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Problems and prospects of an information technologies in training specialists of agricultural

Author(s) Grinchak O. V., PhD of Technical Sciences, , Uman National University of Horticulture
Davletkhanova O. Kh., PhD of Economical Sciences, , Uman National University of Horticulture
Marin B. M., , Senior Lecturer, Uman National University of Horticulture
Category Agrarian education
year 2015 issue №2, 2015
pages 92-95 index UDK 378:681.518
Abstract Transition to knowledge economy is the characteristic feature of humanities’ contemporaneity. Activities in information and knowledge production, processing, storage and spreading provide most of gross domestic product in this economy. Leading role in this process belongs to the eLearning based on information technology. In developed countries, e-Learning, except for universities, penetrated into all areas and levels of education - from secondary school to corporate and other postgraduate teaching. Ukrainian market of e-Learning components is growing fast as well. More and more universities use elements of distant education, Internet, intranet, computer multimedia and many other information tool building their own teaching technologies. In Ukraine was adopted national conception of distant education system development. Overwhelming majority of Uman National University of Horticulture (UN-UH) students have personal computers connected with Internet in their homes or dormitory rooms on constant basics. The rest can use The Net in Internet cafes and laboratories of university. It creates the prerequisites for IT application in UNUH educational process. University chosen Information system MOODLE for distant education organization in UNUH because (1) it is free of charge and (2) many universities and colleges in the world use this system. It has functionality in accordance with famous five principles of social constructivism. Now UNUH use version 2.3.9 of MOODLE system. Faculty members of the department of economic cybernetics and information systems developed and implemented 21 electronic courses. They provided special MOODLE training course for 60 teachers of other departments. Most of them developed their electronic courses as well. Introducing of multimedia in educational process and its influence on apperception courses by students are the second direction of our research. We used software program Camtasia Studio to produce teaching video to explain most difficult terms and conceptions in some courses (Managerial IS in accounting and audit, Econometrics, Models and methods of decision making in analysis and audit, Optimization models and methods). We spread video by means of MOODLE. It has very good educational effect in both students and teachers judgment.
Key words distant education, MOODLE, electronic course, multimedia, Camtasia Studio.
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