Some Prospects for the Use of Modern Information Technology

M.A. Shufnarovych

Abstract


Today all universities of Ukraine are characterized by increasing students' independent workload involving modern information technology. One of the areas of self-learning is the use of cloud technology in the educational process. Attractive offers for universities are provided by Microsoft and Google option of educational use of cloud services Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps for Education. The use of these services will provide more tools that make a real learning process easier, more accessible and interesting. Such a project started on December 1, 2016 in Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University. It is a portal based on Microsoft cloud technology and software Office. As the benefits of the project, users of the university portal (registered students and teachers) will be able to share and work on documents, create special websites for specific user groups, leadership and participation in joint research projects, exchange instant messages between users of web conferencing, lectures and seminars remotely, the use of simulators, email with enhanced features, and install the appropriate software on their personal devices for communication with the portal from any user-friendly place. Consequently, the introduction of cloud technologies in Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University aims to primarily facilitate the students' learning process. We can summarize that the benefits for students' individual work using information technologies in educational process are as follows: free and permanent access to materials from any place convenient and any personal device connected to the Internet; reducing the time for searching the necessary educational documents and materials for independent preparation for classes, practical tasks, term papers, research projects; opportunity to participate in research projects and work on the task of an individual student and the group under the guidance of a teacher or project manager; the ability to create student's personal space from blogging to discuss specific themes; controlling access to documents. To conclude, the use of modern information technology in the organization of students' independent work contributes effectively to the formation of professional skills of future specialists.

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students' independent work; cloud technology; Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps for Education; research project

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15421/40270151

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