Open Class

NTF mission:

omprehensive support to development of an effective education and research system as a foundation of the Russian economy and society competitiveness

   

Open Class

 Networking educational communities

 

The Internet-project Open Class. Networking educational communities (www.openclass.ru) was created at the request of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation to develop and support cooperation between teachers, students/pupils and their parents, for enhancing the quality of educational process.

The main objectives are:

  • to increase the amount of educational content in the Russian-language Internet-segment;

  • to create positive Internet behavior model for students in academic studies using network services widespread among young people (literacy, the absence of prohibited content, effective joint educational activities, etc);

  • to provide teachers with effective mechanism for urgent and timely consulting and methodological support, not only on issues relating to developing ICT-competences.

 

The project Open Class is based on principals of openness and accessibility, education through actions and lifelong learning.

Registered users of the website www.openclass.ru can:

  • work and communicate in almost 2000 ongoing communities in the sphere of education;

  • create, post on, debate, evaluate different educational Internet-resources;

  • organize projects and competitions for students and teachers. 

  • train and develop ICT-competences in distant form, participating in training programmes, master classes (workshops) and seminars.

  • debate urgent issues in blogs,  help each other and share experience

 

Facts and Figures:

  1. Audience : more than 138490 registered users

  2. Web-site traffic: more than 20 000 visitors per day

  3. Material posted on the website: more than 141900 files

 

2010 is the Year of the Teacher in Russia. The official Internet-platform of the Year of the Teacher is posted on the Open Class website, where users can:

  • get the information and give comments on the most recent news from regions of Russia;

  • examine official documents and materials of the Year of the Teacher Press-center;

  • take part in an interactive survey

  • see the results of the monitoring on reflecting the Year of the Teacher theme in mass media.

 
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