Exploring students' views on ICT skills as the components of journalists' professional competence: EDM aspect

- Hryvko, Antonina (orcid.org/0000-0001-9460-4777), Sytnyk, Olexii (orcid.org/0000-0002-0853-1442) and Zhuk, Yurii (orcid.org/0000-0002-6932-2484) (2020) Exploring students' views on ICT skills as the components of journalists' professional competence: EDM aspect CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2 (2732). pp. 934-947. ISSN 1613-0073

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Abstract

The article deals with the problem of studying students’ views of the instrumental competence of journalists (ICJ) as a predictor of their professional development. The urgency of the issues under consideration is justified by the need to use the Educational Data Mining (EDM) system in higher education institutions, which is caused by the contradictions between the contemporary demands of the journalism labour market and the professional training of graduates. In this regard, the proposed study is aimed at finding possible causes for existing contradictions. Based on the results of the study of educational documents and the review of the scientific literature, authors identified the 23 information computer technologies skills that are required for journalists to perform professional tasks. The students of the first year of study (N=207) of three universities were asked to evaluate the importance/necessity of these ICT skills. The used in the survey questionnaire, that consist of demographic and Likert-type questions provided an opportunity to rank the importance of assessed skills and to identify through factor analysis four significant groups of ICJcomponents. They are web publishing skills, cybersecurity skills, multimedia content preparation skills, and media promotion tools. Authors compared the results of the first-year students’ survey with the results of the analysis of educational programs in the speciality 061 “Journalism” (of Ukrainian universities) and identified the directions of possible improvement of the organizational component of journalistic education. The conclusions justify the using of illuminated research methodology to develop a system of analysis of educational perception data and propose prospective directions for further research.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Journalism education, professional competence of journalists, ICT skills, EDM.
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 > 004.9 ІКТ ( Application-oriented computer-based techniques )
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: Institute of Pedagogics > Monitoring and Assessment of the Education Quality Department
Depositing User: ст.наук.сп Антоніна Вікторівна Гривко
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2020 23:28
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2020 00:22
URI: http://lib.iitta.gov.ua/id/eprint/722519

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