- Head:eLearning Office / Center for Computational Educational Sciences
- Dmitry Abbakumov has been at HSE University since 2011.
Education and Degrees
PhD in Educational Sciences
Thesis Title: Psychometrics of MOOCs: How to Measure Proficiency?
MSc in Psychological Sciences
Thesis Title: Possible applications of IRT for developing adaptive e-Learning systems
North-Caucasian State Technical University
Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Researchers" (2013-2014)
Student Term / Thesis Papers
D. Kravchenko «The Validy of Peer-Grading Assessment in MOOCs». Institute of Education, 2016
- Article Abbakumov D., Desmet P., Van den Noortgate W. Rasch model extensions for enhanced formative assessments in MOOCs // Applied Measurement in Education. 2020. Vol. 33. No. 2. P. 113-123. doi
- Article Abbakumov D., Desmet P., Van den Noortgate W. Measuring growth in students’ proficiency in MOOCs: Two component dynamic extensions for the Rasch model // Behavior Research Methods. 2019. Vol. 51. No. 1. P. 332-341. doi
- Article Abbakumov D., Desmet P., Van den Noortgate W. Measuring student’s proficiency in MOOCs: Multiple attempts extensions for the Rasch model // Heliyon. 2018. Vol. 4. No. 12. P. 1-15. doi
- Article Аббакумов Д. Ф., Лебедева М. Ю. Лексико-грамматический распределительный тест по РКИ: опыт создания, апробации и психометрического анализа // Русский язык за рубежом. 2016. № 5. С. 73-78.
- Article Аббакумов Д. Ф. Сравнительный анализ эффективности числового и вербального тестов при прогнозировании результатов работы сотрудников // Организационная психология. 2011. Т. 1. № 2. С. 92-99.
In September, Dmitry Abbakumov, Head of the HSE University’s Centre for Psychometrics in eLearning, defended his PhD dissertation on the psychometrics of mass open online courses (MOOCs) at KU Leuven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium). HSE News Service spoke with Dmitry Abbakumov about his dissertation and its significance for the development of psychometrics in Russia.
Digitalization Helps Universities Expand Their Horizons and Improve the Quality of Education: Results of eSTARS-2018
Large online courses will become even more in-demand since the quality and accessibility of education is rising. They will not, however, replace traditional in-person interactions between student and teacher. By relying effectively on digital technologies, universities can ensure a new level of education quality, which, in turn, can meet the challenges of today’s economy. Discussions of online education, at its current stage of development, should be focused not so much on technological solutions, but rather on ecosystems, which encompass students, universities, corporations, states and tech firms, where related human experiences and meanings are of extreme importance. This was the conclusion of participants in the eSTARS 2018 international academic conference on the present and future of online education. HSE and the online learning platform Coursera teamed up to host the event in Moscow on December 5-6.
Dmitry Abbakumov is the first researcher from a Russian university to present their work at the Psychometric Society conference, founded in 1935. He told the HSE new service about his study of online learning and why Russia has not played a major role on the international psychometrics scene – until now.
Research Fellow at the HSE’s Center of Education Quality Monitoring Dmitry Abbakumov, author of the ‘Theory and practice of computerized testing’ lecture course and developer of the ‘Adaptivity Guide’ software which makes it possible to adapt e-courses to students’ abilities. He recently gave a presentation about his research at The 2014 Computerized Adaptive Testing Summit at Princeton and at Edcrunch in Moscow. In his interview, he talks about why adaptive education is the future and how it is developing at HSE.