Prepare the sleigh in the summer, and knowledge in the fall – It’s unfair! – an angry female voice rang in the telephone receiver. – Applicants for the English exam were offered tests from a university textbook! My daughter was slapped "three"although at school she always received "five"… Is this honest ?! According to the rules, examiners should not go beyond the school curriculum, but in practice, each university itself develops tickets, tests – and often asks "beyond measure"… To know the intricacies of the upcoming tests, the applicant should be like a preparatory course. Only there you can get the most complete information about the features of the entrance exams in a given university, in particular, about the content of the tests. According to statistics, after completing the courses, the majority of students become students. But let’s make a reservation right away: most of those who have completed their studies to the end. After all, there is also a large dropout – up to 70-80% of children. Having called a number of metropolitan institutes, we found out: in medical universities, from 16 to 50 percent become freshmen "course students", in technological – about 60%, in technical – about 70%, in linguistic – up to 80%. Today there are preparatory courses at every Russian university or academy.