Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference “Digitalization of Education: History, Trends and Prospects” (DETP 2020)

Virtual Education Space as a Resource of Universities Intercultural Interaction in the Digital Age

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S.A. Minyurova
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S.A. Minyurova
Available Online 13 May 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200509.084How to use a DOI?
Keywords
virtual space, digitalized content, network, interaction, academic mobility
Abstract
Learning is a highly complex process that has many different aspects of goals, content and knowledge management, sharing, enhancement, and provisioning. To serve an education process, a Virtual Education Space (VES) is a context-aware scenario aiming at expanding the space for lifelong learning. Given the multidisciplinary nature of this research, this paper attempts to show how current research has elucidated a complex relationship between digital space and learning. It presents an approach to and the experience of networking cooperation carried out at Ural State Pedagogical University (USPU), Yekaterinburg, Russia. We hold the following dominant positions: firstly, the increasing use of virtual space in education necessitates the development of a theoretical and practical online education. Secondly, there is a consensus that every virtual space is a distinct learning environment. Thirdly, academic discourse on learning task design and digitalized content is permeated by a social environment. Furthermore, the supporting assistants, implemented as intelligent agents, and technical requirements of project implementation are described. VES architecture plays an important role in supporting the emergence of a “sense of place” among students. As an example of this approach, the paper analyzes educational opportunities of the project “Global Understanding” crucial for successful self-realization in the digital world. This project has been implemented at USPU since 2012; it is carried out with East Carolina University (ECU), USA, and 43 other universities around the world. That means that intercultural interaction occurs with members of different cultural groups, from different backgrounds, of different behavior which requires designing strategies for positive and productive interaction. The above mentioned issues will be covered in the paper.
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