Центр дистанционного образования «Эйдос» (Eidos)
Distance Education Center "Eidos" is a non-profit private educational institution. They are engaged in distance education and professional development of students and teachers since 1998. The purpose of the Center is to develop and implement distance learning technologies in order to assist students and teachers in pursuing their educational needs. Eidos is nationally accredited as an educational institution. Teachers, students, administrators and other staff are located in different cities and even countries and carry out their activities using ICT. The Center works with thousands and in some cases even tens of thousands of people from different cities and areas. Currently more than 350 distance learning courses are offered in four categories: courses for all, advanced training of teachers, courses for students, job seekers, professionals, and courses for students.
The courses are taught at a distance through the means of basic telecommunications and with close support and assistance from the teachers. Participants in distance learning courses are provided with materials on the topics they are studying, training modules etc. Tutors provide constant feedback and help. The process is often aided by online chat discussions. More than 5000 people (not only students) have participated in the courses provided by Eidos.