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Conceptual basis of the digital transformation of education: European and American discourse

- Шпарик, Оксана Михайлівна (2021) Conceptual basis of the digital transformation of education: European and American discourse Український педагогічний журнал, 4. pp. 66-76. ISSN 2411-1317

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The use of digital technologies in education today is one of the most important and sustainable trends in the global educational process. The education sector, modernized by digital technologies, is becoming much more efficient. Digital technologies allow to intensify the educational process, make it mobile, differentiated and adapted to modern realities. Moreover, digital technologies are able to ensure continuity of learning in the face of unpredictable impacts (military conflicts, diseases or pandemics). That is why this topic is relevant among European and American educators. The article clarifies the meaning of the terms "digitization", "digitization", "digital transformation". Although the terms are narrowly specialized and fundamentally different, they are often used as synonyms. The author also outlines the theoretical and conceptual framework of the digital transformation of education in the views of European and American researchers. The modern concept of digital transformation of education is based on the approach to the consideration of digital technologies as a reflection of the modern paradigm of social development when competitiveness and efficiency appear as vital qualities. Today, almost every sector of the social sphere is leveraging the Internet and digital technology. Thanks to technology and digitalization, we are approaching the latest industrial revolution, known as Industry 4.0. It also affects education, which is undergoing an evolutionary process (from Education 1.0 to Education 4.0). The driving force of students is recognized as important in the digital transformation of education. Today's students have changed radically, they think and process information fundamentally different than their predecessors, and prefer teaching methods that are more active and specific to them. It is concluded that the digital transformation of education involves a fundamentally new format of the educational environment. The use of digital technologies is a mechanism for ensuring efficiency and increasing productivity in the educational process, and the digital transformation of education appears as a key factor in improving the education system.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: digital transformation of education; digitalization; conceptual principles; European countries; USA
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 3 Social Sciences > 37 Education > 373 Kinds of school providing general education
Divisions: Institute of Pedagogics > Department of Comparative Pedagogy
Depositing User: Оксана Михайлівна Шпарик
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2022 20:24
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2022 20:24


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