The Moscow Centre of Education Quality Monitoring will present a 3D biology diagnostics project at the first Education City International Forum.
Those using special glasses will not only be able to see a virtual world but will also be able to fulfil practical tasks as well.
“A virtual lab is a promising project that involves innovative technology designed to assess the quality of education in various subjects. It is based on the assessment of the metasubject learning results and also practical skills. This fits the logic of the Moscow Electronic School project,” said Pavel Kuzmin, director of the Moscow Centre of Education Quality Monitoring.
The centre was one of the first to use virtual reality technology to evaluate student achievements. Interactive 3D diagnostic methods were developed less than a year ago, but over 7,000 children have already used it to test their physics knowledge.
“Laboratory research based on virtual reality technology offers an opportunity to assess the quality of student knowledge in ways that weren’t available before. This is why it is a unique project for our system of education,” Kuzmin said.
Biology diagnostics is based on improved graphics and a more dynamic subject and offers the use of several research methods at a practical stage. Schoolchildren will be able to study plants and animals and also formulate and check their conclusions and conjectures.
Virtual reality technology is good for assessing not just individual students but also team work. The staff at Moscow Centre of Education Quality Monitoring is now creating similar diagnostics technology for other subjects.
The international forum Education City will be held at VDNKh Pavilion No.75 on 7-9 September. Over 30,000 education experts will attend the forum to exchange best practices and share opinions about teaching methods, online resources, equipment and many other issues.