One of the major trends in the development of modern education is e-learning and distance envi-ronment.
Recently distance learning has become increasingly widespread, as it allows students to:
train in the most convenient time;
reduce transportation costs;
find the best combination of study/ work/ family, while following a continuous learning process;
reach a large audience of users;
provide more opportunities in learning for people with disabilities.
For many organizations, universities and training centers the right choice of a LMS and selection of qualified staff is a key to success in organizing distance learning process.
Corporate sector is seeking to reduce the cost of training its staff, while receiving the most compe-tent and comfortable learning process. The modern LMS provides the best way to automate all the processes of a corporate training center, and an effective knowledge management system in a company. Such modules that make up the LMS as «Personnel Assessment» and «Competence, development and recruitment» are becoming indispensable.
Currently, the labor market has slightly changed: the shortage of staff in this occupational group was and remains a challenge for employers. Therefore, professionals who know the distance tech-nologies and who are able to administer an LMS, are becoming one of the most sought after in the field of information distance training technologies.
The first semester is joint for different specializations.and allows students to explore the concepts of information systems and software products at all stages of the development and implementation cycles, to acquire the basic knowledge and skills in programming, network construction and the use of modern information technologies.
The second part of the curriculum allows students to learn the basic principles of distance learning environment using LMS, look into the basic components of LMS and their functional modules, learn the principles of creating and publishing e-course, get to know Open Source LMS Moodle v2.2 (basic kit), as well as the most famous Russian developments.
Obtaining the necessary knowledge and skills for working with the basic tools of the most common LMS, studying their functional capacities, getting skills in the development of the main components of a distance course.
The program is designed for:
Professionals in training (LMS administrators, webinars administrators, experts on downloading content and everyone willing to get to know the work of LMS-systems);
Teachers supervising the group in a remote environment;
Educational content authors who want to upload themselves their digital content in an LMS;
Specialists in personnel training in an organization, using distance learning techniques;
People who start working in distance learning systems (LMS).
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Program duration Professional retraining program: 808 academic hours (12 months).Advanced training program: 378 academic hours.
16-24 hours per week
40 hours per week
Weekend class sessions
Training in such groups is organized on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 5 PM with a lunch break and two coffee breaks.
The course is taught partly in the distance learning format: electronic seminars in the distance learn-ing system and on-line lectures (webinars). Such format allows to involve real practitioners in the training.
On-site sessions are held in the classrooms equipped with modern technologies that meet all the re-quirements for effective learning. During the practical trainings teachers will demonstrate imple-mentation of the necessary work/procedures and will individually help to cope with all the encoun-tered difficulties.
Distance learning group
Training of the group is carried out with the use of advanced distance learning technologies and the latest interactive and multimedia solutions.
On-line lectures (webinars) allow students to maintain contact with teachers in real time, ask ques-tions and repeat all actions performed by teachers and students on their computer desktop. Students can watch the most successfully recorded webinars 24/7.
E-learning (electronic seminars) allows students to explore further all the practical aspects of the chosen program. Teachers provide and evaluate solutions of complex cases, the quality of coding, conducting system configurations, as well as stimulate discussions of the results and relevant issues for the students at the forum within the Distance Learning System.
On-line testing allows students to independently assess their level of academic achievement and identify issues for a more thorough examination and discussion with the teacher.
Each training program is followed by the final testing.
Diploma of Higher Education (bachelor’s, specialist’s, master’s degree) or Diploma of Non-University Level Higher Education (technical school, college).
Diplomas and certificates: Upon completion of the retraining programs graduates receive a Diploma of Professional Retraining, giving the right to work in the chosen field.Upon completion of advanced training programs, graduates receive a certificate confirming acquisition of additional professional skills and extended professional potential.