12th International Scientific and Practical Conference “Environment. Technology. Resources”

June 20-22, 2019 Researchers - Performer Dr. Olena Mykhailenko, Main performer Todd Blayone, Main perfomer Dr. habil. Irena Zogla, Project manager Dr., Prof. Velta Lubkina participated in the 12th International Scientific and Practical Conference "Environment. Technology. Resources" in Rezekne with the publication "Using Activity Theory for Modeling Transformative Digital Learning". Publication submitted for indexing in the SCOPUS database.

Publication in English. Annotation:

"In support of ongoing educational transformation in post-Soviet nations, this article positions activity theory (in the tradition of Engeström) as a framework for modelling changes towards innovative forms of collaborative, fully online digital learning. A strength of activity theory is that it adopts a holistic socio-technical perspective in which teachers, learners, technologies, peda-gogical values, roles/identities and rules/cultures are considered together as interdependent elements of collective activity. An illustrative example is offered to model a current and envisioned (target) activity system. In addition, a few considerations to guide research are offered. These include an emphasis on measuring the general readiness of students and teachers, and the need to explore gender divides. The goal is to help envision program transformations towards online learning at two partner universities as part of Ukrainian and Latvian, government-funded projects."

The full text of the publication can be found at DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17770/etr2019vol2.4044.