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HSE Online covers all of HSE’s online education projects. Its main focus is the development of HSE’s social accountability as a centre of top quality education. HSE Online’s team is engaged in the development and provision of support to long-distance learning, as well as creating online courses for both HSE students and learners from all corners of the world, which helps to promote the university on the global market for educational services.
For students, HSE Online is a way to engage with the university via the screen. For teachers, it means an audience consisting of several thousands of curious and eager students. For researchers, it’s a promising platform for new discoveries. And for HSE, it means new models for teaching and study. Further details can be found here.
Online Education at HSE
Catalogue of MOOCs
Edited by: Е. Ю. Кулик
М.: Национальный исследовательский университет "Высшая школа экономики", 2018.
Abbakumov D., Desmet P., Van den Noortgate W.
Heliyon. 2018. Vol. 4. No. 12. P. 1-15.
Kulik E., Kidimova K. A.
In bk.: Proceedings of Work in Progress Papers of the Experience and Research Tracks and Position Papers of the Policy Track at EMOOCs 2017. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2017. P. 118-127.
Edited by: Е. Ю. Кулик, У. Кускин
М.: Национальный исследовательский университет "Высшая школа экономики", 2017.
Yulia V. Taratuhina, Bleskina I.
M.: Yanus-K, 2017.
Is it possible to assess the effectiveness of eLearning processes? Can online courses win the confidence of students and teachers the same way as face-to-face lectures? Is it possible to enhance the diagnostic value of online exams?
These and many other issues are considered by the HSE Centre for Psychometric Research in eLearning. Launched as part of the HSE eLearning Office in 2016, the Centre was the first institute in Russia to analyze psychometric problems in online education.
The Centre’s specialists carry out statistical and psychometric evaluations of online courses, as well as develop new analytical instruments. They also work in close collaboration with teachers and course authors so that they can make courses clearer and more effective for students.
One of the Centre’s innovations includes automatic psychometric analysis service, which was developed at the request of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science under the auspices of the ‘Modern Digital Educational Environment in the Russian Federation’ project. This service can automatically analyze results according to four criteria: difficulty of content, student's abilities, student's comprehension of course content, and analysis of evaluation materials. Thanks to this service, course authors now not only receive feedback from learners, but also recommendations on how to improve course contents and delivery.
For instance, the Centre’s researchers have also worked up a psychometric model, which can identify course learners, who might try to cheat (e.g., try to guess test answers).
In addition to applied tasks in online education, the Centre's team strives to promote psychometrics as an academic field and present their research results at Russian and international events. The Centre's Head, Dmitry Abbakumov, became the first researcher to give a presentation about Russian psychometric science at the International Conference of the Psychometric Society held in 2018 at Columbia University (New York, USA).