The article touches upon various aspects of using computers and digital technologies in the learning process from the perspective of the activity approach. The challenges of using computers as a means of activity modeling are discussed.
Computerization of learning is one of the forms in which human-machine systems
are extensively entering all areas of life. According to theory, the main
component of such systems is human activity, while the machine component serves
as a means and as a tool for its effective realization. Human activity has many
types and forms, all of them derived from work activity. Its evolution in
history generated other forms of activity, such as play, learning, research,
etc. All forms of activity, though different in specific content, have common
structure, which includes the following main elements (see A.A. Leontiev).
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