Forschung aus Kärnten – FHDigitale Kompetenz auf Ukrainisch

Die FH Kärnten unterstützt ein Projekt, in dem ukrainische Lehrer auf den aktuellen Stand der Onlinetechnik gebracht werden.

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Home Office und Fernlehre sind die neue Normalität – nicht nur bei uns, sondern überall, wo das Coronavirus sein Unwesen treibt. Die Ukraine ist davon nicht verschont geblieben – allerdings hatte sie bei der Umstellung auf das digitale Arbeits- und Ausbildungsleben ganz andere Voraussetzungen: „Als alle Schulen und Universitäten auf Distanzlehre umstellen mussten, wurde vielerorts komplettes Neuland betreten“, sagt Antonina Hammermüller.

Die gebürtige Ukrainerin betreut im Studienbereich Engineering & IT an der FH Kärnten das Projekt „dComFra“, das sich mit der Erstellung eines digitalen Kompetenzrahmens für ukrainische Lehrer und andere Bürger befasst. Die Pandemie machte dieses Ansinnen umso aktueller – Ziel des EU-geförderten Projekts ist, Menschen in der Ukraine im Umgang mit den neuen digitalen Technologien auf das europäische Level zu bringen. Ausgearbeitet werden dafür eine Reform des Systems der Lehrerausbildung in der Ukraine und die Schaffung eines Netzwerks, das Bildungseinrichtungen, Verbände, staatliche Behörden und Wirtschaft zusammenbringt. Zu diesem Zweck gab es bereits Schulungen und Treffen für Vertreter ukrainischer Universitäten in europäischen Ländern.

Die nächsten Schritte sind die Entwicklung von Online-Kursen, die sich an Lehrer und Bürger wenden sowie ein Pilotprojekt zur Ausbildung von Flüchtlingen und Veteranen des Russland-Konflikts. „Das sind Menschen, die bisher überhaupt keinen Bezug zu Computern hatten. Hier erhalten sie ihre ersten digitale Kompetenzen“, sagt Hammermüller.

Junge Ukrainer haben mit digitalen Technologien kaum Schwierigkeiten, wir wollen Menschen ab 50 plus erreichen.

Antonina Hammermüller
FH Kärnten Antonina Hammermüller
Antonina Hammermüller © FH Kärnten

Die Strategie, die mit „dComFra“ verfolgt wird, richtet sich an die älteren Bevölkerungsschichten. „Junge Ukrainer haben im Umgang mit digitalen Technologien kaum Schwierigkeiten, uns geht es darum, Menschen ab 50 plus zu erreichen“, so Hammermüller. Pandemiebedingt kann sie ihre Netzwerktreffen zur Zeit auch nur virtuell abhalten – hofft aber, bald wieder vor Ort zu sein.

PROJEKTINFOS

dComFra wird vom Erasmus+ Programm der EU unterstützt und ist auf drei Jahre angelegt. Die Projektleitung liegt bei Thomas Klinger, Projektbegleiter sind Christian Kreiter, und Antonina Hammermüller.

Teilnehmerländer sind neben Österreich und der Ukraine auch Tschechien, Polen, Rumänien und Litauen. Nächster Meilenstein ist ein Pilotprojekt mit 140 Flüchtlingen und Kriegsveteranen des Russlandkonflikts.

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KNUKiM: International Girls’ Day in ICT!

The University of Culture celebrated the International Girls in ICT Day #GirlsinICT, joining the initiative of the International Telecommunication Union, aimed at creating a global environment that expands the rights and opportunities of girls and young women, stimulates them to choose a profession in the growing field of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies).

This year, the 10th anniversary International Girls’ Day in ICT was held in Ukraine with the support of the Ministry of Digital Transformation and the consortium of the dComFra project of the Erasmus + international program, which includes the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts.

Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation for European Integration Valeria Ionan stressed that absolutely everyone has the potential for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). “Unfortunately, gender stereotypes about working in the STEM sphere persist in Ukrainian society. Therefore, the Ministry of Finance and its partners will develop a program for the International Girls’ Day in Information and Communication Technologies to draw attention to this topic. “As part of the celebration of the International Girls’ Day in ICT at the University of Culture, a Panel Discussion was organized by the scientific and pedagogical staff of the university in cooperation with the National Platform for Action. Digital Education.

Discussion moderator Olena Tchaikovska, a member of the consortium of the dComFra project of the Erasmus + international program, Dean of the KNUKiM Distance Learning Faculty, opened the Panel Discussion and noted: “Expand your horizons, change your approaches! It is under this slogan that events take place on the International Day of Girls in ICT. On this day, girls from all over the world are motivated to start their studies and careers in the ICT industry, talk about the prospects of this industry, share the secrets of professional success, as well as advise on where to find inspiration and motivation.

Ruslana Korenchuk, project manager of the National Platform Action.Digital World, acquainted the audience with the national project of the Ministry of Digital Transformation “Action. Digital Education ”, the main goal of which is to teach 6 million Ukrainians digital literacy in 3 years. The expert noted that in late December 2019, the Ministry of Education conducted the first in the history of Ukraine sociological survey of digital skills of citizens, according to which 53% of Ukrainians do not have a basic level of digital skills, and 15.1% of them aged 60-70 do not have them in general. At the same time, 47% of citizens aged 18 to 70 are interested in mastering digital skills. The results of the study can be found at http://bit.ly/3auKqWG.

In addition, Ms. Ruslana presented the National Online Digital Literacy Platform Action. Digital education, which is available at the link. Every citizen can learn digital skills for free in a modern format – educational series. The platform already has 50+ educational online series on various topics available, as of January 1, 2021, more than 400,000 users have been trained on the Action. Digital Education platform. Within this platform, the resource “Digit”, which is a national test for digital literacy (https://osvita.diia.gov.ua/digigram) was also launched. The speaker emphasized that not only the comfort of living in the country of digital services but also the competitiveness of every citizen of Ukraine depends on the level of digital literacy.

Dun Aibo, Head of Communications, Huawei Ukraine, congratulated the fairer sex on the occasion, emphasizing that the main goal of International Girls’ Day in ICT is to unite efforts to promote women’s empowerment in the field of information and communication technologies and for using ICT. “Today, Ukraine and the world need specialists in artificial intelligence, robotics experts, and cybersecurity professionals. Innovations take place every minute at all levels and in every field of knowledge. Information and communication technologies contribute to the creation of new types of jobs, new professions in all sectors of the economy, in education, medicine, culture. ICT affects all areas of our lives. In a pandemic, we see the special value of ICTs for the digital transformation of the economy and society. The digital economy is a new opportunity for everyone. Huawei has been operating in Ukraine and for Ukraine for more than 20 years. We work with partners in the field of technical education in Ukraine to provide access to the world experience of companies and knowledge. Develop ICT skills to find the job of your dreams, create startups, change the world for the better. Knowledge is power. Girls can be leaders in digital transformation, manage and make decisions in the field of ICT, gain recognition for their achievements in the digital world. Knowledge in ICT is equal opportunities and a powerful force for change! ”

Svitlana Shitikova, the coordinator of the National Erasmus + Office in Ukraine project, congratulated all participants of the Girls’ Day in ICT, noting that everyone is involved in this holiday because it is impossible to imagine the current life without having digital competencies. Ms. Svitlana spoke about the possibilities of the European Union’s Erasmus + International Program for 2021-2027, noting that the updated Program will be not only international but also more inclusive, digital, and environmentally friendly! Svitlana Shitikova invited everyone to take advantage of the opportunities of the EU Erasmus + Program for development and join the competitions!

Irada Dzhalladova, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Computer Mathematics and Information Security at the Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University, shared important steps towards success in science and professional life. Presented information about the activities of EWM – the community of European women mathematicians, reminded everyone about the Year of Mathematics in Ukraine and outlined the prospects for women mathematicians in the IT field.

