Using cloud computing for developing teachers’ information and communication competency (the experience of the Baltic States)

- Сороко, Н.В. (2017) Using cloud computing for developing teachers’ information and communication competency (the experience of the Baltic States) Наукові записки. Серія: Проблеми методики фізико-математичної і технологічної освіти, 2 (11). pp. 45-53. ISSN 2519-254Х

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Abstract

The article deals with the problems of using cloud computing services for the development teachers’ information and communication competency. The article’s aim is to determine the main cloud oriented tools for the development of teachers’ information and communication competency and ways of implementing these tools in teaching and teachers’ professional work by the experience of scientists Baltic countries. The experience of the Baltic scientists to build a Massive online courses for the teachers, which are about using the information and communication technologies, including cloud computing, to solve issues improving the quality of teachers’ professional activity have been describe. Its focused on activities relating to ICT-facilitated education, in particular the use of cloud computing to support education, for example the project Online4EDU, which introduces online collaboration tools in education by providing a blended learning course for teachers. The objective of the project Online4EDU is to support teachers in applying information and communication technologies in everyday school life. The main aim of the project “Online4EDU” is to facilitate the development of teachers’ information and communication competency Online collaboration tools such as cloud computing can enrich teaching and learning in all school subjects, and help teachers to find, create and organize new learning materials. It is concluded that the application possibilities of cloud computing allows to improve the educational process of the schools and create a digital learning ecosystem that will provide a solution to educational, socio-cultural and technical issues of information and communication and other teachers’ competencies. Among the cloud-oriented tools used for creating digital learning ecosystem of teachers’ information and communication competency can highlight the following tools for data storage on the Internet (Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, ICloud et al.), online platform for learning (Moodle, Lo-Net2 et al.), tools for online meetings (Skype, TeamViewer, Hangouts, AnyMeeting et al.), services for collaboration work with documents in different formats (Google, OneNote, Web application Microsoft Office , OneDrive, etc.), mobile applications (Google, maps, translators, calendar, E-Mail, WhatsApp, Viber, QR Code Reader and Creator, Wattpad et al.), additional tools (Padlet, Sway, Popplet, Kahoot, coggle .it, Trello, Prezi, TeamUp, MindMister, Youtube, Delicious and others.). It is determined that important role in the development of teachers’ information and communication competency play Massive online courses that facilitate teachers’ motivation to lifelong learning, as they provide flexible learning and resolve important issues of education and society.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: cloud computing, development of teachers’ information and communication competency, Massive open online courses, digital learning ecosystem
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 00 Prolegomena. Fundamentals of knowledge and culture. Propaedeutics > 004 Computer science and technology. Computing. Data processing > 004.7 Computer communication. Computer networks > 004.77 General networking applications and services
Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 3 Social Sciences > 37 Education > 37.01/.09 Special auxiliary table for theory, principles, methods and organization of education
Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 3 Social Sciences > 37 Education > 378 Higher education. Universities. Academic study
Divisions: Information Technologies and Learning Tools > Comparative Studies for Department Information and Educational Innovations
Depositing User: старший науковий співробітник Наталія Володимирівна Сороко
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2017 14:44
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2017 14:44
URI: http://lib.iitta.gov.ua/id/eprint/707120

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