Keywords: self-education, information and communication technologies (ICTs), information resources, social networks, design of the clothes


The article considers the following aspects of organization of self-education using the information and communication technologies (ICTs): what information resources can be the basis for self-education; how to organize the education; how to solidify the acquired knowledge and create necessary social connections. The information resources which can be used for self-education and their classification depending on the needs of the individual – for personal enrichment or for scientific search, – are determined; the most significant among them are electronic libraries and bibliographic and abstract databases. The ways of organization of self-education are analyzed, namely: massive online courses, educational applications for PCs and mobile phones, individual classes (webinars), consistent self-development of separate topics, etc. ICTs that promote the creation of social connections and communications with like-minded people and specialists with narrow focus (social networks, scientists’ identification systems, forums and blogs) are considered. The examples of information recourses, aimed at obtaining professionally important information by fashion designers, are provided. Among them are blogs about art, fashion and design, virtual museum sites, resources for fashion industry leaders, sites of exhibitions, contests, popular and scientific journals, designers and brands. The possibilities of assessing the reliability of scientific information using the bibliographic and abstract databases, social networks and individual profiles of scientists in the systems of identification are determined. In order to identify the specifics of ICTs use, a questionnaire survey has been conducted that has outlined the main informational resources used in the search for the necessary information (encyclopedias and databases, social networks, YouTube channels and blogs in Twitter, LifeJournal, etc.), and peculiarities of perception of such information. It is found that ICTs are the main source for searching and receiving information.

Author Biographies

Kalina L. Pashkevich, Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design

Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Associate Professor, Professor of the Department of Ergonomics and Fashion Designing

Olga V. Yezhova, Volodymyr Vynnychenko Central Ukrainian State Pedagogical University

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Professor of the Department of Theory and Methods of Technological Training, Professional Labour and Life Safety

Olena D. Gerasymenko, Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design

Postgraduate Student of the Department of Ergonomics and Fashion Designing


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