Svitlana Slipchenko, VoxCheck analyst, head of the internship and fact-checking program, stressed the importance of critical thinking, media literacy and digital competencies. She introduced the internship opportunities for students and told them about how to become a professional fact-checker and who is interested in working with such professionals.

Inna Kalinina, PR Team Lead LEAGUE: LAW (LIGA Group of Companies) presented the story of a real sweater: how she changed her profession three times, went into IT, and did not regret it. The speaker also noted that girls should be creative in all spheres of life, especially at work. Summing up her own report, Ms. Inna noted the most inspiring women in human history who were not afraid of change.

Yulia Malich, Public Projects Manager of Itera, presented the key findings of the reputation study of the Ukrainian IT industry in 2020. She informed why the IT sphere is the driver of development, what are the main trends for young people and prospects for women.

Antonina Bukach, Director of the Digital Development Academy LLC, Google for Education Certified Trainer, revealed the secrets of her own professional success, told about the experience of obtaining certification at the Google Learning Center. She also expressed her opinion on the development of IT together with the Academy of Digital Development and provided life hacks on how to achieve harmony in all areas of life.

Kateryna Yanushevska, a Project Coordinator of the IT Ukraine Association, a student of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Culture, shared her history and tips for girls, where she finds opportunities and why she chose the specialty “Computer Science”.

Marina Tolmach, a lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Distance Learning at the University of Culture, spoke about a flash mob from the International Organizing Committee of the event. Facebook. Students of the Faculty of Information Policy and Cybersecurity joined the flash mob with their photos and ideas, which were shown to other participants in the discussion.

Incredible hours of communication with brilliant speakers and interesting people, inspiring stories, discussions with ICT experts from leading Ukrainian and international companies, valuable advice on starting a career and women’s leadership in ICT flashed unnoticed. We hope that everyone has gained useful experience, as well as their share of inspiration for building a career in the field of information and communication technologies!

Information technologies in the socio-cultural sphere, education and science

Every year, the International Research and Practice “Information Technology in Socio-Cultural Sphere, Education and Science” brings together students and young scientists at the University of Culture. This time, due to quarantine, the event, organized by the Department of Computer Science and the Faculty of Distance Learning, took place online.

Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, Vice-Rector of the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts Tetyana Humeniuk addressed the participants of the online conference with a welcoming speech, wishing them fruitful cooperation and meaningful debates.

The plenary session was opened by Olena Tchaikovska, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Distance Learning, with a report on “Development of digital competencies in Ukraine: dComFra project experience”, acquainting the audience with the results of the Erasmus + project and other citizens », № 598236-EPP-1-2018-1-LT-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP.

The speaker noted that the level of digital skills among the population of Ukraine is still quite low, despite the urgent need for such competencies in modern conditions.

Kateryna Kotsyubivska, Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Information Policy and Cybersecurity, University of Culture, highlighted in her report the possibilities of using artificial intelligence technologies in creative industries, creating paintings, works and poetry without human intervention.

Ethan Shearman, a student at the Faculty of Information Policy and Cybersecurity at the University of Culture, spoke about the possibilities of artificial intelligence technologies, their impact on life and a completely new future for humanity.

Viktor Tyrkalo, President of the League for the Development of Science, owner of the European University of the Third Age and Nashe Business School, noted in his report the impact of digitalization on the socio-cultural sphere and business education.

In addition to the plenary session, the conference program included the work of sections:

Information technologies and systems of the socio-cultural sphere.

Transformation of education in a pandemic.

Strategies for the economic development of socio-cultural sphere, education, and science.

Cybersecurity and information security.

Digital technologies in cultural and creative industries.

During the section meetings, interesting reports were presented, which provoked constructive discussions and debates.

Students and young researchers, as always, were impressed by the innovative approaches and fresh views on the digital transformation of the socio-cultural sphere in the context of the rapid development of information technology.

Following the results of the international online conference, a collection of materials will be created, which will include all the reports of the participants.

