University of Ruse (BULGARIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2015 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 3150-3156
ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain
The research interest in the present paper has originated from the fact that Information Technology (IT) may be used as a linking unit in activities of various nature: science, education, services, management, etc. The text provides methodological guidance on the integration of IT with other disciplines by considering various routes of enhancing the quality of Information Technology education, utilizing the potentials for its integration with other fields of study.

The present paper offers computer-based structuring, modelling, organization and presentation of the learning material in Information Technology. The thematic modules, planned according to the program of study in the said discipline, are divided into separate study units and real practical application is sought for each one of them. They are individual parts in the hierarchy of the learning activities planned for the learning session.

The basic strategic axes in the process of scientific research and application of guidance on the integration of IT with other academic disciplines or real practical problems are as follows:
• Understanding the fundamental principles of mathematics and science as a bridge for mastering the new technologies and their efficient embedding in computer-based training of modern engineers.
• Development of new strategies and learning techniques for the purpose of preparing the graduates and equipping them with the ICT knowledge required in order for them to be employable.
• Building in every student well-established routines of using ICT for continuous broadening of their knowledge and skills in professional and scientific aspect.
• Developing a new type of thinking in students in the training process.
• Increasing the efficiency of student activities by concentrating their efforts on solving specific economic, production or management problems needed for a successful business.
• Ongoing development of the learners’ communication skills, aimed at mastering other European languages by including various problems for solving in IT classes and extracurricular activities.
Information Technology, interdisciplinarity, integration.