MOOC Production Studio

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The first MOOC production studio in Russia
We started in 2013 when we produced the Bioinformatics course for University of California, San Diego ordered by Pavel Pevzner, Ronald R. Taylor Professor of Computer Science and Director of the NIH Center for Computational Mass Spectrometry.

This course was the first one on Coursera created by a Russian production studio and gained over 35,000 students, who signed up to study on this course.

We then developed into three video studios in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg with a project team of MOOCs producers, designers and video editors. We have now produced over 50 courses.
We are able to handle complex projects and are not afraid to work with new trends
We know how to transfer on-campus course into online form maintaining academic environment specifics. We work with scientific materials, respect copyright, adjust our work process to lecturers' busy schedule, produce multilingual courses with foreign authors and have vast experience in outdoor shooting.
We produce courses for publication on various MOOC platforms
We know how to customize a course syllabus for the capabilities of a certain MOOC provider and how to gather a team of beta-testers and experts to evaluate the course before the launch. The courses of our production are published on Coursera, Iversity, and Russian MOOC providers such as Open Education and our platform Lektorium.
We take part in developing global open education
Lektorium is a part of the Open Education Consortium, а non-profit, social benefit organization operating worldwide. It is a global network of educational institutions and organizations, and supports an approach to education based on openness, including collaboration, innovation, collective development and use of open educational materials.

A particular committee of the Consortium monitors the evolution of massive open online courses. Committee members manage intellectual property in MOOCs, including the use of open licenses. They also develop the quality criteria of open content and supervises innovative practices, trends and open educational strategies in which MOOCs are used.
For more information contact us: office@lektorium.tv
Examples of our work
Pavel Pevzner, Professor of University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Diego, 2013
In order to tell wide audience about a new technology in genetics, Pavel Pevzner, Professor of University of California, San Diego, launched a course on Coursera.

The course was produced with our help and gained over 35,000 students.
The Changing Arctic
Tomsk State University, 2015
Nobel laureate Terry Callaghan had a very busy schedule, so we filmed his course in record time — only several days. An English-speaking team was formed especially for him.

The course’s Russian subtitles were created by our beta-testers.
The Changing Arctic, Tomsk State University. Screenshot of a course video
Einführung in die Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Hochschule Landshut. Screenshot of a course video
Einführung in die Betriebswirtschaftslehre (Introduction to Management)
Hochschule Landshut (University of Applied Sciences Landshut), 2016
The author of this course could only visit Russia to film for one week. The course had to start exactly at the beginning of a semester.

We enlarged the preproduction stage to work out the details. Due to this, we were able to film in just three days, and the rest was done remotely.

This is the first MOOC of the University of Applied Sciences Landshut.
Astrophysics: from stars to boundaries of the Universe
Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, 2016
A great amount of scientific materials was needed for the syllabus of this course. Our team contacted NASA, ESA and Max Planck Institute to agree upon usage of images, computer models and to retain safe legal ground. As a result, this course has the sound of pulsars, the explosions of supernovae and the first seconds of a neutron star’s life.
Astrophysics: from stars to boundaries of the Universe, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. Screenshot of a course video
Ecological parasitology, University of Tyumen. Screenshot of a course video
Ecological parasitology
University of Tyumen, 2016
For this course we needed high-resolution images that were impossible to buy from stock photography. Many of those provided by the author didn’t have a permission for free use. We held a contest of illustrators and created scientifically accurate images of parasites to diagram their life cycle and ceded the copyright to the university.

To show how the digestion system of an Ixodidae (hard tick) works, we collaborated with the Visual Science company to develop an interactive widget.
Kunstkamera Y is a common special project of paperpaper.media and the Kunstkamera, one of the richest ethnographical museums in the world. For the project we carried out special on-the-spot camerawork in the museum’s repository, as we couldn’t use additional lightning because of the exhibits' fragility.
Kunstkamera Y. Screenshot of a project video
The Petersburg bridges, Lektorium. Screenshot of a course video
For these courses we shot the views of Petersburg that were described in classical books. We chose the best angles of showplaces and carried out field photography in houses where the great Russian writers lived.

More about our courses
Science communication course, ITMO University
ITMO University, 2016

The first course of ITMO’s master’s program "Science communication". This program was established in 2016
Genetics course, Novosibirsk State University
Novosibirsk State University, 2015

The first course in genetics specialization program
School chemistry course, Center of school teachers excellence
Center of school teachers excellence, 2015−2016

The first of Russian further education courses for teachers in MOOC form.

Eight courses were launched during 2015. 10,754 participants all over Russia studied them on Lektorium’s platform.
MOOC "Current threats in computer security", Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab, 2016

The course on "digital hygiene" for high school and university students from the largest privately-owned cybersecurity company in the world.

Our partners
We produce online courses for the leading universities and schools of Russia and Europe, further education centres for teachers and developers of state educational programs. We work with museums and companies that support educational initiatives and social projects.
For more information contact us: office@lektorium.tv
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