DIGITAL SKILLS AS PART OF EDUCATION OF PHD STUDENTS
University of Zilina (SLOVAKIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 15th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-9 March, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:Digital skills are an important competence for living and working in the 21st century, which is multiplied mainly by the increase in digitization in everyday and working life. Nowadays, it is possible to observe the attitudes of the young generation, which indicate in which direction and in what way the solution should be directed to improve the study. Ultimately, it is about making jobs more attractive. It is mainly about the development of digital skills or abilities of students, which would then enable and facilitate them to find a suitable job position in a time of constant digitization, automation and robotics. School and education must naturally adapt to the change that is coming with the Industrial Revolution 4.0. It is very important that students have quality training already during their university studies. Intensified use of technology in teaching helps to develop new competencies in students, such as critical thinking, flexible decision-making, coping with unexpected situations, effective communication etc. The aim of the article is to determine the level of digital skills of PhD students at the University of Zilina. The benefit of the article is to point out the level of digital skills of 3rd degree full-time doctoral students at the university through primary research. These results can serve as a basis for the formulation of further education goals in the field of improving digital skills in universities. Therefore, it is essential that university graduates entering the internship have sufficiently acquired digital skills according to the requirements of the internship, whether it is an internship at a university in the form of student education or an internship in a business environment. Increasing students' digital skills also presupposes the development of digital skills of teachers, who in many cases will become teachers in the future.
Keywords: Digital skills, technology, students, teachers, doctoral students, ICT skills.