The Digital Week (KNUCA AllDigitalWeek) has started at the University of Culture within the framework of the Erasmus + dComFra project “Digital competence framework for Ukrainian teachers and other citizens”.
During the WEEK, students and teachers will receive online trainings and workshops aimed at improving and developing digital skills, so everyone has the opportunity to gain new knowledge and become more educated in the use of the software.
The event was organized in support of the pan-European initiative AllDigitalWeek – European Digital Literacy Week – which in 2021 is held for the first time in Ukraine at the state level together with partners and the organizing committee.
It is worth noting that the official opening of the European Week of Digital Literacy in the Ukrainian format took place today on the Facebook page “Action. Digital Education “, which was joined by leading experts from the Faculty of Distance Learning and the Department of Computer Science of the University of Culture, emphasizing the importance of forming digital competencies of citizens and holding joint events in the field of IT promotion in Ukraine.
This year, Digital Week is supported by the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, which aims to unite representatives of the state, business, and citizens within the initiative # AllDigitalWeek2021 and form a wide range of partners to make the initiative visible.
The opening of # AllDigitalWeek2021 began with a welcoming speech by Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation for European Integration Valeria Ionan, who wished everyone productive cooperation, told about the information resource “Action. Digital Education ”and acquainted the participants with the priority tasks of the Ministry of Education and Science.
CEO ALL DIGITAL Peter Palvolgyi noted the importance and relevance of the European Digital Literacy Week and outlined the priority themes of 2021.
Olena Tchaikovska, Dean of the Distance Learning Faculty of the University of Culture and co-organizer of the event, joined the congratulations on the celebration: “Congratulations, my dear colleagues! Two years ago, Ukraine took part in AllDigitalWeek for the first time. Since then, Ukrainian events have appeared on an interactive map of world events. I am very glad that the number of Ukrainian participants is growing from year to year! The Covid-19 pandemic has been a powerful catalyst for increasing digital competence for all of us. Today, digital technologies not only change the world but also preserve it, “said Olena Antonivna and gave the floor to Marina Tolmach, Deputy Dean of the Distance Learning Faculty, the University of Culture, member of the dComFra project working group.” public life. Among the problems is ensuring access to education and culture in the context of quarantine restrictions.
Educational institutions also had to adapt, implement and adjust the educational process on the Internet. This was a difficult task for art education, as its important elements are both individual interaction between teacher and student (for example, for music education) and various forms of group work (choir, ensemble, theater, etc.). The transfer of these forms of cooperation to the Internet has raised the question of finding appropriate tools and developing digital competence for teachers. And they successfully coped with this challenge. “
The topic of the concept of digital competencies for citizens was raised by Tetyana Nanaeva, expert of the Ministry of Digital Affairs on digital competencies, coordinator of the eSkills expert network of the EU4Digital program in Ukraine, chair of the expert advisory committee on digital technologies in education at the Ministry of Education and Science. In addition, the expert stressed the importance of implementing the Digital Competence Framework and applying its variations by ministries and regions. Ms. Tetyana concluded her report with a story about Tsifrogram, a tool for self-assessment of digital competencies.
Pavlo Leshchenko, Head of Digital Transformation Projects, CFC Big Ideas / Academy of Digital Development, identified opportunities for digital transformation for the end-to-end dissemination of digital knowledge.
European Digital Literacy Week and sustainable development projects, synergies, and global partnerships were not missed. Alina Sevastyuk, Huawei Ukraine’s public relations manager, spoke about their formation and effectiveness.
Svitlana Shitikova, a coordinator of the National Erasmus + Office in Ukraine project, spoke about digitalization in the EU Erasmus + 2021-2027 Program.
Serhiy Bronin, a National Coordinator of the Erasmus + dComFra Project, Associate Professor of the Department of Information Systems and Technologies of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, focused on the topic “DComFra system of training, testing and certification of digital competencies for citizens of Ukraine.”
After presenting the reports, the participants discussed the interests and innovations in the field of information technology. At the end of the grand online opening, Olena Tchaikovska, Dean of the Distance Learning Faculty of the University of Culture, emphasized that the European Digital Literacy Week will be continued by a series of AllDigitalWeek events at KNUKiM.