1 University of Deusto (SPAIN)
2 Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University (UKRAINE)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN19 Proceedings
Publication year: 2019
Pages: 8791-8798
ISBN: 978-84-09-12031-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2019.2190
Conference name: 11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 1-3 July, 2019
Location: Palma, Spain
This paper seeks to report on the current state and attitudes towards digital education in Ukraine. The paper introduces the developed 3D mapping of Ukrainian digital education. Moreover, it demonstrates the necessity of profound modification aimed at improving the quality and competitiveness of education, which causes changing the role of academic and teaching staff in Ukraine in accordance with contemporary world requirements. The comprehensive analysis of the state policies and regulatory framework in the field of digital skills and competences was performed. Among those we would like to mention the UNESCO recommendations on information and communication technology competence, the digital competence framework for citizens DigComp 2.0 and the digital competence framework for educators DigCompEdu, and requirements for digital literacy in the United States, in particular the standards of the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE). As a result of the analysis of these reports and documents, questionnaires were developed for two groups of respondents – university academic and teaching staff as well as their students. The survey was conducted in six Ukrainian universities within the framework of the international Erasmus + project MoPED.

The developed 3D mapping indicates the attitude of respondents to three categories:
(1) main modern educational trends,
(2) use of innovative pedagogical technologies and
(3) digital instruments of the educational process.

The outcome of the survey shows the level of interest in mastering digital tools and the ability to use them effectively in the day-by-day teaching process. At the same time, it makes possible to compare the attitudes of academic staff of institutions of higher education and students to the above-mentioned categories at the present stage. The study results as well as 3D mapping could be helpful for higher education decision makers and policy makers to respond to current and future education needs.
Digital technologies, information and communication technologies, digital competency, 3D mapping, educational trends, innovative pedagogical technologies, digit.