ARPHA Proceedings 3: 1369-1381, doi: 10.3897/ap.2.e1369
Advantages and Risks of Using the Digital Educational Environment
expand article infoValentina Kuznetsova, Iskandar Azhmukhamedov
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The article describes the digitalization stages of secondary and higher education in the Russian Federation and considers the main risks that may be caused by this trend. Among the health risks, there are disorders of the musculoskeletal system, impaired brain development, nervous strain and sleep problems, skin and respiratory diseases. The following communicative risks prevail: the risk of weakening motivation to learn, empathy, leadership skills. The main risks in the field of information security are the risks associated with violation of confidentiality, integrity, accessibility, authenticity and non-repudiation of participants in the educational process.These negative consequences may become relevant with the widespread introduction of a unified digital educational environment. Their relevance is evidenced by a survey of teachers of secondary, secondary specialized and higher educational institutions of Russia, which was conducted in October-November 2019. It is noted that each type of risk is relevant and can cause negative consequences for participants in the educational process. The work also identified the advantages of digitalization of education, but they do not allow minimizing the identified risks.Based on the risks identified in the study, the main recommendations were formulated, which, with proper implementation, can avoid the negative impact on participants in the educational process. Such recommendations include, among other things, the use of distance technology for the needs of continuing education and elective classes. If it is necessary to conduct distance learning lessons, use electronic platforms that meet the requirements of integrated security, as well as develop the technology of “safe school Internet”.
digitalization of education, risks of the digital educational environment, information security of students.