Institute of Distance Education of TSU
Institute of Distance Education (IDE TSU) was created by the order of the TSU Rector on June 3, 1998, to form a research and educational area of Tomsk State University based on modern telecommunication and information technology, to concentrate the efforts of every university department; to coordinate their work in distance education development and its integration into university educational process; and to enable several education programs to use distance technologies. Since 2005 the Institute has coordinated activities of TSU departments in the sphere of supplementary education. Since 2013 IDE has provided methodological and technical support for e-learning to university and supplementary educational programs. Since 2014 IDE has been the TSU department responsible for producing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).