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.

All Digtal Week at NTU “KhPI”

The NTU “KhPI” held a week of webinars “Know, be able, use! All Digital Week. ” The All Digital Week event was held from March 23 to 26, 2020. in collaboration with the international project “dComFra – Digital competence framework for Ukrainian teachers and other citizens / dComFra (No. 598236-EPP-1-2018-1-LT-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP).”
In the framework of online seminars, teachers, scientists and other participants from different cities of Ukraine improved their basic digital and information skills. The organizers and speakers of the events were employees of the KhPI Scientific and Technical Library and the Department of Information Systems of NTU KhPI. According to the results of webinars, participants received certificates.
KhPI representatives held four online events. About search, analysis and systematization of information, as well as the formation of the scientist image in the information space, said the deputy Director of the KhPI Scientific and Technical Library Julia Glavcheva. The expert on the topic “Academic Virtue” was the director of the KhPI Scientific and Technical Library Larisa Semenenko. Information on digital competencies in Ukraine and Europe was presented by teachers of the Information Systems department: Associate Professor Anna Zavolodko and Professor Oleg Kasilov.

Safer Internet Day at NTU “KhPI”

On February 5-25, 2020, within the framework of the international event SAFER INTERNET DAY (SID2020), the Department of Information Systems of NTU “KhPI” with leading higher educational institutions and networking academies of Cisco, with the support of the Institute for Modernization of Educational Content, conducted an online lesson “Internet: How to Play, Learn and Work Safely” .
The digital development and integration of Ukraine into the European Digital Space (EU Single Digital Market) means improving the digital skills of young people and society as a whole in order to increase the employment rate of the population and the effective use of digital opportunities. Certification of knowledge and training in the field of “Informatics and information technology” as a means of increasing competencies.
It was conducted by Assistant Professor Nataliia Dzheniuk and Associate Professor Maksym Tolkachov. Educational institutions of Kharkiv, Poltava, Sumy and Chernihiv regions were connected to the online lesson. Students, students, teachers and others wished to attend the event were among the attendees. Two classes were organized for registration: the first – for students of Kharkiv and Sumy regions, the second – for students of Poltava and Chernihiv regions. There were over 3500 registered.
The speakers were Baranovsky O., Ph.D., CISSP, CISM, CEH, CHFI, Associate Professor of the Information Security Department of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” and Baranenko RV, Professor of the Professional and Specialty Department disciplines of the Kherson faculty of Odessa State University of Internal Affairs.
The students were interested in the process of increasing their competence in the field of information technology. They look forward to new training courses and the ability to validate digital competencies by certification.
Information on the dComFra project and on the Digital Transformation Coalition was welcomed.
This year our Department of Information Systems is not the first time participating in the international event SAFER INTERNET DAY.

Info Day 2020 at NTU KhPI

Day of open doors «Vacations with the Polytech» was hold in NTU “KhPI” for prospective students and their parents. The department of Information Systems presented developments accomplished within dComFra project and proposed to take part in the coming trainings.

Info Day at NTU KhPI

17 November 2019. Day of open doors was hold in NTU “KhPI” for prospective students and their parents. The department of Information Systems presented developments accomplished within dComfra project and proposed to take part in the coming trainings.

CodeWeek 2019 at NTU KhPI

As part of the CodeWeek international event, the Department of Information Systems of NTU “KhPI” held a number of webinars:

October 9, 2019, the seminar “Uniform use of the processor”. October 9, 2019 – “Uniform use of the processor”. The webinar allowed us to mention the general concepts of operating systems; to understand algorithms of planning of processes, to get acquainted with an example of construction of diagrams on Scratch.

October 11, 2019 – “Static websites builder Websites portability”.  A webinar, combining the efforts of practice and science, the topic “How not having the knowledge of the developer to create your website?” Was available. The material that was given in this webinar can be applied as enhancing the competencies of teachers, senior pupils, students, teachers and other layers of the population of the benefit.

October 18, 2019 the seminar – “Improvement of digital competences citizen”  The webinar examined the framework for increasing digital competencies for teachers and other citizens of Ukraine.

October 23, 2019 – “The Digital Competency Framework for Teachers and Other Citizens of Ukraine / dComFra.” Digital Development and Integration of Ukraine into the European Digital Space (Single Digital RinokES) implies improving the digital skills of youth and society as a whole to increase employment and use of digital opportunities Certification of knowledge and training in the field of “Informatics and Information Technologies” as a means of enhancing competencies.

October 29, 2019 – “Digital Competence Framework for Ukrainian Citizens.

Speakers of the entry point are Zfort software architect Valery Zavolodko, prof. Vitaly Breslavets, prof. Oleg Kasilov, Assoc. Ganna Zavolodko.

In addition to online listeners, we have collected 2 student audiences. One kennel audience at the KhPI department of “Information Systems” is another in the KhIRE department of Microprocessor Technologies and Systems. We have a kennel online broadcast. Teachers check trainings to enhance their digital competencies. Information about the dComFra project and the “Digital Transformation Coalition” was positively received by the participants of the seminar.

This year, the Department of Information Systems first participated in the CodeWeek4 Challenge, but received an event award. It was a good experience, which we will be happy to repeat next year.

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.