MOOC in the Context of Modern Education: Towards the Digital University

International Research and Practice Conference

17th-19th of April, 2017


About the Conference

Conference events are aimed at searching for possible solutions to today’s challenges in online pedagogy and developing the eLearning system; discussing the prospects of MOOCs in light of the digital universities that are being established; and defining and analyzing methods of enhancing the quality of eLearning.

information letter Conference program

The Conference Participants will be Able to:

unleash the teaching principles of open education

extend their understanding of the impact that eLearning has on educational and research processes in a university

analyze national practices of integrating MOOCs into the institutions of professional education

analyze national practices of integrating MOOCs into the institutions of professional education

develop their own model of integrating MOOCs into a learning process (university, school, career college, or company)

Our Target Audience

  • specialists in open and electronic learning
  • university representatives involved in MOOC production
  • MOOC authors
  • university young instructors and MA and PhD students
  • staff of secondary and post-secondary institutions
  • business administrators and enterprises' employees
  • all who are interested in using MOOCs effectively in their institutions and enriching their practical skills in online course production

The Conference Includes a Range of Scientific and Practical Events:

Research Session

Key topics

  • ELearning: research, models, and technologies
  • Psychology, pedagogy, and culture of online education
  • Integrating online courses into university education
  • ELearning for basic and secondary professional education
  • Online course design
  • Employers’ involvement in MOOC production
  • MOOC management and particularities
  • Quality of eLearning
  • Informational and marketing potential in MOOCs: big data in education
  • MOOCs and lifelong learning
  • Current IT in eLearning


  • Russian and international specialists and researchers in eLearning and online pedagogy
  • local governmental entities of higher, secondary, professional, and basic education
  • practicing instructors, MOOC authors
  • managers and training specialists from Russian and international universities and open eLearning platforms (national open education platform, Lektorium, Stepic, Coursera)
  • psychologists and other specialists in open and electronic education in Russia, the USA, Canada, Norway, and other countries

Languages – Russian and English (simultaneous interpretation)

Practices in Blended Learning

Conference participants will share their experience in integrating online courses into higher education programs and using MOOCs in a learning process.


Maria Berezina
Instructional designer, Coursera (USA)

McKay Roozen
Regional manager, Global partnerships, Coursera (USA)

Vasily Tretyakov
Assistant vice rector on educational technologies and territory network Ural Federal University, Chairman of the Executive Board, Association “National Platform for Open Education”, developer of the high priority project “Modern digital educational environment”

Leopold Hamminger
Pedagogy Director, European Virtual High School (Europa Virtuelle Volkshochschule) (Austria)

William Cope
Professor, Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, College of Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA)

Marina Vayndorf - Sysoeva
Professor, Chair of technology and professional education at Institute of physics, technology, and informational systems, Moscow State University of Education

Alexander Kondakov
Director General, Mobile Electronic Education, President, Institute of mobile educational systems, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Education

Vladimir Dyomkin
Vice-Rector for Network-Based Information Activities Graduated from TSU Faculty of Physics in 1973, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor

Galina Mozhaeva
Executive director, StrAU Institute of Human of Digital Era, Director, Institute of Distance Education, head of e-learning projects at Tomsk State University

Yakov Somov
Director General, enlightenment project “Lektorium” (Лекториум), Methodology specialist at Presidential Physics and Mathematics lyceum №239

Valentina Shamshovich
Executive director at Association of educational organizations “E-learning in Bashkortostan republic”, Math Department vice chairman at Ufa state petroleum technological university, General Education Honorary Employee of the Russian Federation

Tim van der Zee
PhD, ICLON School of Teaching, Leiden University (Netherlands)

Charles Duquette
Lecturer, Marketing Coordinator, Maryland English Institute, University of Maryland (USA)

Noemi Azzolina
MOOC project manager and instructional designer, University of Bocconi (Italy)

Jon Rosewell
Senior lecturer, The Open University, specialist in e-learning quality assurance, European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (UK)

Anton Sazhin
Director General, National open school program

Dmitry Abbakumov
Head of the Center for psychometric studies in e-learning, Higher School of Economics, PhD student and junior researcher, ITEC KU Leuven (Belgium)

Anna Glotova
Development Director, educational platform Stepik

Sergey Timkin
Institute for Lifelong and Open Education, Dostoevsky Omsk State University, Executive director of the Association of Omsk regional electronic university
Светлана Калмыкова
Svetlana Kalmykova
Vice Director at Open Education Center, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University

