The Largest University in Russia start using SRS, Moscow


Lecturers and key personnel at Lomonosov Moscow State University, have requested to start using the online Student Response System (SRS) developed by the DEEL-team at Sør-Trøndelag University College (HiST). They plan to implement SRS both in lectures and whole courses at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies. The University has also expressed interest towards further cooperation with HiST in new R&D-projects, especially considering M-learning and development of new methodology to be used in new digital learning environments.

After meeting with the Deputy Dean at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies, Professor Svetlana Titova, at the Inted2012 conference in Valencia March 2012, representatives from HiST was invited to attend a conference at Russias biggest University, Lomonosov Moscow State University.

The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies at Moscow State are going to use SRS in several courses autumn 2012. The first testing will be in a course for English as a foreign language, lectured by PhD.-candidate Anna Avramenko. This course is mainly being taught online, and is based on using new availble technology. Avramenko is together with Professor Titova currently developing a new course about M-learning that is supposed to start in September 2012, where they want to utilize SRS and also the DEEL-teams expertize to create awareness about M-learning throughout Russia.


Several other lecturers has also expressed interest towards using SRS in their lectures. There can be as many as 200 students attending lectures at Moscow State University, and the lectures last for 75 minutes continously. This creates a need for the lecturers towards knowing how much the students actually are learning from the subjects being taught, something SRS will help them with. The President of the Faculty, Professor Svetlana G. Ter-Minasova (in the middle of the picture at the top of the article), is very supportive, and encourages the lecturers to use new technology to enhance learning at the University.

There are also discussion about how to cooperate in new R&D-projects. Professor Alla L. Nazarenko, Head of Departement for Linguistics and IT at Moscow State University was very interested in the design and use of new Digital Learning Environments, and wanted to use DEEL expertize in rebuilding the computer rooms at Moscow State University. They are also interested in the Activity Based Training-methodology that currently are being further exploited in the project EuroPlast, co-funded by the EU-commission.

SRS 2.0, PELE 1.5, Eval 1.0 and iLike 1.0 are available for use.