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04 December 2018, 17:10

Belarusian schools to embrace multimedia teaching media

Pavel Lis and Noviy Disk Executive Director Boris Gershuni
Pavel Lis and Noviy Disk Executive Director Boris Gershuni

MINSK, 4 December (BelTA) – Interactive teaching media and courses created with cutting-edge technologies will be actively used in Belarusian schools. The plans are stipulated by the cooperation agreement signed by the central information and analysis center of the Belarusian Education Ministry and the Russian company Noviy Disk, BelTA has learned. The document was signed during the second international forum Information Technologies in Education (ITE 2018).

Director of the central information and analysis center Pavel Lis said: “The modern digital textbook is not some hardcopy released as a PDF file. It is all about presenting the teaching material in brand new ways. Audio and video content allows affecting different senses and contributes to more profound understanding of the subject. The development of quality multimedia educational content needs a lot of money, this is why cooperation with a leading Russian developer represents an excellent opportunity to adapt the practices, which have proven effective in Russia, to the Belarusian curriculum.”

In 2019 Belarusian school students will be able to get their hands on multimedia textbooks on natural sciences as an experiment. Teachers will be able to take tutorials on how to work with multimedia teaching media.

Noviy Disk is Russia's largest developer and vendor of multimedia educational content, digital systems for education management and remote learning. The teaching materials are created using cutting-edge technologies and live up to world standards.

The second international forum Information Technologies in Education (ITE 2018) took place in Minsk on 28-30 November. The forum was meant to help use effectively and encourage broader adoption of information and communication technologies in education. It was also supposed to attract the attention of the general public to digital transformation processes in education. Establishing business contacts and expanding interregional and international cooperation in education were also high on the agenda. BelTA acted as a mass media partner of the forum.

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