Ukrainian national digital coalition “Coalition of digital transformation”

The coalition made by the initiative of the ERASMUS+ project-working group: КА2 CBHE dComFra – “Digital competence framework for Ukrainian teachers and other citizens” 598236-EPP-1-2018-1-LT-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP.
Public Union “HIGH-TECH office Ukraine” and all-Ukrainian public organization “Ukrainian Association of information technology specialists” were elected as partners-coordinators of the coalition.

The Memorandum signing ceremony regarding to creation of the Ukrainian national digital coalition “Coalition of digital transformation” took place on September 5 in the News Agency “UKRINFORM” (https://www.ukrinform.ua/rubric-presshall/2772462-stvorenna-koalicii-cifrovoi-transformacii.html)
The “Coalition of digital transformation” includes 46 public and private institutions and organizations, educational institutions and public organizations.

During the signing was emphasize, that the digital transformation of the economy and society is one of the significant factors of economic growth, job creation, improving the life quality of citizens and the development of democracy in Ukraine.

Specified, that activities of the “Coalition of digital transformation” will straightened on consolidating and coordinating the initiatives and efforts of all partners in the field of digital development and Ukrainian integration to the European digital space (EU Single digital market).

The main areas of cooperation within the framework of the Memorandum should be:

  • spreading of information on modern digital technologies and practices of their use;
  • creation and development of appropriate infrastructure for the obtaining and improvement of digital skills of young people and society in total for increasing the employment level and effective use of digital opportunities;
  • harmonization with the Digital Agenda and the Digital Single Market of the European Union;
  • access improving to digital infrastructure and the Internet;
  • integration of digital technologies into production processes or digitalization of industry;
  • encouragement of digital development of human settlements and regions;
  • digitalization of science, development of Ukrainian e-infrastructures;
  • promoting the development of creative industries, cybersecurity systems and other areas of digital transformation of Ukraine;
  • progress of international cooperation in the field of digital technologies and digital skills.

Speakers of the Memorandum signing were: 
National coordinator of the project “Digital competence framework for Ukrainian teachers and other citizens” of the European Union ERASMUS+ program Sergey Bronin; 
Executive Director of the GS “HIGH-TECH office Ukraine” Adrey Biryukov; 
President of the NGO “Agency for European innovations” Ivan Kulchitsky; 
President of the NGO “Polesie Foundation for international and regional analysis”, representative of the project “Promotion of the agenda and institutional prerequisites for the development of digital competencies in Belarus, Ukraine and Georgia” Maxim Koryavets; 
Chief of staff of Sumy regional state administration Dmitry Zhivitsky; 
General Director of the Association of industrial automation enterprises of Ukraine Alexander Yurchak; 
General Director of the Association of information technology enterprises of Ukraine Yuri Peroganich.

As noted during the signing, national digital coalitions now established in 23 European countries. Digital coalitions are transparent partnerships between digital transformation objects, promoting digital skills in country members that work together to implement digital transformation, develop the digital economy and improve digital skills at the national, regional or local level.

Within the framework of the coalition created a working group for the development of digital skills, which included all universities-participants of the dComFra project consortium “Digital competence framework for Ukrainian teachers and other citizens” of the European Union ERASMUS+ program.

Information Day

09/20/19 An information day was held in the framework of which Professor Andrii Biloshchytskyi, Head of the Chair of Information Systems and Technologies Department. the students were told about the progress of Erasmus + Program implementation in KA2: Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education, the dComFra – Digital Competence Framework for Ukrainian teachers and other citizens, and about the project objectives, namely:

Develop a Ukrainian framework for digital competences for educators and citizens based on the European Framework for Digital Competences for Educators and Citizens;

Establish a Ukrainian national digital network. With the participation of Ukrainian partners, create the basis of the network. With the involvement of European partners, gain experience of national networks of European countries; Build the dComFra infrastructure and tools: create digital competence centers with a suite of necessary software and equipment for the practical implementation of a project-oriented approach; create and manage a distance learning structure; to prepare several special groups of citizens (IDPs and IDP veterans); to establish centers of the Ukrainian National Digital Network; to create a distance education platform to enhance the qualifications of school teachers and teachers of vocational education institutions and all concerned population groups.

Studying Romanian experience in distance learning and digital technologies

From September 9 to September 12, 2019, trainings of representatives of partner universities of the project “Digital Competence Framework for Ukrainian Teachers and Other Citizens” (598236-EPP-1-2018-1-LT-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP) were held at the University Politehnica of Bucharest. The training was attended by the staff of DonNTU Professor Olga Dmitrieva, Assistant Professor Natalia Kostyukova, Head of the Information and Computing Center Natalia Chenikalova.

The training was devoted to acquaintance with the digital competences used in Romania and the organization of distance learning courses on the Moodle platform, the features of the use of this platform in university education. The reports of Romanian colleagues on data security in cloud storage, the creation of digital textbooks and online manuals, and the evolution of educational standards were interesting and useful. In addition, the training participants had the opportunity to visit university laboratories and units: the Center for Advanced Research on New Materials, Products and Innovative Processes (CAMPUS), the 3D Printing and Virtual Reality Laboratory.

NURE participates in International Training dComFra in Romania

From 9 to 12 September, representatives of the Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics take part in the next training from Erasmus+ “Framework of digital competencies for Ukrainian teachers and other citizens”, which takes place at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest in Romania.

