Digital universities in Russia: digitization with extra speed

Darya Rozhkova, Nadezhda Rozhkova, Uliana Blinova

Cite: Rozhkova D., Rozhkova N, Blinova U. Digital universities in Russia: digitization with extra speed. J. Digit. Sci. 2(1), 76 – 81 (2020).

Abstract. The education sector is subject to significant changes due to the increasingly active spread of digital technologies. Usually, the trends in the implementation of digital technologies in educational and research activities are set by commercial organizations – private universities, business schools, corporate universities. But public universities and institutions start to think more and more about digital transformation. However, evolutionary path of universities’ digitization was destroyed by the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). It was decided to completely close universities, all students started to study from home. In this paper, we aimed to start a discussion about distance learning satisfaction among professors and lecturers; understand their vision about e-learning and the current stage of universities’ digitization. After examination of the current state of university digitization, we have identified major problems which become an obstacle during pandemic.

Keywords: Digital technologies, digitization, digital university.


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Published online 29.05.2020