the effectiveness of educational innovations and practices
student and teacher engagement with educational technologies
patterns of EdTech usage through digital traces
international think tanks and scholars in the evaluation of educational innovations
Topic Map of Our Studies
In this programme, students learn how to develop informed solutions related to educational policy, business, and science based on data and the latest theories. Students gain an understanding of the economics of educational products and management principles.
2 years, Full-time programme (in Russian)
In this course, students are introduced to the practical aspects of EdTech research and the foundations of online educational experiences.
Elective course for HSE students
This programme is aimed at developing assessment instruments that take into account individual personality features.
2 years, Full-time programme
We conduct practical and fundamental research into education based on an interdisciplinary approach.
Impact evaluation, implementation of digital technology in schools, online learning
Impact evaluation educational reforms, machine learning
Social-emotional skills and EdTech, student engagement
Impact evaluation, technological stress, academic achievement
Wellbeing and burnout, social network analysis, digital traces
Higher Education in Federal Countries: A Comparative Study
Higher Education in Federal Countries: A Comparative Study is a unique study of higher education in nine federal countries—the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, China and India. In this book, leading international scholars discuss the role of federalism and how it shapes higher education in major nation-state actors on the world stage. The editors develop an overarching comparative analysis of the dynamics of central and regional power in higher education, and the national case studies explain how each federal and federal-like higher education system has evolved and how it functions in what are highly varied contexts.
The book makes a major contribution to higher education studies and defines a new field of comparative analysis. It also provides important insights into comparative governance and the study of federalism and federal arrangements, with their particular historical, political, legal and economic dimensions.
L.: Sage, 2018.
Women in gig economy work less in the evenings
Women have been systematically disadvantaged in the labour market. This could be explained by a complex association of factors, such as the lower speed of women’s professional growth within companies, their under-representation in management positions, and the unequal distribution of caregiving and housework between men and women. The rise of the gig economy—a market system that is based on hiring independent contractors and freelance workers as opposed to creating full-time contracts—has brought researchers and policymakers into a discussion on the effects of online platforms and flexible work arrangements on labour market gender parity. In this study, we examine the case of the largest online English-language school in Eastern Europe, Skyeng. Data on 6,461,404 lessons given by 13,571 teachers demonstrate that women had fewer working hours than men in most age categories, but especially for ages 30–35. The workload deficit for the women could be partly attributed to the fact that they worked less often than the men did in the evenings (7–10 p.m.). We conclude that, despite the flexible work arrangements the gig economy has offered, the women taught fewer classes than the men (i.e., having fewer paid working hours), which in turn led to a gender pay gap. The rapid growth of the gig economy makes it important to monitor gender-gap dynamics as well as discuss potential mechanisms eliminating gender inequality in the labour market.
Scientific Reports. 2022. Vol. 12.
Will digital platforms help to bridge the gender gap in educational achievement by fostering a growth mindset?
In bk.: 15th International Technology, Education and Development Conference: Online Conference. 8-9 March, 2021. Valencia: IATED Academy, 2021. P. 5363-5368.
The Precision of Symbolic Numerical Representation in Verbal Format Has an Indirect Effect on Math Performance in First GradeNumerical information can be represented in three formats: two symbolic (visual (digits) and verbal (number words)) and one nonsymbolic (analog) format. Studies have shown that the precision of symbolic numerical representation is associated with math performance. The precision of symbolic representation is mostly discussed as the precision of representation in a visual format, whereas the precision of representation in verbal format and its relation with math performance is less studied. The current study examines the precision of symbolic numerical representation in visual and verbal formats and the relationship between such precision and math performance when controlling for prior math performance, nonsymbolic numerical representation, phonological processing, reading skills and working memory. We used data from 367 Russian first graders (mean age, 7.6 years; 53% girls). To assess the precision of symbolic numerical representation, magnitude comparison tasks with digits and number words were used. It was found that the precision of symbolic representation in verbal format did not have a direct effect on math performance, but has an indirect effect via visual format of symbolic representation, even when controlling for prior math performance and other cognitive abilities.
PSYCHOLOGY. WP BRP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2020. No. 120.