THE DISTANCE EDUCATION BETTER MEETS THE IDEA OF LIFELONG LEARNING EDUCATION, SELF-CONDUCTED EDUCATION IN THE MODERN SOCIETY

  • The authors:
    Galina A. Petrova
    Larisa G. Medvedeva
    Elena Y. Nadezhdina
  • Issue: July 24-26th, 2019
  • Pages: 599-606
  • Section: DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES IN CONTEMPORARY SCIENCE COMMUNICATION: PROBLEMS AND PERSPECTIVES
  • URL: http://conference-ifl.rudn.ru/599-606/
  • DOI:
    10.22363/09669-2019-599-606

Abstract. This article aims at revealing a new challenge for the foreign
language training that are the blogging, the creating and e-learning foreign
language training courses that are supported by the Moodle system, that
improves the overall quality of training the discipline. These blogs are able
to be directly related to the course materials and elaborated provided there is
the quality content. The small web page dedicated to one course has to be
transformed into the multidisciplinary blog that performs many functions for
teachers including the educational scientific research activities, the efficient
out of class communication with students, and their colleagues.
During the experience of our professional activities, the authors have
encountered with a problem of the quality management for the compulsory
independent work of students that has the great importance in modern
educational standards. There are some arguments that are against the
Distance learning they give several reasons for opposing this type of
education: the lack of face-to-face lessons between a student and a teacher,
problems with technology resources, low –income and rural students,
insufficient teacher training. In fact, these problems are able to be solved by
gaining the essential technology skills to the teachers before starting the
actual course. Best of all, our students are able to complete most of their
coursework outside of the lesson. The time of our classroom is able to be
reserved for further writing, discussion and debate. The Distance Education
and e-learning opportunities must be fully used to efficiently share the
teachers’ extracurricular workload. The small web page dedicated to one
course has to be transformed into the multidisciplinary blog that performs
many functions for teachers including the educational scientific research
activities, the efficient out of class communication with students, and their
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colleagues. The basis of the educational process in e-learning training is
purposeful, controlled, intensive and independent work of students.
Therefore, the Distance Education system has several advantages over the
traditional form of education. It is known that the active usage of this blog
for the management of the compulsory independent work of students
contributes to a certain level of quality students’ e-learning for a foreign
language training. It is considered that the Distance learning to be valuable
to the students, they are visiting our course blog and using our resources
from the comfort of their own homes. The Distance Education better meets
the idea of lifelong learning education, self-conducted education in the
modern society, and also helps to realize the function of fundamentalization
of the knowledge gained. The Distance Education is relatively new form of
education, the development and dissemination that depends on the level of
technical equipment. Today, students who study remotely receive online
training materials and participate in video conferences, which bring guest
speakers from around the world into our classroom space and it allows
students to introduce their presentations and other documents. The Distance
Education and e-learning training are fine, but our task, as a foreign
language teacher, is not to immerse a student in the virtual world, but to use
the possibilities of the informational teaching tools in order to develop
students and to prepare them for life in the real world, for professional
activities. The analysis of our article from the leading Distance Education
centers suggests that the development of the Distance Education in Russia
confirms the global trends, while the pace of the development in this area is
far ahead of Western educational complexes.
Keywords: e-learning training, the personal blog, the web teachers’
register, the innovative educational tools, web page, and modern educational
standards

Galina A. Petrova¹, Larisa G. Medvedeva², Elena Y. Nadezhdina³
¹Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Moscow, Russia,
e-mail: galina.petrova.1968@mail.ru
ORCID ID:0000-0002-3573-3197
²Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia,
e-mail: lg.medvedeva@mail
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-8972-2779
³Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics, Tomsk,
Russia, e-mail: nadezhdina_elena_tsu@mail.ru
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-1312-5676

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