Keywords: digital learning environment, learning management system, distance course, model, primary school teacher training


Over the past few years the processes of education informatization are tied with its digitalisation. The certain upgrades of electronic educational resources take place and the new era of learning tools – digital learning resources – is developing. The preference is given to the open educational resources that can work on any digital device, so they are digital educational resources. The article presents the experience of using the distance course “Digital Technologies for Teaching and Research” for primary school teacher training at State Higher Education Institution “Donbas State Pedagogical University”. The analysis of the practical use of the distance course and studying foreign scientific and methodological data sources proves the necessity of forming and developing the Next Generation of Digital Learning Environment (NGDLE). Five main functional domains of NGDLE are distinguished and analysed which ensure its full implementation: interoperability and integration; personalization; analytics, advising, and learning assessment; collaboration; accessibility and universal design. The model of digital learning environment for primary school teacher training is completely intuitive platform for integrating the virtual training of primary school teachers, conducting conferences and webinars, effective collaboration of scientists, university lecturers, university students and school teachers. The platform clusters are characterized (distance courses, digital teaching and learning resources, internet conferences, webinars, student and teacher e-portfolios, forum) which correlate with mentioned features of the Next Generation of Digital Learning Environment. It is proved that the Next Generation of Digital Learning Environment is developed due to evolving traditional learning management systems (LMS) and their similarity with the principles of open education and flexible personal learning environments.


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Author Biographies

Liudmyla H. Havrilova, SHEI “Donbas State Pedagogical University”

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Primary Education Theory and Practice Department

Olena S. Beskorsa, SHEI “Donbas State Pedagogical University”

PhD of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, Associate Professor at the Primary Education Theory and Practice Department

Olena Ye. Ishutina, SHEI “Donbas State Pedagogical University”

PhD of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, Associate Professor at the Primary Education Theory and Practice Department


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How to Cite
Havrilova, L. H., Beskorsa, O. S., & Ishutina, O. Y. (2021). MODELING THE DIGITAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHER TRAINING. Information Technologies and Learning Tools, 81(1), 180-191.
ICT and learning tools in the higher education establishments