On March, 22, the All Digital Week started in Ukraine - an annual campaign held in order to inspire and teach people certain digital skills. The digital skills of 42% of Europeans are lower than basic. During the crisis, digital skills became more important than ever. Digital transformation measures are actively undertaken at co-working spaces, public centers, schools, universities, libraries and other educational locations all around Europe.
The faculty of Public Management, Administration and Law Department of Education and Research Institute of Finance, Economics and Management at National University "Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic” actively joined the European initiative and held an interactive seminar titled “Students’ Digital Skills in Terms of Digital Transformation”.
From 2010 to 2020, more than 1,300,000 participants joined the European All Digital Week. Within the national project Diia. Digital Education, the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine annually holds a large-scale communication and education campaign on digital literacy for school and university students, teachers, scientists, representatives of various scientific establishments and government bodies. Representatives of the government, business and organizations became partners of the Ministry, because they saw the need for acquiring certain digital skills.
The main topics of this year’s campaign included
- the basic digital skills and media literacy,
- coding, STE(A)M and artificial intelligence,
- advanced digital skills and employment,
- digital cultural heritage.
More than one hundred students of Poltava Polytechnic, pupils and graduates of secondary schools of Poltava region joined the discussion of pressing issues of the digital transformation of education environment, and the priority of digital skills in the modern informational society.
The seminar was moderated by Associate Professor of Public Management, Administration and Law Department, PhD Anna Hliebova, Associate Professor of Public Management, Administration and Law Department, PhD Inna Kulchii, and Chief Specialist of Information and Computer Facilities Department of Poltava Oblast State Administration Oleh Sviderskyi.
“We tried to approach the topic of basic digital skills and media literacy through learning six groups of skills,” Alla Hliebova commented, “because it is incredibly important for the students of our university and our future students as well to acquire the basics of digital and media literacy, to know how to work with data, create digital content, know about safety online, communication for interaction, and solutions of technical problems. The person who has a high level of digital literacy is more likely to be employed and have a successful career.”
Chief Secretary of Information and Computer Facilities Department of Poltava Oblast State Administration Oleh Sviderskyi spoke about the directions of the activity of Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, the results and achievements of digital transformation in Poltava region. The speaker paid special attention to practical aspects of digital innovations in the fields of medicine, transport, education, administration.
Associate Professor of Public Management, Administration and Law Department Inna Kulchii delivered a presentation focused on practice in the formation of the skills and knowledge about working with databases and using them for business, providing legal services, working at government structures and for local self-government bodies.
The faculty of Public Management, Administration and Law Department thanked the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine for the Facebook event, partners and a creative Open Pack of design materials of the All Digital Week, the Information and Computer Facilities Department of Poltava Oblast State Administration and the participants of the event.
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