- PublicationLEARNING FOR GENDER EQUALITY IN POST-INDUSTRIAL ECONOMY: AN ONLINE PROGRAM OVERVIEW(2021)The Latvian – Ukrainian project "Gender aspects of digital readiness and development of human capital in region" Nr.LV-UA/2018/3 focuses on the digitalization of education for closing the gender employment gap in the profoundly transforming labour market.The article focuses on the online program "Learning for Gender Equality in Post-Industrial Economy" for professional development of educators. The program grounds on research previously done at the project. In this article, we review the program content and provide an evaluation of its participants.
- PublicationTRANSVERSAL COMPETENCIES FOR DIGITAL READINESS AND DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN CAPITAL IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION(2021)The research is carried out within the framework of Rezekne Academy of Technology, Latvia in cooperation with West Ukrainian National University, Ukraine LV – UA project “Gender aspects of digital readiness and development of human capital in regions” Nr.LV-UA/ 2018/3. Nowadays, educational institutions have to adapt to the new situation, make changes that would promote the transformation of the study process, promote the development of digital readiness and human capital.The aim of the research is to study the need for transversal competencies, innovation, entrepreneurship and development of digital readiness and human capital in engineering studies. The monographic and descriptive method has been applied for studying scientific literature and modeling method for a professional development plan.
- PublicationTRANSVERSAL COMPETENCIES IN ICT STUDY PROGRAMS: AN INTRODUCTION TO CURRENT RESEARCH(2020)The research is carried out within the framework of the doctoral thesis “Methodology and tools for sensor network design”, where transversal competencies and their assessment are related to ICT study programs, such as “Mechatronics” implemented by Rezekne Academy of Technologies and based on Smart Specialization Strategy (RIS3) ICT and smart materials, technologies and engineering systems.Today's labour market needs competitive employees who are able to analyze situations with systematic and design thinking. The education system needs to change in line with the requirements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, so prospective workers need to have knowledge of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary processes.The aim of this research is to determine the transversal competencies of ICT study programs. The monographic and descriptive method has been applied for studying scientific literature. The research looks at the competencies and skills that are needed for ICT graduates, such as digital, innovative, entrepreneurship, research, communication, critical thinking, human relation, leadership, planning, problem solving.
- PublicationIMPROVING ADAPTIVE LEARNING IN A SMART LEARNING ENVIRONMENT(2021)It has been broadly argued that, in the near future, the demand for skilled labor will increase whilst that for routine activities will decrease. In this regard, the need for making greater investments in education to re-skill workers and support continuous learning has been invoked as an essential requirement for preserving people’s employability.Digital technology is deemed increasingly necessary to sustain the educational endeavor, for the possibilities it offers to make more accessible and low-cost educational interventions. It allows for the creation of personalized learning paths and customized digital learning solutions, for courses to be available to a large attendance of learners, and for teaching-learning activities to be offered at significantly reduced cost.In this article, a learning unit structure designed to improve adaptive learning is proposed, and mechanisms for adaptive learning in a smart learning environment are discussed.The implemented teaching-learning solution is also illustrated. This is a preliminary application based on an approach that combines the teacher experience with learning analytics.
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