IT in culture, art, education, science, economics, and business

The University of Culture hosted the V International Scientific and Practical Conference “Information Technology in Culture, Arts, Education, Science, Economics and Business”, organized by the Department of Computer Science and the Faculty of Distance Learning KNUKiM. Each event brings together scientists from different parts of Ukraine and the world to discuss prospects for the development and application of information technology and systems in culture, art, education, science, economics, and business. Like last year, due to quarantine restrictions, the conference was held online.

The Vice-Rector of the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, Candidate of Historical Sciences Anatoliy Humenchuk addressed the participants of the online conference with a welcoming speech and wished everyone interesting discussions and productive cooperation.

Valery Kushnaryov, Candidate of Cultural Studies, Associate Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Information Policy and Cyber ​​Security of the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, stressed the relevance of the conference.

The plenary session was opened by Olena Tchaikovska, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Distance Learning, with a report on “National Framework of Digital Competences for Citizens of Ukraine”, where she acquainted the participants with the results of the Erasmus + project. citizens », № 598236-EPP-1-2018-1-LT-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP. In particular, Olena Antonivna noted that the Framework of Digital Competences of Citizens, which was published by the Ministry of Digital Transformation on March 30, 2021 for public discussion, was adapted by Ukrainian experts in the framework of this dComFra project.

A Framework is a tool designed to improve the digital competence of Ukrainians, help create public policy, and plan educational initiatives aimed at improving digital literacy and the practical use of IT tools and services by specific target groups. Olena Tchaikovsky also announced a training platform for the project, where there will be an opportunity to improve their level of digital competencies in various areas.

Maksym Koryavets, Head of the Polissya Foundation for International and Regional Studies (Chernihiv, Ukraine) in his report “Digital skills and competencies in various sectors of society: forming a new strategy” outlined the positive and negative aspects of digital skills and competencies in Ukraine and suggested joining the expert discussion on this topic.

Halyna Kolomiets, Head of the Scientific and Methodological Department for Improving the Quality of Education of the Institute for Modernization of Educational Content of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, co-organizer of the conference, stressed the relevance of information technology in education and science

In addition to the plenary session, the conference program included the work of sections:

Information technologies and systems.

Modeling of economic and social processes and systems.

Strategies for the development of economics, science, education, and culture in the context of digital transformation.

Digital technologies in cultural and creative industries.

Development and security of cyberspace.

Education and culture in a pandemic: challenges and opportunities.

Structure of digital competencies for citizens of Ukraine.

During the breakout sessions, participants presented reports on various areas of use of information technology in accordance with the theme of the event:

At the end of the conference, there was a master class by Marina Tolmach, a lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Distance Learning, on “Assessment of student knowledge through the Moodle platform.” The series of trainings “Digital skills for University Staff” was launched in 2019 as part of the Erasmus + project “dComFra – Digital competence framework for Ukrainian teachers and other citizens”, No. 598236-EPP-1-2018 -1-LT-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP.

Conducting such trainings aims to improve the level of digital competence of educators and awareness of the use of IT to effectively solve professional problems. Ms. Marina told the audience about the experience of organizing the KNUKiM e-learning platform and provided useful tips on using the testing module of the Moodle platform to form and assess students’ knowledge.

Participants of the V International Scientific and Practical Conference “Information Technology in Culture, Arts, Education, Science, Economics and Business” noted the professionalism of the speakers and the high level of organization of the event. This year’s collection of materials will feature 160 reports.

Results of the Digital Week of KNUKiM 2021

The University of Culture has actively participated in the European initiative ALL Digital Week, or European Digital Literacy Week – an annual information campaign dedicated to the development of digital competencies of citizens. In 2010-2020, more than 1,300,000 participants took part in the European Digital Literacy Week.

This year ALL Digital Week had some differences compared to previous campaigns. In particular, the website of the initiative has expanded the time frame for events, which could begin on March 1 and continue to arrange until April 16, registering on the general map.