Natalya Bondarenko
PR manager, National Platform for Open Education

Sergey Philippov
Head of the Center for Robotics at Presidential Physics and Mathematics lyceum №239, head of the city methodology union for robotics teachers in Saint Petersburg, trainer of winners and laureates of international competitions RobotChallenge and World Robot Olympiad

Alexander Kuptsov
MOOC production manager, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Margarita Efremova
Head of the MOOC support center, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Artem Koshkin
Engineer at Open Education Center, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University

Maria Chapaikina
Engineer at Open Education Center, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University

Lyubov Ruliene
Professor, Chair of Pedagogy, senior methodology specialist, Center for IT and distance education, Buryat State University

Sergey Chemezov
Head of the Department for Distance Education, Ural State Medical University
Илья Аксенов
Ilya Aksenov
Programme Coordinator of the educational program “Finance”, National Research University Higher School of Economics

Svetlana Veledinskaya
Assistant director Institute of e-learning, Tomsk Polytechnic University

Olga Isakova
Head of Education and Methodology department, Faculty of Distance Education, Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics

Olesya Babanskaya
Head of Science and Methodology Department, TSU e-learning manager

Alexander Khalfin
Assistant director, “Electronic platforms”

Oleg Lukyanov
Head of the Chair for Personal Psychology, Psychology Department (TSU), author of 2 online courses

Anastasia Stipek
Psychologist and consultant, art therapist, senior lab specialist, Chair for Personal Psychology, Psychology Department (TSU), author of 2 online courses

Valery Petrova
Associate professor, Chair for Organizational Psychology, author of 3 online courses

Nadezhda Zilberman
Associate professor at the Department of Humanitarian Problems for Informatics (TSU), author of an online course on social robotics

Marina Grekova
Senior instructor, Russian language department (TSU), co-author of an online course on Russian as a second language

Natalia Karnaukhova
senior lecturer, Chair for Social Communications, Psychology Department (TSU), head of the TSU online specialization authoring team
Татьяна Ромашова
Tatiana Romashova
associate professor, Chair of Geography, Geology and Geography Department (TSU), author of the MOOC "Amazing world of Geography"
Владимир Вымятнин
Vladimir Vymyatnin
associate professor, Chair for Plasma Physics (TSU)

Artem Feshchenko
Head of Informational resources and technologies, Institute of Distance Education (TSU), MOOC promotion specialist

Ulyana Zakharova
Science and methodology specialist, Institute of Distance Education (TSU), instructional designer, analyst-researcher of the TSU MOOC project

Olga Dvoryankina
Cutter, Institute of Distance Education (TSU)

Ekaterina Arenkina
Science and methodology specialist, Institute of Distance Education (TSU), online platform support specialist for TSU MOOCs

Andrey Parkhomenko
Cameraman, Institute of Distance Education (TSU)

Want to be a Speaker?

You are welcome to participate as a speaker and to share your research results (max. 15 minutes presentation). The program committee selects the submissions basing on the absract attached to the registration form. After the notification of acceptance the speaker should provide the presentation slides to the report.

About the Abstract

  • Max. 250 words
  • Please include the following information

Research Session

  • topic of the research
  • questions considered
  • participants
  • methods, results, and conclusion

Practices in Blended Learning

  • Educational program and an integrated online course
  • Integration model and the results

You could also provide a link to your previous conference presentations or a video abstract in the registration form.

Important Dates

25 March
Speaker submissions for Research Session and Practices in Blended Learning
28 March
Notification of acceptance/rejection
1 April
Camera-ready presentations for Research Session and Practices in Blended Learning

The best submissions we will recommend for publication in the journal “Modern management technology” (ISSN 2226-9339 (Online)).

Journal Indexing:

  • RSCI (Russian Science Citation Index) and SCIENCE INDEX
  • database Ulrich's Periodicals Directory of American publishing Bowker
  • DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals as an open-access journal
  • OpenAIRE (European database of Open Access articles)
  • Google Scholar

Registration open!

5th Siberian MOOC School

The TSU online projects team will offer students, postgraduates, and young instructors a range of practical events (trainings, business games, workshops) and a chance to record a part of their video lecture in a studio and have it analyzed with a cameraman and a cutter, as part of the 5th Siberian School “Massive open online courses: production, promotion, and application”.


All the video recordings and presentations will be sent to you after the conference is over.



Speaker submissions for Research Session and Practices in Blended Learning


Notification of acceptance/rejection


Camera-ready presentations for Research Session and Practices in Blended Learning


Registration for online participants


Conference (from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (GMT+06:00))

Contact Us

Ekaterina Arenkina
(3822) 52-94-94
all the conference events, hotel reservation