Scientific discourse

Kateryna Shvets


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Abstract. The article outlines the trends of the adherence to printed and digital information during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the peculiarities of its distribution and use. The research methods of this study are comparative analysis of statistical data, theoretical domestic and foreign content (psychological, pedagogical, literary, historical, futurological, journalistic, technological, and others). The study traces features of books selection, summarizes their role in the previous pandemics which are recorded in history; identifies current trends, advantages and disadvantages, new patterns and connections of both digital and paper versions of information; describes the peculiarities of its distribution and use by teachers, pupils, students in particular; highlights some problems arising first of all at publishers, authors, pupils, students, scientists, teachers and journalists; outlines modern trends, advantages and disadvantages, specifics of the digital and paper versions of information used by the education system during the digitalization and pandemics; characterizes publishing features in quarantine conditions, along with the likely future prediction; the conclusions are given according to the predictions of some scientists made several years ago, regarding the type of information today. Particularly noteworthy is the education system, which has found itself in the epicentre of events, in the harsh conditions of using electronic textbooks instead of the usual printed ones. The article focuses on new quantitative and qualitative indicators of research in Ukraine and the world, which explain the new level of information development and its value and will be needed by educators, students, scientists, journalists, IT technologists, etc. in the pandemic and after overcoming it.
Keywords: iprinted publications in the education system, the pandemic COVID-19 and education, benefits of printed publications, digitalization in education, publishing on the Internet.


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