Ukraine also had its peculiarities, as this year the ALL Digital Week campaign was supported by the Ministry of Digital Transformation at the state level, thanks to the efforts of the initiative group, which included representatives of the dComFra project consortium. A communication and education campaign on digital literacy began on March 22 as part of All Digital Week. The opening of the European Digital Literacy Week took place on the same day, which was attended by representatives of KNUKiM, members of the dComFra Project Working Group Olena Tchaikovska and Maryna Tolmach.

Joining the European and national initiatives ALL Digital Week, the University of Culture organized a series of online events on digital literacy in the framework of the Digital Week KNUKiM 2021.

On March 25, the All-Ukrainian Digital Intellectual Student Battle # 150Lesya Ukrainka Forever took place, conducted by the KNUKiM Scientific Library.

The main goal of the project was to celebrate the anniversary of the poetess Lesya Ukrainka and the participation of libraries and university students in the European Week of Digital Literacy, intensification of cooperation between freelance libraries, involvement of students in studying the poet’s work with digital technologies.

The celebration of the 150th anniversary of Lesya Ukrainka was included in the UNESCO Calendar of Memorable Dates for 2020-2021.

The idea of an intellectual battle was supported by specialists of the Kharkiv regional branch of the UBA, Kharkiv State Scientific Library named after V.G. Korolenko and 5 institutions of higher education of Ukraine: Kharkiv State Academy of Culture, National Aerospace University named after ME Zhukovsky “KHAI”, Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, Kyiv University of Culture, Scientific Library of Odesa II National University. Mechnikov, becoming co-organizers of the event. The project partner was also Ranok Corporation (Kharkiv) – one of the leaders of Ukrainian publishing brands.

In addition, on March 25, an interactive online quiz was held on the platform of the digital learning tool Kahoot, which was attended by 34 students from Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa, Kherson, Melitopol, Lviv, Chernihiv, Poltava, and Mykolaiv regions. The moderators of the game were libraries of higher education institutions.

The winners of the quiz received diplomas and gifts – electronic QR books of modern Ukrainian and foreign writers from the publishing house “Morning” and the Kharkiv regional branch of the Ukrainian Library Association. Diplomas were also awarded to participants who were in the top 10 players as a result of the game. Among them is a representative of KNUKiM Valeria Podrya.

Also on March 25, everyone was waiting for online training on the formation of skills for creating interactive content on the Genially service. Students of the Tourism specialty joined the event held by the KNUKiM Scientific Library in cooperation with the Faculty of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Business.

Olena Skachenko, Head of the Methodological Work Sector of the Scientific Library of the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, developed and presented to young people a video instruction on creating interactive content.

The professional training was aimed at developing skills of working with digital learning tools, which students mastered during the creation of a personalized “Tourist Travel Map of Ukraine”, marking the locations of their own trips and systematizing them by age (trips for children, school and students). Interactive labels on the map contain photos of travel cities and text captions to identify visited tourist attractions.

Based on the results of individual works, a rating of the most active travelers was formed and the types of tourism they used were identified.

In general, the teaching methods contributed to the acquisition of digital skills by students to create interactive resources on tourism, deepen the value perception of the uniqueness of national tourism resources and increase digital literacy, which in the future young people can use in professional activities.

On March 26, the University of Culture hosted a workshop “Media Literacy and Critical Thinking: Soft Skills for Everyone”, organized by the Department of Computer Science and the Faculty of Distance Learning.

“Media literacy is a critical skill for us,” analysts say. During the lecture, Svitlana Slipchenko, Deputy Head of the VoxCheck Project, and Valeria Stepaniuk, a junior analyst at VoxCheck, informed the students how not to drown in the boundless space of information, to recognize fakes and propaganda, and where to check the facts.

VoxCheck is one of the projects of VoxUkraine, an independent and non-partisan analytical platform founded and led by a team of experienced and highly qualified economists and lawyers working in Ukraine and abroad.

