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Universities in the Networked Society

Cultural Diversity and Digital Competences in Learning Communities

  • Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska
  • Piet Kommers
  • Nataliia Morze
  • Josef Malach

Part of the Critical Studies of Education book series (CSOE, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska, Nataliia Morze
    Pages 1-18
  3. Nataliia Morze, Oksana Buinytska
    Pages 19-37
  4. Tatiana Noskova, Tatiana Pavlova, Olga Yakovleva
    Pages 39-48
  5. Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska, Nataliia Morze, Olena Kuzminska
    Pages 71-87
  6. Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska, Elspeth McKay, Nataliia Morze, Olga Yakovleva, Tomayess Issa, Theodora Issa
    Pages 103-132
  7. Juan Arías Masa, Rafael Martín Espada, Prudencia Gutiérrez-Esteban, Gemma Delicado Puerto, Sixto Cubo Delgado, Laura Alonso-Díaz et al.
    Pages 133-154
  8. Iryna Sekret, Soner Durmus, Melih Derya Gurer, Orhan Curaoglu
    Pages 171-183
  9. Magdalena Roszak, Iwona Mokwa-Tarnowska, Barbara Kołodziejczak
    Pages 185-200
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 295-301

About this book


This book presents research on the effects and effectiveness of ICT applications in lifelong learning in relation to digital competences of educators. It sketches recent and future evolutions in higher education, explores whether universities have adjusted policies and business models in line with the rapid development of ICT technologies, and analyses whether the adjustments made are merely cosmetic or truly future-proof. The book specifically deals with such topics as digital competencies of teaching staff, the development and implementation of MOOCs and other E-learning tools, virtual classrooms, online tutoring, and collaborative learning. It presents case studies of innovative master’s programmes, projects and methods, and processes of standardization and validation used in various countries as illustrations. The book explains the rapid transition of the knowledge society to the "society of global competence" and shows the necessity of an active implementation of innovative forms and effective methods of education, and above all, distance learning at all levels of education.


Digital competences in learning IRNet ICT techniques and e-learning methodology ICT competences LMS systems Massive Open Online Courses MOOC Virtual classroom technology E-learning in cultural diversity Information and communication technologies in higher education Web-based Electronic Support Systems Digitally-competent teacher ICT coordinator at school Digital competences of teachers

Editors and affiliations

  • Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska
    • 1
  • Piet Kommers
    • 2
  • Nataliia Morze
    • 3
  • Josef Malach
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Silesia in KatowiceKatowicePoland
  2. 2.Department of Media, Communication & OrganizationUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Borys Grinchenko University in KyivKyivUkraine
  4. 4.Pedagogical FacultyUniversity of OstravaOstravaCzech Republic

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