HYBRID CLOUD-ORIENTED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR IT STUDENT PROJECT TEAMWORK

Keywords: hybrid cloud-oriented learning environment, project teamwork, IT students, interdisciplinary project, digital competences, professional competences, soft skills

Abstract

The article proposes a technology for the development and implementation of a hybrid cloud-oriented learning environment for the electronic support of interdisciplinary projects in the educational process of future IT specialists. To organize such a project, a model of hybrid cloud-oriented learning environment was designed. The components of such an environment are as follows: competence, communication and technology. Based on the developed model, a MS Teams-based cloud environment for project teamwork was created. It integrated all the necessary services for the implementation of an interdisciplinary project. The technological component regulates the content, methods and forms of training during the project implementation. According to the content of the interdisciplinary project, methods and forms of training, both traditional and cloud-oriented, were selected. This environment provided interaction between teachers of different disciplines and teams of students. The software component consists of tools for communication, project management and placement of the teaching resources included in MS Teams and complemented by additional tools that integrate with it, for example, professional tools and tools for presenting the results of work. Teachers could additionally integrate necessary e-learning courses and tools. Data analysis of experimental studies demonstrated that MS Teams-based cloud-oriented environment, which ensures execution of tasks on communication, organization of teaching process, project management and makes it possible to integrate additional tools for arranging an interdisciplinary project, namely, professional, educational and the like, – is an effective environment for the development of the digital, professional and personal competences of the future IT specialist. Moreover, interdisciplinary projects contribute to the development of integral competence of future IT specialists. An experimental study conducted on the basis of the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences involved 3rd year students of the specialty 122 – “Computer Science”.

Author Biographies

Olena G. Glazunova, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology

Tetyana V. Voloshyna, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine

PhD of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor at the Department of Information and Distance Technologies

Valentyna I. Korolchuk, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine

Assistant at the Department of Information and Distance Technologies

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Published
2020-06-19
Section
ICT and learning tools in the higher education establishments