Mind Will Enable Remote Learning at the Best Schools in the Country

13 January Mind has entered into a co-operation agreement with the Moscow State Institute of International Relations and the Department of Education of the Lomonosov Moscow State University. These educational institutions will be able to use the Mind software, which provides video conferencing, webinars and real time collaboration using the Internet, in academic activities.

The use of Mind services enables the colleges to provide educational services using a video communication system whose quality is comparable to the participation effect. This means that more people will be able to have excellent education by attending online classes in the best schools in the country (this is especially important for residents of remote regions of Russia or for people with limitations on attending schools). Furthermore, students attending day classes will now have an opportunity to attend classes taught by professors worldwide, or to discuss research and development projects using model, sketch or other 3-D displays. The new technologies enable individual approach to students, which improves the effectiveness of the education process.

“Today, everyone understands that video conferencing is an inherent part of the modern-day education. Unfortunately, oftentimes, the link quality is less than perfect: either the picture is all wobbly, or the sound is lost, or something else happens. So you have communication in theory, but not in practice,” said the Dean of the Department of Education of the Lomonosov Moscow State University Nikolay Rozov. “We need an effective, working system, not just video conferencing ‘for reporting purposes’. That’s why we chose the Mind product.”

“We prefer the Mind product because it is a very convenient video conferencing system,” said the Deputy Director of the Institute of Continued Education of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations Oksana Ushakova. “We already had the first trial video seminar on career development for teachers. We are happy with the results and we plan to continue working with Mind in the future.”