Krylova Svetlana G. (Russia, Yekaterinburg)


Virtual learning environment as a means of intercultural interaction.


The paper grounds the necessity of application of virtual learning environment as a means of intercultural interaction and summarizes the experience of international intercultural interaction carried out at the Institute of Psychology in USPU within the “Global Understanding” project (East Carolina University, USA). The project has been realized in USPU since 2012. The paper considers organizational and technical requirements of arranging virtual learning environment. It also analyzes educational opportunities of the project with respect to development of competences crucial for successful self-realization in the global world.


  • Krylova S.G. Empirical research of social and perceptual aspects of the computer mediated communication // Knowledge in activity and communication: from the theory and practice to experiment: materials of the Russian scientific conference, Moscow, 13-14 October, 2011 / Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow City Psychology and Pedagogical University. – Moscow, 2011. – Access:;
  • Krylova S., Мinyurova S., Rudenko N. Assessment of the Socio-perceptive Component of Students' Intercultural Competence in the Global Understanding Class: a Pilot Study of Russian Students' View of Americans // Global Partners in Education Journal. Vol. 3, No. 1, April 2013. pp. 36-48. – Режим доступа:;
  • Krylova S.G. Educational potential of cross-cultural interaction // Pedagogical Education in Russia. – 2013. – №4. – P. 19-25;
  • Krylova S.G. Social and psychological regularities of understanding of texts of political advertizing // Actual problems of psychology and conflictology: collection of scientific articles / USPU, 2013. – Р. 99-107;
  • Abdulova E.V., Krylova S.G., Minyurova S.A. International network interaction within the project “Global Understanding”: educational and research opportunities // New educational technologies in higher education institution: collection of theses of reports of participants of the XI international scientific and methodical conference, Yekaterinburg, 18-20 February, 2014 / Ural Federal University. – 2014. – 


  • 5h Global Partners in Education Conference, 7-12 May 2012, Greenville, USA;
  • 6th Global Partners in Education Conference, 5-10 May 2013, Krosno, Poland;
  • New educational technologies in higher education institution: the XI international scientific and methodical conference, Yekaterinburg, 18-20 February 2014;
  • 7th Global Partners in Education Conference, 12-17 May 2014, Monterrey, Mexico.
Candidate of Psychology, Associate Professor of the Chair of Social Psychology, Conflictology and Management, Ural State Pedagogical University (USPU).
Moscow State University, Physical Faculty, specialty “Physics” (1983-1988); Novosibirsk State University, Psychology Faculty, degree "Bachelor of psychology" (1994-1997).
Interpersonal understanding, cross-cultural interaction, cross-cultural competence, the academic and professional mobility, psychological aspects of teaching with application of modern information technologies.
1988 – Engineer of problem laboratory of poluprvodnikovy equipment of Physical Faculty (URGU); 1991 – Junior researcher of department of optoelectronics and poluprvodnikovy equipment of scientific research Institute FPM (URGU); 1997 – Assistant to Chair of Practical Psychology (USPU); 2002 – Senior teacher of Chair of Psychology of Development (USPU); 2007 – Candidate of Psychology (USPU); 2010 – Associate Professor (USPU).
Disciplines taught: 
"Social psychology"; "Social influence"; "Conflict psychology"; "Communication in the conflict"; "Business communications"; "Advertizing in the sociocultural sphere"; "Global leadership".