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.

Event photos.

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”.

Dissemination of European experience among DonNTU teachers

On May 22, 2019, at the Faculty of Computer Science and Technology, information seminars were held to disseminate the knowledge acquired by the DonNTU teachers during numerous trainings. During the seminars, the teachers of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Professor Olga Dmitrieva and Associate Professor Natalya Kostyukova, told the participants about the content of the trainings held at the University of Vytautas Magnus (Kaunas, Lithuania) and at the Czech University of Life Science (Prague).

In her speech, Natalya Kostyukova spoke about the strategy of forming digital skills of the population in Lithuania and Europe, educational programs for improving the digital skills of teachers, the work of the Lithuanian National Digital Coalition.

Olga Dmitrieva’s presentation was dedicated to the experience of the Testing Center at the Czech University of Life Science and the strategy of digital skills formation in the Czech Republic. She thoroughly and vividly described the experience of the Czech Republic and the possibilities of its use in DonNTU in the framework of the project implementation. In total, 17 faculty members and staff participated in the seminars.

Partnership Meeting of DonNTU Teachers with European Colleagues Held at Krakow Pedagogical University (Poland)

In May, a working meeting of representatives of the partner universities of the project was held at the Pedagogical University in Krakow. DonNTU’s teachers took part in the work: Vice-rector Yevgen Bashkov and Assistant Professor Natalya Kostyukova.

The meeting reviewed the results of the project implementation activities related to the analysis of existing programs and curricula in European countries, existing trainings for teachers, the digital competences of citizens and education workers in EU countries. The participants discussed the development of competency profiles, didactic approach to training, selection of certification program, development of dComFra project web portal, quality control and dissemination of project information.

SECOND COORDINATION MEETING OF DOMFRA PROJECT PARTNERS

From May 15 to May 17, 2019 at the Pedagogical University of Krakow (Poland), the 2nd coordination meeting of the partners of the project “dComFra – Digital Competence Framework for Ukrainian Teachers and Other Citizens” (No. 598236-EPP-1-2018-1-LT -EPPKA2-CBHE-SP). Measures related to the project implementation and promotion were discussed.

The issues related to the results of the analysis of existing digital competences (DCs) in the curricula and courses at Ukrainian and European universities were considered, the overview of the existing DC related training programs for teachers was presented, the Digital Competence Structure for citizens and teachers was also presented used in EU countries.

NTU “KPI” team presented operating plans, a strategy for sustainability and promotion of the project, as well as a distribution plan. To this end, the following annual events are envisaged: information days, specialized seminars, etc.

Prague educators share experiences in learning digital competencies

From April 9 to April 12, 2019, trainings were held at the Czech University of Life Sciences in accordance with the implementation plan of the project “Digital Competence Framework for Ukrainian Teachers and Other Citizens” (598236-EPP-1-2018-1-LT-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP). The teachers of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Informatics of DonNTU took part in the training: Professor, Head of the Department O.Dmitrieva and Associate Professors N.Kostyukova and N.Maslova.

During the trainings, the staff of Prague University have informed Ukrainian colleagues of strategies for improving digital literacy in the Czech Republic, have demonstrated the work of the university testing center, have told about the practices in teaching computer science and computer technology and about the digital skills strategy in the Czech Republic. The training participants visited the Human Behavior and Virtual Reality Research Labs, learn about innovative teaching methods used at the university, and the large-scale digital support for Moodle & Adobe Connect training.

THE CONCEPT OF INFORMATION SECURITY IN THE IOT SYSTEM

Within the framework of implementation of the international project Erasmus + “dComFra – Digital Competence (Dig Comp) Framework for Ukrainian Teachers and Other Citizens”, a joint publication of the scientific article “The concept of information security in the iot system” was made, authors: A. Serkov, V. Kravets, O. Kasilov, B. Lazurenko, (National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”, Kharkiv, Ukraine), A. Mickus, (Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania).

Scientific and Technical Journal “Modern Information Systems” http://ais.khpi.edu.ua

The subject of the study is the processes of ensuring the security of information in wireless control channels and communication of the Internet of Things (IoT). The purpose is to develop the concept of broadband Internet access and to implement key security competencies in the implementation of IoT projects. The model is based on the reference model DigComp 2.0, which was created within the system of digital competence of citizens. Moreover, the main area of ​​competence of this model is safety. The task is to ensure that the IoT system is running smoothly and securely. Methods used: methods of analytical, simulation and temporal position-impulse coding. The following results were obtained. The concept of security in wireless control and communication systems of IoT has been developed. It has been shown that wireless high-bandwidth technology, which enables high volumes and speeds of data transmission, should be used to obtain high noise immunity to control and communication channels and to protect information from interception. The possibility of seamless, one-band operation for both traditional narrowband communication systems and systems that use broadband signals is justified. A technical solution is proposed for the construction of a broadband transceiver antenna system. Conclusions. The use of high bandwidth channels allows for an almost unlimited increase in the number of IoT control channels and communications. Pre-allocation between channels of orthogonal codes implements the process of control and communication without interception of information and interference. Moreover, the use of the temporal position-impulse coding method prevents inter-character distortions of coding short-pulses. This also reduces the level of distortion of information signals caused by its multipath propagation, which guarantees the security of information in the IoT system.