Since March 16, the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University has been conducting all academic programs online, using the Microsoft Teams platform for remote work. The transition was required to be completed in a short time, and hundreds of students and dozens of lecturers had to figure it out with online tools. Students Kamila Isakova, Albert Mallyamov, Maya Shafranskaya, Liana Navshirvanova and Daria Vikulova volunteered to help their colleagues deal with the system. We asked them about the advantages of the platform and how to effectively study and work online.
A new 6-week online course on awareness development has started at GSOM SPbU. The pilot launch of the project took place in 2019, and feedback on the course proved the relevance of such practice in a business school.
On March 28, the previously planned GSOM Bachelor Programs' Open Day had to be postponed in connection with the publication of Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of March 25, 2020 No. 206 “On the announcement of non-working days in the Russian Federation".
GSOM SPbU has provided its academic programs in an online format for the past two weeks. We have talked with Bachelor and Master students to find out their first impressions about their experience with online education.
MegaFon has supported GSOM SPbU in transferring the educational process to an online format. The technological solutions provided by the telecommunications company MegaFon will also enable the business school to provide a hotline for this online transition.
On March 16, it was decided to conduct all classes in online format using the capabilities of Microsoft Teams and BlackBoard
There, faculty, staff and students can find answers to the most common questions about transferring education to online and contacts for communication in order to quickly solve the problem
The <5g_Dream_Lab> at GSOM continues to work on projects using the fifth generation network in an online format. Students and alumni continue to develop products to present them to the expert commission on June 30, 2020.
On March 19, GSOM SPbU together with the consulting company Gartner held a seminar to ensure business continuity and employee safety in a pandemic. Participants in the online session were representatives of HR and IT departments of the companies — members of GSOM Advisory Board, the administration of St. Petersburg University, as well as faculty and employees of the School.
The decision to quickly transfer teaching to the online format was made on March 16 due to the worsening epidemiological situation. In an unprecedentedly short time, the School took all the necessary measures to provide professors with the necessary equipment, connect students to the online platform and create and distribute instructions. Volunteer students underwent additional training and now provide technical support to fellow students when connecting and configuring these new educational services.