Application of Information Technology in Improvement of Teachers’ Competence
This study investigates the process of implementation of information technology (IT) in education, and the impact of computerization on the quality of teaching. In addition, the need to define the requirements of IT competencies of a present-day teacher in order to establish whether they are at the appropriate level is reiterated. Following the results of this study, it is concluded that the IT competency of a present-day teacher is one of the key indicators of the success rate of that teacher’s activity and is also a necessary precondition for furthering the level of their professional competency. This therefore emphasizes the significance of working on a professional development system for a modern teacher, concentrating on the use of the IT system. This model of professional development allows for solving some tasks and increases the level of IT competency of a present-day teacher; however, it also has a number of disadvantages and does not fully cater to comprehensive problems on the part of teachers who rely so much on the active use of IT in their professional activity.
KeywordsInformation technology Qualification Competency Higher education Quality improvement
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