SHS Web of Conf.
Volume 92, 2021The 20th International Scientific Conference Globalization and its Socio-Economic Consequences 2020
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Collaborative Economics, Digital Platforms and Multimedia|
|Published online||13 January 2021|
Digital Learning Environment in Higher Education: New Global Issues
1 CTL Eurocollege, Faculty of Business, 118 Spyrou Kyprianou Ave., 3077 Limassol, Cyprus
2 Novosibirsk State Technical University, Faculty of Business, 20 Karl Marks Pr., 630073 Novosibirsk, Russia
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Research background: Living in a digitalized connected world changes the dynamic of the learning process. Recent issues in the world economy and society have increased the demand for online education drastically. But many enterprises in higher education find themselves unprepared to satisfy this demand effectively because digital learning is a relatively new and under-researched field especially regarding digital instruments and social aspects. For this study we adopted connectivism learning theory proposed by George Siemens in 2005 together with the “old” behaviourism, cognitivism, and constructivism theory put forward by Ertmer and Newby in 1993.
Purpose of the article: The study intended to investigate elements of digital learning process using student feedback and to suggest ways to improve the quality of digital higher education based on learning theories applied to digital environment.
Methods: A total of 2347 university students participated in this study. Data were collected through an online survey and were analysed with the use of SPSS software.
Findings & Value added: The study revealed that students pinpoint three groups of problems in online learning: the process of getting feedback form tutor and peers; the process of concentration and self-management; the technical difficulties of staying connected. The paper studies the theoretical background of problematic areas and proposes tools for their improvement.
Key words: digital learning environment / connectivity / online education / quality of higher education
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