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TSPU transfer students to online education, other universities prepare

© РИА Томск. Павел СтефанскийTSPU transfer students to online education, other universities prepare

TOMSK, Mar 16 – RIA Tomsk. Tomsk State Pedagogical University (TSPU) on Monday transferred students to distance education in connection with the unfavorable situation of a new coronavirus infection. The remaining universities of Tomsk are planning to switch to online education in the coming days. More details –  in the material of RIA Tomsk.

It was previously reported that an outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was recorded in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019. The disease is called COVID-19. According to Izvestia, as of the morning of March 16, about 170 thousand people were infected in the world, almost 78 thousand were cured, and more than 6.5 thousand died. In Russia, the diagnosis was confirmed in 63 patients, including two in Kemerovo.

It was also reported that the Ministry of Science and Higher Education recommended universities to organize student learning using digital technology in connection with the unfavorable situation of the new coronavirus infection. Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) on Monday began testing systems to transfer students to online education as early as March 17.

"(Classes) are not canceled, but are transferred to a distance form", – a representative of Tomsk State Pedagogical University told RIA Tomsk.

© РИА Томск. Павел Стефанский
The press service of Tomsk State University said on Monday that the university’s resources are sufficient to switch to distance learning of students, if necessary, without losing the quality of education. At the same time, the timing of the transfer of students to online education is not specified.

An employee of the press service of Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics(TUSUR) told the agency that the transfer of students to study using distance learning technologies will be carried out in the coming days. "TUSUR has a database of electronic courses .., the educational process using distance learning technologies for laboratory work and practical exercises using virtual layouts has been worked out", – the vice-rector for academic affairs Pavel Senchenko is quoted.

According to the press service of Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building (TSUAB), a document is currently being prepared at the university on the university’s work in the context of preventing the spread of a new coronavirus infection in the Russian Federation. Detailed information on the measures taken will be published on the official website of the university after 16.00.

According to RIA Tomsk, an employee of the press service of the Siberian State Medical University, a conference call of the heads of medical universities with the Ministry of Health was scheduled for 14.00 Tomsk, at which a decision could be made on the transition to distance learning.

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