14 january 10:30–11:30


 Studio, Edge
Makar Goncharov, Vice President of Development, Skyeng
Pavel Zenkovich, Vice President for Development, Prosveshchenie Group of Companies
Sergey Mardanov, Director of University Relations, VK
Natalya Popova, First Deputy General Director, Innopraktika
The quarantine restrictions caused by the spread of COVID-19 and the lockdown of the population have prompted almost all areas of human activity to go online. Education was no exception, on the contrary, it was schools, colleges and universities that took the first hit of the pandemic restrictions. The role of distance technologies and digital platforms in learning has been widely reflected in the public agenda. It is the increased role of technology in education and the multiplication of users by leading EdTech companies that has increased government attention to the regulation of basic and further education.
Dynamic development is based on competition. Only the variability in the choice of online tools and the availability of companies in the market capable of rapidly creating products and testing hypotheses confirmed by market demand will help to preserve the technological advantage of Russian EdTech and, consequently, education over the rest of the world.

Questions for discussion:
• What is currently happening in segments of traditional education? What kind of educational architecture is the state building in education over the next 2-3 years and what tasks will it accomplish?
• Is there a place for Russian EdTech in the general and secondary education system and what is the role of the regulator in this area?
• What does Russia's EdTech lack in order for our country to have its first EdTech unicorn?
• Is Russia keeping pace with international experience in developing educational ecosystems or do we have our own particular path?
• What are the barriers to EdTech development and what technologies will be in demand in the next 2-3 years?