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Yandex to launch educational initiative center at North-Caucasus Federal University Federal University (NCFU) and Yandex will open a joint educational initiatives center in the beginning of a new school year; the venter will focus on developing e-learning in Stavropol Region, the university’s press service told reporters on Thursday.

«North-Caucasus Federal University is launching a center for educational initiatives NCFU-Yandex. NCFU and Yandex specialists are joining forces to develop and implement educational e-learning projects», said the university.

The new center will introduce e-learning and online education technologies in educational institutions not only in Stavropol Region, but also in other regions of the North Caucasus Federal District. «We are confident that the development of digital educational technologies and the updating of teaching practices in this regard will improve the quality of education and boost the region's social and economic development,» said Dmitry Bespalov, Acting Rector of the North-Caucasus Federal University.

The university and Yandex will cooperate in three areas: work with teachers, students and the development of teachers' skills. «We will introduce them to our Yandex.Education service, and the joint implementation of the program 'I am a Teacher' will allow Stavropol teachers to undergo online pedagogical competencies' check ups, master digital resources, modern teaching practices and develop communication skills with students in a digital educational environment », said Dmitry Rastvorov, Yandex director for promoting educational initiatives at government bodies, the press service reports.