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

Digitalization of Modern High School in the Perspective of the Paradigm of Smart Education

E.V. Strogetskaya, I.B. Betiger, A.V. Timofeev, M.P. Zamotin
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Available Online 13 May 2020.
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sociology of higher education, smart education, digital educational environment of the university, online education at the university, the social effectiveness of education, social ideas of students about digital education
The article is dedicated to the problem of the transition of high school to a new paradigm of the formation of the information society by digitalizing the educational process. Readers are offered the results of an empirical study, aimed at answering the question of whether online learning really forms new educational attitudes for modern students, that correspond to the values of the information society - readiness for the autonomous production of knowledge and improvement of skills for solving non-traditional tasks, or students only go through this experience only as a more convenient, resource-saving form of study. In addition, studies assesed the social effectiveness of today’s online education. Basic provisions of the concept of smart education, the results of developments in the field of economics of higher education, elements of the theory of social representations, principles, and methods of the institutional tradition of the sociology of higher education were used as the methodological framework of the study. The results of a set of sociological studies, undertaken to test the main hypothesis, are presented. The first was aimed at identifying the social ideas of digital education among students, who had never studied online. The second continues in the form of monitoring satisfaction and self-assessment of a student learning experience in specific online courses on the disciplines, included in the main educational programs of one of the leading technical universities in Russia. The authors of the article revealed a great interest and generally positive attitude of students, regardless of the presence or absence of their corresponding educational experience in online learning. Most students of online courses noted, that it is more interesting and effective to study this way, however, classes in a traditional form provide more solid and clear knowledge. At the same time, whether is there a transition of higher education to the principles of a smart paradigm is being carried out at the present stage of the digitalization of higher education remains unclear. Firstly, there is no sufficient data on a significant increase in the effectiveness of educational activities. It is possible only to record the growth of student satisfaction with their academic performance. Secondly, there is a problem of self-organization of the system. Finally, the degree of readiness of students, who have completed online learning, to independently produce knowledge and solve non-standard problems is not clear. Rather, on the contrary, the more difficult the mastered professional discipline becomes, the more students need the help of a teacher. Hybrid formats are recognized as the most functional option for teaching students, especially senior courses of both levels of education.
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AU  - E.V. Strogetskaya
AU  - I.B. Betiger
AU  - A.V. Timofeev
AU  - M.P. Zamotin
PY  - 2020
DA  - 2020/05/13
TI  - Digitalization of Modern High School in the Perspective of the Paradigm of Smart Education
BT  - International Scientific Conference “Digitalization of Education: History, Trends and Prospects” (DETP 2020)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 605
EP  - 613
SN  - 2352-5398
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ID  - Strogetskaya2020
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