During the event, experts considered the following issues:

1) Critical thinking for life and work

2) Manipulation VS critical thinking: expose logical errors

3) Media literacy – a tool against fakes

4) Who to trust? Basic sources and tools of the fact check.

An interesting continuation of the digital week at the University of Culture was the training “Skills of using an online platform for teaching” from the Department of Computer Science and the Faculty of Distance Learning, which took place on March 27. The event was dedicated to developing the skills of extended use of Moodle capabilities.

Olena Tchaikovska congratulated the participants on joining the European Week of Digital Literacy in Ukraine and spoke in detail about the #AllDigitalWeek initiative.

Marina Tolmach drew attention to the statistics on the readiness of teachers to use information technology for teaching.

In particular, Ms. Marina noted the importance of owning modern digital tools for teachers. In the practical part of the training the useful settings of the Moodle distance learning platform were considered:

how to record and evaluate student attendance

how to work with testing

how to set up an automatic calculation of grades according to your needs

how to diversify the forms of work of students on the platform.

During the training, research and teaching staff shared their experiences and were able to learn about useful settings for working with the system.

At the end of the Digital Week of KNUKiM 2021 – March 29 – the Department of Computer Science of the Faculty of Information Policy and Cyber ​​Security invited everyone to participate in the workshop “Creating digital content from Europeana”.

The participants of the event were mainly students majoring in “Information, Archival and Library Affairs” and “Computer Science”.

Creating digital content is a process that requires inspiration, interesting resources, and digital skills. One of the key themes of 2021 was for the first time identified “Digital Cultural Heritage”. Young people were invited to get acquainted with the resources of digital cultural heritage and create different content using the information and materials found. In particular, the sites Europeana and Google Arts and Culture were presented.

As the students learned, Europeana is an online portal containing millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects, and archival records that have been digitized across Europe.

Google Arts and Culture is a non-profit initiative for collaboration with cultural institutions and artists from around the world, whose mission is to preserve and bring world art and culture online so that it is accessible to anyone and anywhere.

The theme for the content was “Women’s History Month” #WomenHistoryMonth, which annually covers the contribution of women to events in history and modern society. A separate collection has been collected on this topic on the Europeana website, which has also been useful for students to implement their projects.

On March 29, students presented works in the form of presentations, memes, posters, a collection of badges, etc., related to famous women in various fields, their quotes, as well as the theme of the struggle for women’s rights and overcoming gender stereotypes.

It should be emphasized that the KNUKiM Digital Week annually expands the geography of participants, so this year online events brought together not only young people and research and teaching staff of the University of Culture, but also other leading representatives of Ukrainian higher education institutions to deepen digital skills and professional innovation. meet the challenges of the times.

KNUKiM: AllDigitalWeek 2021

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.

Safe Internet Day at the University of Culture

Safer Internet Day was celebrated online at the University of Culture. The event took place within the framework of the Erasmus + project “dComFra – Digital competence framework for Ukrainian teachers and other citizens”, № 598236-EPP-1-2018-1-LT-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP.

The event was organized by a team of IT specialists from the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Information Policy and Cybersecurity, bringing together students and teachers of the university for interesting communication.

Safer Internet Day (SID / DBI) was launched by Insafe and INHOPE with the support of the European Commission to promote the safe and positive use of digital technologies, especially by children and young people. Every year more and more companies, institutions, educational establishments from all over the world join the event, Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts supports the international initiative for three years in a row.

On Safer Internet Day, students and teachers of the University of Culture took part in an interesting IT quiz and talked about the formation of safe behavior of children and youth on the World Wide Web.

Kateryna Kotsyubivska, Head of the Department of Computer Science, acquainted the participants with the basic rules of using the network. In addition to the well-known methods of data protection, such as periodic password changes, the confidentiality of bank data, the speaker recommended regular updates of the system software, restricting access to geolocation information and careful use of the webcam.

“It is important to value our own safety and pay attention to the personal data we share on social networks. In today’s reality, great value is not only a person’s personality but also his account, which has its own price on the black market, “said Ms. Kateryna.

