Digital Technologies in the Educational Process in the New Issue of the Journal “Psychological Science and Education”
A new issue of the journal “Psychological Science and Education” (no. 4, 2023), devoted to the application of digital technologies in the educational process, teachers’ and students’ activities at different educational levels, has been published. Its thematic editors are Marina G. Sorokova, Doctor in Pedagogy, Head of the Department of Digital Education, Head of the Scientific and Practical Centre for Comprehensive Support of Psychological Research “PsyDATA” (MSUPE), and Olga V. Rubtsova, PhD in Psychology, Head of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Modern Childhood”, Associate Professor of the Department of Age Psychology named after prof. L.F. Obukhova (MSUPE)
The professional community is gradually coming to understand that the digital learning environment (DLE) is less about online learning and more about a set of modern digital platforms, tools and services for managing the learning process and self-learning, providing new opportunities for interaction between teachers and students or pupils.
The thematic issue of the journal comprises three sections: “The Role of Digital Games in Children’s and Adolescents’ Development”, “Digital Tools for Assessing Development, Competences, Behavior”, “Digital Learning Environment in the Modern Process of Education and Training”.
The first section contains articles that include an analysis of the relationship between personality traits of adolescent and young adult gamers and their behavior in virtual space; an assessment of social intelligence’s contribution to success in cooperative computer game problem solving; and a study of relationships between preferred types of digital games and regulatory functions in 6-7 year old children.
The second section brings together articles on assessing creativity, digital literacy, cognitive control with digital tools, and cyberloafing in pupils and students.
The third section includes works on analyzing the readiness of participants in the educational process to use digital technologies in education; researching the “virtual medical education” mechanisms in DLE in the Virtual College of Medical Education and Management at the University of Medical Sciences in Tehran; researching “technostress” and peculiarities of interaction between teachers and students in DLE by authors from Indonesia; forming methodological readiness for mediation in MA students of the psychological and pedagogical faculties using a hybrid learning model; also on exploring the method of digital storytelling as a means of education and formation of spiritual and ethical values in adolescence.