A Philistine Vector of Digital Transformation



The relevance of the topic is due to the emergence of the so-called digital skeptics who challenge the need for total digitalization of education. The object of the study is the values of digital transformation, the subject — their actual implementation in the system of higher education. The author has chosen an axiological approach to the study of the problem, involving the consideration of the digitalization of education in the socio-philosophical aspect. According to the author, the bonuses of Reality 2.0 are predominantly of an entertainment nature, which has nothing to do with research activities. In addition, most of the materials on the digital world in one way or another raise the topic of salesmanship. This means that the key direction of technology development is purely commercial, a priori consumer-oriented. In the spirit of concreteness and pragmatics, the vector of simplification is declared the only correct and universally applicable. The most dangerous simplifications are: 1) identifying knowledge with information and information with data; 2) identifying creativity with creativity; 3) identifying reality with reality. The author is confident: it is superfluous to argue that constructive criticism of digitalization has nothing to do with obscurantism. Protest is not so much against the numbers themselves, as against the neo-Lysenkovism (show pedagogy and other forms of profanation), zealously promoted by the adherents of the IT breakthrough. By defending the principles of classical pedagogy, digital skeptics defend culture from dogmatism and utilitarian primitivization.

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Keywords: digitalization, innovation, bourgeoisness, BANI-world, pragmatism, education management

Article type: scientific article

For citation: A Philistine Vector of Digital Transformation. Digital Humanities and Technology in Education (DHTE 2022): Collection of Articles of the III All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference with International Participation. November 17-18, 2022 / V.V. Rubtsov, M.G. Sorokova, N.P. Radchikova (Eds). Moscow: Publishing house MSUPE, 2022., pp. 528–541.


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