Роль деловых игр в формировании профессиональных компетенций на занятиях по английскому языку
The main point today is what and how to teach? Before answering the question we need to have clear definition - what do education and standards of education mean? From time to time the reforms of education are occurred, i.e. the standards of teaching are changed: something has gone out of date, something is not quite suitable, sometimes our education fails to keep pace with life. Today, economics and society are sharply developing that is why we need to use new standards and technology for teaching if we want our students will be demanded and competitive on the market.
Students' internet usage attracts the attention of many researchers in different countries. Differences in internet penetration in diverse countries lead us to ask about the interaction of medium and culture in this process. In this paper we present an analysis based on a sample of 825 students from 18 Russian universities and discuss findings on particularities of students' ICT usage. On the background of the findings of the study, based on data collected in 2008-2009 year during a project "A сross-cultural study of the new learning culture formation in Germany and Russia", we discuss the problem of plagiarism in Russia, the availability of ICT features in Russian universities and an evaluation of the attractiveness of different categories of ICT usage and gender specifics in the use of ICT.