Information and Communication Technologies in Engineering Education
1 University Laval, 305 Rue de l’Université, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
2 National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, 634050, Tomsk, Russia
3 La Jolla Cove Consulting, San Diego, CA, 92117, USA
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the emerging digital era it is difficult to train highly-skilled, competent specialists without the use of information and communication technology (ICT). The use of ICT in education increases the motivation to learn, stimulates cognitive activity and independent work, facilitates information exchange, enables interactive communication between teachers and students, and improves learning outcomes. This paper reviews the literature regarding the use of ICTs in education, explores their advantages and challenges, and surveys first-year students at the Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University to determine their attitude toward ICT in foreign language learning.
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