DIGITAL SKILLS OF MEDICAL STUDENTS AND THEIR APPLICATION FOR SELF-ORGANIZATION
Lushkina S.A.1 (Astrakhan, Russian Federation) – firstname.lastname@example.org
1Astrakhan of the State Medical University
Abstract. As noted by many researchers, the present day younger generation is “digital aborigines”. Modern youth and students cannot imagine themselves without information or digital technologies, messengers, gadgets or cloud storages. They use multimedia software programs more often in their everyday life. However, digital technologies, according to the deepest conviction of researchers, teaching staff, parents of students and pupils, must contribute to the development of children’s personality, their creative abilities, professional self-identification and, subsequently to the transition into a specialist in this or that professional activity. Digital and information technologies offer wide opportunities for the implementation of human goals as well as for self-management. The author of the research brings up a hypothesis: if the students of medical universities apply digital technologies for solving everyday issues and tasks, then they have the to apply them in the process of self-management. For the confirmation/ contradiction of the given hypothesis we defined the terminological apparatus, we held questionnaire surveys of medical university students, methods of mathematical statistics were used for processing the obtained data. Due to the generalization of the results we distinguished 3 data groups. The first group made it possible to define the applied digital and information technologies used by medical university students as well as the fields of activity they are applied in. The second data group defined digital technologies that students apply for self-management. Having applied factorial analysis of the 35 questions of our questionnaire, Bartlett criterion evaluation, Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin index as well as orthogonal rotation (varimax), the obtained data was corrected, factor loading was defined, the quantity of factors was minimized. The third group allowed dividing the respondents into 2 cohorts according to the levels of digital technologies proficiency.
Keywords: self-organization, digital competencies, medical students.
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