NURE delegation consisting of Vice-Rector on International Cooperation Murad Omarov and lecturers of the Department of Systems Engineering, with the Head of Department Igor Grebennyk learned from the experience of the Romanian colleagues in the teaching of digital technology, with features of European and Romanian national programs on the mastery of digital competences, and also visited educational and research laboratories of Romanian universities.

Also, during the training representatives of the University of Radio Electronics discussed with colleagues the issues of training bachelors and masters in the field of information technology for the needs of the modern European labour market.

Event photos.

Workshop on dComFra project held for Pokrovsk teachers

On September 10, 2019, the Donetsk National Technical University hosted a workshop “dComFra Project: possibilities for teachers”, which was held within the framework of the project @Digital Competence Framework for Ukrainian Teachers and Other Citizens (dComFra)”.

The event was attended by 18 people: representatives of the city department of education, teachers of Pokrovsky Pedagogical College and DonNTU.

During the event, Yevgen Bashkov told about the purpose of the project and the plan of its implementation. He also outlined the structure of the digital competency framework used in Europe and the plans to develop such a framework for Ukrainian teachers and citizens.

In addition, a survey was conducted at the seminar to determine what IT teacher has knowledge of, how he / she receives them, what subjects he / she teaches, and what level of knowledge he / she should impart to students. According to the results of the survey, it is planned to hold thematic training courses for teachers, aimed at using the acquired knowledge in the practical activity of the teacher.

NURE has joined the Ukrainian National Digital Coalition

On September the 5th 2019, the Memorandum on the creation of the Ukrainian National Digital Coalition “Digital Transformation Coalition” was signed at the “Ukrinform” news agency in Kyiv.
The High-Tech Office Ukraine and the PO “Ukrainian Association of Information Technology Professionals” were selected as a coordinating partners.

The Vice-Rector for Innovative Corporate Work and Administration  Vasyl Rossikhin and Head of Systems Engineering Igor Grebennik attended From our University in the signing ceremony of the Memorandum

The main objective of the Digital Transformation Coalition is to consolidate and coordinate the initiatives and efforts of all partners in the field of digital development and integration of Ukraine into the European Digital Space (EU Digital Unified Market).

The main directions of cooperation of the partners of the National Coalition are:

  • Creation and development of appropriate infrastructure for acquiring and improving the digital skills of youth and society as a whole in order to increase the employment rate of the population and the effective use of digital opportunities;
  • Harmonization with the Digital Agenda and the Digital Unified Market of the European Union;
  • Improving access to digital infrastructure and the Internet;
  • Integration of digital technologies into production processes, or digitization of industry;
  • Promoting the digital development of settlements and regions;
  • Digitalization of science, development of Ukrainian e-infrastructures;
  • Promoting the development of creative industries, cybersecurity systems and other areas of Ukraine’s digital transformation;
  • Developing international cooperation in the field of digital technology development and digital skills.

National Coalition established under the initiative of the projects working group within the Funding Program: European Neighborhood Instrument (Erasmus +: CA2 CBHE) dComFra (Digital competence framework for ukrainian teachers and other citizens) 598236-EPP-1 -2018-1-LT-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP.

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Studying digital experience at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

In July, the Carinthian University of Applied Sciences (Villach, Austria) hosted trainings for participants in the Digital Competence Framework for Ukrainian Teachers and Other Citizens (598236-EPP-1-2018-1-LT-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP), The lecturers of DonNTU took part in the work: Rector Yaroslav Lyashok, Professor Yevgen Bashkov and Associate Professor Natalya Kostyukova.

During the trainings, representatives of the Austrian University acquainted the participants with the pedagogical and didactic concepts and their implementation in the Austrian education system, existing in Austria digital competence frameworks for citizens and educators. Austrian colleagues also shared their experience in the internationalization of education, spoke about academic mobility programs, Erasmus + projects. It was interesting to get acquainted with the work of the didactic center of the University, principles of support for digital learning, new curricula and methods in the field of computer science. Also it was very interesting to visit the Smart Lab in Klagenfurt and the location of Infineon Technologies AG, the world leader in semiconductor solutions.

Donetsk National Technical University hosted an information day on the “dComFra” project

On September 5, 2019, the information day was held at the Donetsk National Technical University within the framework of the project activities 598236-EPP-1-2018-1-LT-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP “Digital Competence Framework for Ukrainian Teachers and Other Citizens” (dComFra) DComFra Project: Challenges and Prospects.

27 employees of DonNTU  took part in the event, including teachers, employees of the information-computer center, engineers. During the event, project manager Yevgen Bashkov spoke about the purpose of the project, the plan for its implementation and the project envisaged for the creation of the Ukrainian Digital Coalition. In addition, Yevgen described the structure of the digital competency framework used in Europe and the plans to develop such a framework for Ukrainian teachers and citizens, which is also the aim of the project.

Information Day

On July 10, 19, in cooperation with the Small Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, a visiting information day was held by Professor Onishchenko Andriy Mykhailovych, Professor at the Department of Information Systems and Technologies, at the scientific camp of Kyiv region on the border with the city of Bila Tserkva. Andriy Mikhalovich spoke about the work of the Department of Information Systems and Technologies of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv on international projects with China and Europe. He spoke about the progress of implementation of the Erasmus + program in the direction of KA2: Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education, the project “dComFra – Digital Competence Framework for Ukrainian teachers and other citizens”.