‘Moscow Electronic School’ Platform Gives Students Access to Over 5, 300 Learning Simulators

Service made available to teachers, who can study diagnostic exercises recommending to their students.

The Moscow Electronic School platform (MES) has approximately 1,200 new online simulators for the third school term and Modules 4 and 5. Using the Self-diagnosis service, students in grades 2 to 11 can test their knowledge and prepare for test papers or final exams. Functional literacy tests based on international research are also available.

The most popular online simulators are for mathematics (over 600,000 launches), chemistry (over 240,000 launches), Russian (over 500,000 launches) and English (almost 250,000 launches). To test their knowledge, users currently have access to more than 5,300 tasks with different levels of difficulty – starter, basic, specialist and Olympiad. When performing the exercises, students need to give a short answer, choose one or more correct answers, fill in tables and compare data.

The tasks can be accessed by entering the Self-diagnosis section of the MES library and indicating the required grade level and subject.

Online simulators are also available in the Electronic Diary service by opening the Self-diagnosis tab in the Education section and then selecting the relevant subject followed by any of the proposed self-diagnostic activities for that subject. The simulators can be used an unlimited number of times. The results are available immediately after completion of the exercise and are stored in the user’s personal account on mos.ru and in an electronic diary where students can compare current and previous results. More recently, the service has been made available to teachers, who can study the diagnostic exercises and recommend them to their students. The self-diagnosis results do not affect school grades.

The MES library is a service offered by the Moscow Electronic School project, developed by the city’s Department of Education and Science in cooperation with the Department of Information Technology. The resource contains almost 53,000 lesson scenarios, 9,000 video tutorials, more than 1,700 electronic teaching aids, 348 textbooks, more than 135,000 interactive educational apps, 8 unique virtual laboratories, and 245 works of fiction.