Asteros.EDU Distance Learning System
Asteros.EDU is an online distance learning system based on modern training and knowledge assessment methodology developed by Asteros Consulting. This system is widely used by the Federal Education Agency of Russia.
Asteros.EDU functionality supports core teaching and learning processes:
- Training program, course and schedule design plus development of multimedia training content such lectures, projects and tests
- Development of individual learning plans and automated test assignment and evaluation
- Tests, exams and anonymous questionnaires
- Group projects and conferences (including teleconferences and video calls)
- Knowledge assessment for students (electronic markbooks/agendas) and teachers
- Attendance monitoring and statistics; student proficiency assessment
- Training courses delivered in internationally recognized SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004 content delivery formats
- Course export to electronic media
- Asteros.EDU is accessible over Internet from all over the world. The system contains a special toolset to support learning process without the need to be online all the time
- Time to deploy depends on customer's IT infrastructure readiness and may range from 1 to 6 months
- A simple and intuitive web interface and easy integration of Asteros.EDU with other information systems such as library systems, databases, ERP systems, etc.
- The system is based on open-source Sakai platform significantly reducing implementation costs
- Due to low support costs Asteros.EDU is an affordable choice for schools and universities with limited budgets for innovation
Asteros.EDU is currently used in 12 universities including St. Petersburg State University, Moscow State Linguistic University, North Caucasus State Technical University, Kuban State University, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod and Tatar State University of Humanities and Education. It contains over 1000 courses on different subjects and is available to more than 30 thousand students. Eight additional universities are scheduled for connection to the system by the end of 2009. Apart from educational institutions, this system is an excellent choice for geographically distributed organizations as a training tool for their regional staff.
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