Okko and HSE University Sign Cooperation Agreement
The Okko online cinema service and HSE University have signed a cooperation agreement on the creation and distribution of educational content. The first HSE project to be hosted on Okko is the LessON original video project.
As part of the agreement, HSE University and Okko will implement joint projects aimed at popularising science and education among a wide audience, as well as increase the range of topics and formats of available educational video content. They also plan to develop special projects that will be available exclusively in the archive of the online cinema.
Okko users already have access to five episodes of LessOn, an original popular science project featuring HSE University faculty, staff and graduates. The series features first-person blitz interviews on the topics of ‘Intellectual Property on the Internet’, ‘How to Prevent Professional Burnout’, ‘How to Develop Creative Thinking’, ‘How to Explore Meditation’ and ‘What to Do Before You Turn 30’. The collection will be regularly updated as new episodes are released.
‘The university's cooperation with Okko, one of the largest Russian VoD services, is a significant step towards developing a digital educational environment that is accessible to a wide audience,’ says Andrey Lavrov, Senior Director for Communications at HSE University. ‘HSE University was the first state university to become a producer of original content for an external platform, taking the initiative to promote popular science content on non-specialised services. We are glad that Okko has become our partner in our educational activities.’
‘We are very pleased to partner with one of the distinguished leaders in the field of higher education in Russia in creating educational content,’ says Anna Zayarina, Director of External Communications at Okko. ‘For us, this is another step in expanding the content capabilities of the service, which provides a wide range of educational programmes and lectures from experts in their field.’