Taras Khodnevych, a graduate of the Department of Computer Science, joined online communication and shared his practical experience as an IT industry specialist.

Also during the event, students and research and teaching staff of the Department of Computer Science recalled an offline meeting with Oleg Khudyakov, Director of Information Security at Miratech, which was organized on the occasion of Safer Internet Day at the University of Culture last year.

Marina Tolmach, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Distance Learning, in turn, noted that the Department of Computer Science as a participant in the Erasmus + project “dComFra – Digital competence framework for Ukrainian teachers and other citizens” systematically conducts activities to develop digital competence. And the support of European digital initiatives (Safer Internet day, AllDigital Week, Code Week), which was provided by the tasks of the dComFra project, will remain a great tradition for the department after the cooperation.

A continuation of the Safer Internet Day event was joining the Safer Internet Day Challenge 2021 from Cisco Academy. As a result, all participants checked their emails for hacking and received practical advice on online security.

Meeting of stakeholders of the National Digital Coalition

Today the meeting of the authors of “Digital Agenda of Ukraine – 2020” was held. Digital Agenda of Ukraine – 2020 is a document developed by a group of experts from global and domestic markets, initiated by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and Hi Tech Office Ukraine.

The Digital Agenda has played a significant role – in three years, the words “Digitization” and “Digital Transformation” began to sound in every sector of the economy and appeared on the front pages of publications. The Digital Agenda became the basis for the creation of important state documents: the “Concept for the Development of the Digital Economy and Society of Ukraine” and the “Roadmap for Ukraine’s Integration into the EU Digital Single Market”.

Now is the time to move to active action to implement specific projects. This was the key topic of discussion of the meeting participants today.

For closer cooperation with European organizations, it is proposed to create a National Digital Coalition as a basis for the development of digital skills.

Olena Chaikovska, Head of the Department of Computer Science, Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, Representative of the project of EU Funding Program: European Neighborhood Instrument (Erasmus +: KA2 CBHE) “dComFra – Digital Competence Framework for Ukrainian Teachers and Other Citizens”, 598236-EPP-1-2018-1-LT-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP, reported to the participants on this initiative and proposed to expand the list of areas of the Coalition for effective cooperation for the digital transformation of Ukraine.

Meeting of stakeholders of the National Digital Coalition

Today the meeting of the authors of “Digital Agenda of Ukraine – 2020” was held. Digital Agenda of Ukraine – 2020 is a document developed by a group of experts from global and domestic markets, initiated by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and Hi Tech Office Ukraine.

The Digital Agenda has played a significant role – in three years, the words “Digitization” and “Digital Transformation” began to sound in every sector of the economy and appeared on the front pages of publications. The Digital Agenda became the basis for the creation of important state documents: the “Concept for the Development of the Digital Economy and Society of Ukraine” and the “Roadmap for Ukraine’s Integration into the EU Digital Single Market”.

Now is the time to move to active action to implement specific projects. This was the key topic of discussion of the meeting participants today.

For closer cooperation with European organizations, it is proposed to create a National Digital Coalition as a basis for the development of digital skills.

Olena Chaikovska, Head of the Department of Computer Science, Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, Representative of the project of EU Funding Program: European Neighborhood Instrument (Erasmus +: KA2 CBHE) “dComFra – Digital Competence Framework for Ukrainian Teachers and Other Citizens”, 598236-EPP-1-2018-1-LT-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP, reported to the participants on this initiative and proposed to expand the list of areas of the Coalition for effective cooperation for the digital transformation of Ukraine.

Internal trainings for KrNU lecturers within the framework of the dComFra project

From June 24 till June 26 trainings were held at our University for the staff of the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering and the Institute of Electromechanics, Energy Saving and Control Systems within the implementation of the European Union Erasmus+ KA2 №598236-EPP-1-2018-1-LT-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP project – the Digital competence framework for Ukrainian teachers and other citizens (dConFra). The purpose of this event was to train the contingent of lecturers for teaching in the KrNU Office of Digital Competences.

