SELF-EDUCATION AS A MEANS OF INCREASING DIGITAL SKILLS
University of Zilina (SLOVAKIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 14th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 8-9 November, 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. School and education must naturally adapt to the change that is coming with the Industry 4.0, because it will bring about a change in the employment system as we know it today. The need to have at least basic digital skills has been further highlighted by the current pandemic situation. Self-education can ultimately bring us more benefits than we can currently imagine. We will learn to work effectively with the time we have so much right now. The article analyses the possibilities of educating citizens in the context of digitization of the economy and society. Self-education can be a form of raising the level of digital skills of anyone wants to learn and improve their abilities and skills. At present there is no comprehensive system of self-education through which it is possible to acquire specific skills with information and communication technologies. A person who wants to improve their skills on their own will spend a lot of time searching for relevant information. Based on the primary research, design an electronic system enabling citizens to learn in the field of information and communication technologies in the form of detailed instructions and procedures needed to acquire specific skills. In the article we describe the proposed electronic system - a web portal, which will contain a database of instructions and procedures from various areas related to information and communication technologies. It is thanks to such instructions that one should be able to learn specific skills from the comfort of home.
Keywords: Digital skills, self-education, primary research, web portal.