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Capacities and functions of informational technologies as instruments of self-realization of students in educational space of university

E.N. Shutenko
80,00 Р


E.N. Shutenko is Cand.Sci. (Psychology), doc. at Belgorod State Technological University n.a. V.G. Shukhov e-mail:


Substantiated is necessity of introduction of modern informational technologies into educational process of high school as stimulators for students’ self-realization. Described is personally oriented model of use of informational technologies at higher school, that is revealed within two contours of functions, i.e. actual and potential. The actual contour is formed by such functions, as descriptive, representative, exhibiting, navigation orientation, search- heuristic, imprinting, adaptive, facilitating, innovative, etc. The contour of potential functions is made by such functions of informational technologies, as reflexive, constructive-modeling, activation function, limitlessness, temporal, inclusive, motivating, etc. Together both contours of functions form holistic information environment of opportunities for students’ self-realization in format of person-to-person educational process.

Key words: higher school, informational technologies, students’ self-realization, online education, actual and potential functions of informational technologies in education.


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