Overcoming barriers in developing digital skills for higher education teachers: challenges and solutions





Digital Competencies, Higher Education, Teacher Development, Educational Barriers, Technology Integration


Objective: Investigate barriers to higher education teachers' development of digital competencies and propose solutions.

Method: A survey was conducted among teachers at the National Research University "MPEI" to classify barriers into organizational, technical, methodological, and psychological categories.

Results: The survey identified significant organizational and psychological barriers. Proposed solutions include assessing teachers' digital competencies and incorporating these assessments into performance indicators, alongside comprehensive support systems for teachers.

Practical Implications: Emphasizes the need for collaborative efforts between university administration and teachers to enhance digital competencies, crucial for adapting to digital education.

Conclusions: Developing digital competencies among higher education teachers is vital for successful digital education adaptation, requiring joint efforts to overcome identified barriers and improve educational quality.

Author Biographies

Nina Knyazeva, Moscow Power Engineering Institute

National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute

Irina Mikhailova , National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Moscow

National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute”, Moscow

Natalya Usmanova, National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute”

National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute”

Tatyana Shindina, Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Moscow

Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Moscow


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How to Cite

Knyazeva, N., Mikhailova , I., Usmanova, N., & Shindina, T. (2022). Overcoming barriers in developing digital skills for higher education teachers: challenges and solutions. Review of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 3, e24. https://doi.org/10.37497/rev.artif.intell.educ.v3i00.24