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Additional education as an instrument for raising quality of education at universities: experience of direct implementers

V.E. Shmakov, A.E. Vasiliev
80,00 Р

UDC 378:37.01 


V.E. Shmakov is Director of Additional Education Center of Institute of Computer Science & Technology e-mail: ; and A.E. Vasiliev is Director of Interdepartmental Center “Embedded systems of Automation and Computing” e-mail: at Peter the Great St.-Petersburg Polytechnic University


Discussed are problems of the current stage of educational process in the field of information technology. Organizational and methodological aspects of implementation of educational activities at university are analyzed. Possible approaches are proposed to improve the quality of basic educational process through development of additional educational programs, based on the experience of Additional Education Center that operates at the Institute of Computer Science and Technology at Peter the Great St.-Petersburg Polytechnic University.

Key words: educational process, information technologies, additional education programs, teaching methods.



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