Digital skills development for foreign languages education in Ukraine

Makhachashvili, Rusudan and Семеніст, Іван Васильович (2021) Digital skills development for foreign languages education in Ukraine IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet, 19 (2). pp. 46-66. ISSN 1645-7641

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The global pandemic led the higher educational sphere worldwide to the amplified emergency digitalization measures, that sprang from the necessity to take quick comprehensive action to transform educational workflow and both standard and dynamic educational scenarios into digital, blended, and hybrid formats. As a result, there are identified several challenges that higher educational institutions had to face and overcome in a manner that was efficient and expedient: 1) to activate comprehensive complex skillsets, otherwise latent or underutilized in the educational process; 2) to boost ICT competence and digital literacy of all participants of the educational process, relocated to the computer realm. The study objective is informed by the research task to conduct a structured, case-based diagnostics of viral development of digital skills and their application to construe interdisciplinary competencies and professional linguistic competences of students of European and Oriental Languages major programs at Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University (Ukraine), that took place over the span of 2020-2021 due to lockdown measures. The inquiry is founded on the identification of various soft and communicative competency principles and estimated digital literacy components that inform the meta-digital competence in Foreign Languages Education. The empirical study is derived from the comprehensive survey data that disclosed digital literacy components and e-skills implementation in various tiers of professional linguistic and FLE activities. The inquiry determines structural interoperability between different groups of applied e-skills, linguistic competence components and soft skills, necessary for the development of the interdisciplinary professional capacity of Foreign Languages students in Ukraine.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital Literacy; Viral Digital Skills; Meta-Digital Skills; E-Skills; E-Learning; Foreign Languages Education (FLE)
Subjects: Це архівна тематика Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Статті у журналах > Наукові (входять до інших наукометричних баз, крім перерахованих, мають ISSN, DOI, індекс цитування)
Divisions: Це архівні підрозділи Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Факультет романо-германської філології > Кафедра романської філології та порівняльно-типологічного мовознавства
Це архівні підрозділи Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Кафедра східних мов і перекладу
Depositing User: Русудан Кирилевна Махачашвілі
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2021 07:02
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2021 07:02

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