Publications on the Project
  • CHALLENGES IN A GLOBALISED WORLD: REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BOLOGNA PROCESS
    By Sergey ZHDANOV, Irina OBUKHOVA, Dmitriy BORODIN (Moscow State Pedagogical University, Russia), Galina BORODINA (Smolensk Teacher Training College, Russia) and Tatyana SAMOYLOVA (Smolensk State University, Russia)
    International Conference for applying new ICT in higher education, Borisoglebsk State Pedagogical University, Russia, November 2009
    Abstracts.
    Year 2010 is supposed to be the start of the all-European universal educational area as a result of the Bologna process. Russia officially joined with the Bologna process on the 1st of September, 2009. In this article we are trying to give a general definition of the Bologna process and its requirements for educational institutions emphasizing the role of the information technologies.
  • MULTILEVEL AUTHENTICATION ON THE WEB WITH CUSTOMIZABLE FEEDBACK
    By Sergey ZHDANOV, Alexey KOSTIN (Moscow State Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia) and Dmitriy BORODIN (University College of Ghent, Belgium)
    International Conference for Mathematical Computation Systems and ICT, Smolensk State University, Russia, May 2010
    Abstracts.
    This paper describes the principle of multilevel authentication aiming on assigning different permissions to the users of a web system. The customizable feedback feature enables users from different groups to perform efficient intercommunication by email bypassing respective online pages of the web system. These statements are illustrated with an example of a website for organizing distant competitions and trainings in elementary mathematics. Similar principles are applied to the ECTS catalogue online system.
  • EUROPEAN CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM ENABLING STUDENT EXCHANGE BETWEEN RUSSIAN AND (WESTERN) EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES. BORSCH SOUP A LA BOLOGNAISE
    Wim De Bruyn, Geert Baekelandt, Dmitriy Borodin
    (University College Ghent - Hogeschool GENT)
    Abstracts.
    Moscow State Pedagogical University (MSPU), Dagestan State Pedagogical University (DSPU), University College Ghent (UCG), Pedagogical University of Krakow (PUK), Newman University College (Birmingham) (NUC) are working together in a TEMPUS PROJECT called Student EXchanges and credit Transfer Assisted by New information Technology (SEXTANT) TEMPUS UM_JEP_27184-2006 (RU ) to promote better student exchanges and related European Credit Transfers supported by web-enabled information systems.
    The objectives of this SEXTANT project are:
    • Introduction of new IT tools to support students exchanges and networking at selected Russian Higher Education (HE) institutions
    • Implementation of ECTS for selected study areas
    • Creation of Quality Assurance (QA) mechanisms to facilitate student exchanges and improve student management services at partner institutions
    The following outcomes are identified:
    • A (developed) MSPU and DSPU policy on implementation of ECTS in accordance with the European guide book
    • e-database on student mobility and e-Student Mobility Support System (e-SMOSS)
    • MSPU and DSPU administrative staff trained in management of student mobility
    • Best practices for adaptation of existing international courses and study records towards ECTS formats and structures
    • Upgrade of English language skills as foreign language for Russian academic and administrative staff
    • e-ECTS catalogue of courses taught in English
    During the project extra creativity, energy and confidence was needed to overcome problems like political instability in the Dagestan region, cultural differences between Russian and other (Western) European universities, required administrative support, differences in organization and objectives. Finally the implementation of the web-based Student Exchange System and ECTS catalogue was tested by exchanges of students in both directions and the development of virtual mobility by use of electronic course materials. Further educational, research and administrative staff was exchanged. Sustainability of this initiative is assured by the set-up of an interuniversity exchange supporting unit. The last three months of this 2 year project are devoted to dissemination of the results and a specific congress in MSPU.
    Keywords - ECTS, Student Record, Student exchange with Russian Higher Education Institutions, Bologna, e-learning, electronic ECTS catalogue, Credit Transfer, ERASMUS, Good Student Mobility Practices.
  • How to raise students and staff interest in educational exchange programs between Europe and Russia supported by a web-enabled European Credit Transfer System and Student MObility Support System
    Wim De Bruyn, Geert Baekelandt, Dmitriy Borodin (University College Ghent - Hogeschool GENT, GENT BELGIUM)
    International Conference for Innovations and ICT in Education, Lipetsk State Pedagogical University, Russia, April 2010
    Abstracts.
    The paper covers the main results of the educational TEMPUS SEXTANT project, aiming to and introduce the ECTS system in Russia and promote student and teaching and researching staff exchange between Russian and European higher education institutions. The project problems and their solutions are described, as well as the general conclusion and prospective of the Russian-European cooperation within the educational area.
  • EXTENDING INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY: INTERNATIONAL WEEK EXPERIENCE (in Russian)
    By Sergey ZHDANOV, Irina OBUKHOVA, Victor Gorelik (Moscow State Pedagogical University, Russia), Dmitriy BORODIN (University College Ghent, Belgium), Galina BORODINA (Smolensk Teacher Training College, Russia) and Alexander RODYUKOV (Borisoglebsk State Pedagogical University, Russia)
    International Conference for Innovations and ICT in Education, Lipetsk State Pedagogical University, Russia, April 2010
    Abstracts.
    This paper describes the experience of participating in the International Week, organized and held in the University College of Ghent (department of Business and ICT). Authors describe the procedure of the event step-by-step, analyze the prospectives and express the conclusions on how such events may help make international relations between educational institutions of higher education of different countries better.
  • POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION: COMPARING BOLOGNA AND RUSSIAN ISSUES
    By Sergey ZHDANOV, Irina OBUKHOVA, Victor Gorelik (Moscow State Pedagogical University, Russia), Dmitriy BORODIN (University College Ghent, Belgium), and Alexander RODYUKOV (Borisoglebsk State Pedagogical University, Russia)
    International Conference for Innovations and ICT in Education, Lipetsk State Pedagogical University, Russia, April 2010
    Abstracts.
    In this paper authors make an attempt and express their point of view on the post-graduate aspect of the higher education within the Bologna process. Russian system of the doctoral studies contains two significantly different levels: Candidate of Science (PhD, Doctor equivalent in the Bologna declaration) and Doctor of Science (rough equivalent of the experienced and appointed University Professor). The authours express their opinion on the consequences of introducing one-level doctorate researches in Russia and summarize their experience of participating in the European TEMPUS SEXTANT between the higher-education institutions of Russia and European Union as well as Dr. Alexander Rodyukov provides an expertize from the point of view of the head of the Post-graduate studies department in a Russian university.

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