This project sought to assist Mail.ru Group in addressing the identified shortage of technical talent that emanates from inadequacies in the Russian education system. Through surveys of Russian secondary students and interviews with technology company managers and professionals in the education field, the project team validated Mail.ru’s concerns about the need to enhance IT education in secondary schools and determined the most effective methods for stimulating secondary school students’ interest in informatics. The team worked in conjunction with students from WPI, FU, BMSTU, MSU to construct a mobile application prototype that combines theory with interactive games to stimulate interest in informatics from a young age. Further development and implementation of this tool is forthcoming.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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