As previously reported, in May this year, an Office of Digital Competences was created at our University. According to the roadmap of the dComFra project, Ukrainian teachers and other categories of citizens of Ukraine will improve the skills in the field of digital competences in this Office. Such an office will be the only one in Poltava region that will be accredited for certification according to the European Computer Driven License (ECDL), and will be able to accept people who wish to obtain a certificate from Poltava and neighboring (Dnipropetrovsk, Kirovohrad, Cherkasy, Zaporizhzhia, etc.) regions, as, according to the project, similar offices will be established in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Pokrovsk, Chernivtsi and Kremenchuk..

This event was covered in the local press (KREMENCHUKTODAY) and at the site of the Ministry of Education of Ukraine “Novyny oblastei”.

The topics of the trainings covered various aspects of education in the field of digital competencies: from the formation of skills and abilities of mastering well-known text editors, spreadsheets to very specific knowledge in the field of e-society services; from the use of typical pedagogical approaches to the application of the latest methods of gamification of the learning process in the field of digital literacy.

The trainings were organized and held by the representatives of the work team of the dComFra project: Head of the Department of Computer and Information Systems (CIS) Prof. Mykola Huchenko, Associate Professor of CIS Department Valerii Sydorenko, Associate Professor of the Department of Automation and Computer-Aided Technologies Dmytro Mamchur, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Automatic Control Systems and Electric Drive Oleksii Kravets.

Taking into account the quarantine measures and restrictions, the event was held in the format of blended learning – a kind of hybrid methodology, when there is a combination of online learning with traditional and independent learning. Depending on personal circumstances, each of the participants had the opportunity to choose the method of participation – either to visit the venue in person, or to join the classes online.

The first working day of the trainings began on June 24 in the DC-office of the University with a welcome speech by the rector of KrNU Prof. Mykhaylo Zagirnyak. The rector noted that, realizing the importance of this project for the development of the region, the university administration decided to repair and furnish one of the best auditorium premises to create a DC office. In addition, the rector observed that it is no coincidence that the main building of KrNU was chosen as the location of the DC-office, because the presence of a ramp makes the DC-office accessible to people with disabilities.

The training began with the report of Assoc. Prof. Dmytro Mamchur on the basic questions “Digital literacy in Ukraine and the EU” and “Digital knowledge evaluation and certification. ECDL Example)”, because it is ECDL, European Computer Driving License that is a system of European computer skills certification selected by the dComFra project as the basic one.

The second half of the first day was devoted to modern means of improving the effectiveness of learning by the example of information technology Web 2.0 (Assoc. Prof. Valerii Sydorenko) and the use of the learning environment Moodle (Assoc. Prof. Dmytro Mamchur).

The next day, June 25, the training was held at the Ukrainian-Polish Center for Education, Science and Culture of the University. The audience studied the European experience in media literacy and methods of information validation (Assoc. Prof. Valerii Sydorenko), the use of pedagogical methods for a successful educational process (Prof. Mykola Huchenko), the organization of digital online educational laboratories (Senior Lecturer Oleksii Kravets).

The third working day, June 26, was devoted to a review of modern teaching aids and innovations in software and hardware of the educational process in Ukraine and the world, analysis of approaches to modeling student behavior in improving the quality of education (Prof. Mykola Huchenko), methods of using computer applications in computer laboratories by means of solutions from Docker tools (Senior Lecturer Oleksii Kravets).

In general, all the provided material was received by the audience with great interest and was accompanied by lively discussions at the end of each training modules.  

At the official closing of the training, representatives of the project work team, Associate Professors Dmytro Mamchur and Andrii Gladyr acquainted the participants with further steps in the project implementation, in particular, they announced the beginning of a new important stage of the project development of training modules for distance learning of Ukrainian teachers, internally displaced persons, anti-terrorist operation veterans and other categories of citizens.