Information Technologies to Support Education during COVID-19

Keywords: information and communication technology, media pedagogy, COVID-19, online education, social distancing


The purpose of this research is to make a synthesis of the literature on the implementation of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the educational environment, taking into account the advantages and disadvantages, benefits and limitations, attempts to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the current needs generated by social distancing. Both the educational and technical components necessary to create and maintain Internet platforms for communication and evaluation are taken into account. The fact that new technologies related to artificial intelligence, robotics, cloud computing and blockchain are progressing rapidly makes Romania accelerate its digital transformation process in accordance with the requirements of the European Union. From now on, every person, especially young people, should constantly improve their digital skills throughout their lives. In fact, the progress in the implementation of technologies in education has been insignificant. Young people tend to use the Internet more to socialize and less to educate themselves. Improvement of results in youth education can be achieved only by innovative teaching systems, based on new services, technologies, competencies of teachers that set  clear teaching objectives. It was noted that some aspects of this study were presented at the XX International Scientific and Practical Conference «Statistical Methods and Information Technologies for Analysis of Socio-Economic Development», which took place on May 21, 2020 at Leonid Yuzkov Khmelnytsky University of Management and Law.


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