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7:07 PM  November 25, 2020

TSU to present its own video conferencing system at #EdCrunch

© РИА Томск. Серафима КузинаTSU to present its own video conferencing system at #EdCrunch

TOMSK, Nov 25 – RIA TomskTomsk State University (TSU) in December will present its own system for mass online conferences and classes AKTRU; it allows to work in a mixed format and even search for fragments of lectures, the director of the TSU Institute of Distance Education Mikhail Shepel said at a press conference at the RIA Tomsk media center on Wednesday.

He specified that the university plans to present the AKTRU educational system, which has no analogues in Russia, at the #EdCrunch conference, which will be held on the basis of TSU on December 2-4.

"The AKTRU hardware and software complex, which we will present at the conference, allows classes to be conducted in a mixed format. That is, the student can be present both in the classroom and online. Students see everything that happens in the classroom and on the blackboard in extremely high quality. In addition, an automatic recording of a lesson takes place, subtitles are imposed, and the student can search not only for the desired lecture, but also for a fragment", - Shepel said.

He added that the system can be easily integrated into the MOODLE university's environment. According to him, five classrooms at TSU have already been equipped with such hardware systems, which cost about three million rubles. "It is fortunate that the university began to invest in this project even before the covid, so this kind of technological solution allowed us to cope with this difficult situation", - he added.

© РИА Томск. Павел Стефанский
Shepel also said that at #EdCrunch TSU will present another of its developments - a micro-content platform under the working name ODIN, created in partnership with DI-group.

"The platform will allow splitting the discipline into micro-courses and exchanging them between teachers and students within this platform. What is important, there is a feedback mechanism - one can track the effectiveness of the course, the most popular courses, make a rating of teachers and students", - he concluded.

Earlier it was reported that the #EdCrunch conference will be held at TSU on December 2-4. At it experts from Russia and other countries, in particular Australia, Indonesia and the USA, will discuss new technologies in training. The main focus will be on the use of artificial intelligence and big data in education.

It was also reported that more than 1000 people from 15 countries have already registered for the conference. #EdCrunch will be held only in online format, anyone can become a listener. To participate, one need to register on the event website, where more detailed information about the program can be found.

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