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Distance learning: challenges of mass transition to online earning education

D.N. Ivanov

UDC 378-042:004

D.N. Ivanov is Cand. Sci. (History), Ass. Prof. at Department of International Entrepreneurship at St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation e-mail:

Discussed is the problem of some range of challenges, specific for the Russian system of education on the way to massive distant learning in the first half of 2020. The article raises two main questions. The first is the question of providing the conformity of technical requirements, needed for functioning of programs, applying for distant learning, with technical capabilities of computers and other gadgets, that students use to get access to online education programs. Author concludes, that this problem may be partially solved by optimization programs for distant learning for using with low end technic. The second question is the way to make impossible student’s cheating while the attestation including fake technical problems (such as non-working web-camera). The author makes the conclusion about necessity of adding to the distant learning complex special addon for monitoring student’s gadgets during the intermediate certification: its operability, using programs and apps in time of exam.

Key words: distant learning, intermediate certification, computer, gadget, student’s behavior.