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Developing digital competence, Oliver Buček

Developing digital competence, Oliver Buček

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DEVELOPMENT OF THE DIGITAL COMPETENCE
prof. Oliver Buček, Primary school Breg, Ptuj - Sloveniaoliver.bucek@guest.arnes.siABSTRACT
Incessantly development of the abilities, skills and knowledge of scholars has in the present,competitory  and  changeable  world  a  key  importance.  Recently  the  interest  for  keycompetence is increasing. Key competences are urgently necessary for individuals to livefree, reasonable, responsible and successful life. There is a question, which are thecompetences, which enable the accomplishment of this general goal.  Inside the compulsoryeducation, in which all citizens get common foundations of knowledge and skills, only theknowledge is not so important but also its use. Education for using ICT is becoming more and more outstanding need in a modern life. One of the most important competences in thetwenty-first century is certainly the development of the digital literacy. Informational and communicational technology (ICT) is present everywhere: in the business world, general public service, education and at home. A competent digital literacy may be considered as theability of a scholar, who is capable of depending on his own experiences, values and dispositions, which he can develop as an individual, through the educational practice and at the simultaneous critical thinking about the validity and the reliability of the information.
 
It istherefore not enough if a scholar uses ICT technology and he is computer literate, because hemust also include the advantages of the technology in his work.One of the objectives of the music education in school is inter alia the development of thereasonable usage of advance technology. For this purpose I have created a web classroomfor music at the Mladinska knjiga, with the collaboration of Ministry of the Education and Sport and with the European Social Fund. I want to assure with it the shift from standard form of education and classical classroom to the creating the innovative and simulativeeducational environment for obtaining of knowledge, mostly e-skills and e-competences.Construction of digital competence is a process, which demands that the scholar is the entiretime actively included into the asking questions, researching and finding answers, and thisdemands from the teacher a bigger commitment, more time and more knowledge. In my
 
opinion digital literacy is essential for the further education of scholars and in everyday lifeor free time.
Keywords:
ICT, digital competence, virtual learning, e-learning
INTRODUCTION
Electronic media offer a variety of ways of presenting or structuring learning opportunitieswhich were not previously available on distance courses. They offer new ways to access andcombine information and the possibility to keep in touch on a more regular and continuousbasis, so that students need no longer to work in isolation, but belong to an electronic"community of learners".In our view of networked e-learning, the relationship between teachers and learners is basedon collaboration and co-construction of knowledge rather than on that of expert and acolyte.Such a view of the relationship between learners and teachers is one that is supported by theidea of the learning community. Networked e-learning can contribute to the establishment of virtual learning communities and enhance existing face-to-face learning communities.Psychologists and educational researchers, building on the work of Jean Piaget, have come tounderstand that learning is not a simple matter of information transmission. No one, even thebest computer, can put information into the head of the learner. Rather, learning is an activeprocess in which learner construct new understanding trough different activities: exploring,experimenting, discussing and reflecting. Shortly, learners do not get information, they haveto make it. Nearly the same is the true for computers. Of course, they are wonderful for accessing and transmitting the information. But for the education they are, in the first place, anew medium through which every learner can create and express their own ideas, experimenton them and create out of them whatever results. Indeed, computers and all digital technologyconnected with them are the best creating things ever invented: we can make music withthem; we can draw our imaginations and blog about everyday life. Using this technology, wegreatly expand what can be learned in a common learning process. Using digital technologyefficiently learners have to have competence on how to use it. Unfortunately, such digitalcompetence does not develop from books or when learners are shown how to look up for information on the web, how to use a word processor or how to send an e-mail. Even when
 
they are active, they do not become competent and fluent in using digital technology.(Wechtersbach R. , 2009)
What is e-learning
The increased use of informational and communicational technology (ICT) in educationbrings important changes for students and teachers as well as educational institutions. ICT,especially the development of Internet, is improving the approach to education, changingprocesses of teaching/learning and processes of managing the educational institutions. (Sulčič& Lesjak, 2007)The positive effects of distance studies, especially in connection with used methods and formsof teaching, are encouraging the introduction of these kinds of methods in traditional teaching.Considering that learning can be performed through Internet or Intranet, we are not talkinghere about distance learning but electronic learning or e-learning.E-learning is a new concept that started appearing with the use of informational andtelecommunicational technology for educational purposes.There are more definitions of e-learning. I will describe only some of them. I will alsomention and describe some related terms and ideas.One of the definitions says that; e-learning is a way of education with help of new methods of knowledge transfer:
with computer networks,
with multi-presentational applications
with portals including study, bibliographic and informational contents
with »smart« search tools
with digital libraries
distance learning and
virtual study rooms. (Sulčič & Lesjak, 2007)

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