Developed at SPbU Faculty of Philology
by charitable donation from the Russkiy Mir Foundation
Russkiy Mir Foundation
Lectures Online

A video lecture is a dialogue of lecturers with their long-distance audience, happening in real time and providing an opportunity for live communication during the process of distant learning.

The idea of delivering video lectures is still relatively new, but due to the active promotion and development of broadband Internet access in Russia, this method has become increasingly popular in the field of education. A video lecture takes advantage of all the benefits of the videoconferencing technologies; moreover, it provides for a communication between the lecturer and the audience that is highly interactive. Transmission of video images in real time creates the effect of actual presence at the lecture, as if the listeners were sitting in the lecture hall directly facing the lecturer.

Introducing the system of video lectures at the AUDEAMUS website will enable every participant to study courses and take part in seminars provided by the leading professors and scholars of St. Petersburg State University, while physically being in any part of the world which has Internet access. Scholars and professors participating in the project will be able to deliver video lectures at any time they find convenient, while having an opportunity to publish the schedule and inform the students about the relevant classes.

Major benefits of the new system of video lectures:

System requirements

Users participate in webinar using web browser.

Web Browser
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 and higher
  • Google Chrome 1.0 and higher
  • Opera 9.0 and higher
Flash Player
  • verion 10.1 and higher
Graphics Resolution
  • 1024x600 and higher, 16 bit for students
  • 1024x600 and higher, 16 bit for speakers
RAM Size
  • minimum 512 MB
Hard Disk Space
  • minimum 10 МB of free space for web browser cache
Internet Bandwidth
  • minimum 10 Mbps