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    • Most people have a universal set of competencies – the ability to use computers and the internet. Digitisation is rapidly penetrating the economy and expanding the list of necessary skills. A minimum set of skills is no longer sufficient.
Photo: Belarusian schoolchildren learn to use virtual reality glasses.
    • With the advent of digital technologies, the life of an individual and state becomes different; the principles of activity change, and new challenges and tasks arise. Data is now a new resource that not only gives you freedom of thought and action, but also requires protection from cyber threats.
Photo: First World Hackathon Composite Battle World Cup VR Final
    • The development of the digital economy not only improves the quality of life but also requires people to be able to handle new knowledge properly. Therefore, it is important for people to improve their digital literacy, to be able to use the latest technology and to protect themselves on the internet.
Photo: First International Pedagogical Conference Training for Digital Economy
    • New Digital Reality: How Technologies Change Our Life
    • Adults also need to master advanced technologies. In the sphere of education, teachers have to teach children to design VR-projects, print on 3D printers, create robots, and control drones. For this reason, teachers improve their skills and immerse themselves in the new reality.
Photo: Participants of the international exhibition “Russian Digital Cooperation in Higher Education” in Belgrade, Serbia.
    • The development of the digital economy is impossible without the training of new IT personnel, so universities play an important role here. They are actively developing new competencies, and preparing future programmers for entrance through online courses.
Photo: Tomsk State University conducts intensive digital literacy training for Kyrgyz schoolchildren.
    • International hackathons, competitions, educational seminars not only teach how to interact with the cyber reality, but also strengthen international cooperation, which is crucial in a rapidly changing world.
Photo: Schoolchildren learn to programme from an e-textbook, the Cyber Book.
    • The development of digital education is facilitated by projects to attract IT applicants and to train competent specialists in the digital industry. 
Photo: A Kyrgyz schoolgirl gets acquainted with virtual reality at an interactive masterclass in Bishkek.
    • Russia’s digital programme, supported by the federal agency Rossotrudnichestvo, is working to popularise digital literacy, conscious behaviour on the web, and interest in IT trends.
Photo: Kyrgyz schoolchildren at Tomsk State University”s Digital Literacy Intensive Training.
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    Most people have a universal set of competencies – the ability to use computers and the internet. Digitisation is rapidly penetrating the economy and expanding the list of necessary skills. A minimum set of skills is no longer sufficient.
    Photo: Belarusian schoolchildren learn to use virtual reality glasses.

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