Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on the English Language in Ukrainian Context, November 2020        Pp.113- 123

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Digital Narrative as A Method of Emergency Distance Learning 

Oksana O. Rezvan
 Department of Language Training,
Faculty for work with foreign students, Pedagogy and Psychology, O.M. Beketov National University of
Urban Economy in Kharkiv, Kharkiv,Ukraine

Olena L. Ilienko
  (Department of Foreign Languages
Faculty of Economics and Management, O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in
Kharkiv, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Olga I. Zelinska
Department of Foreign Languages №1, Faculty of Economic Law, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law
University, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Alla M. Krokhmal
Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Economics and Management, O.M. Beketov National
University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Alona M. Prykhodko
Department of Language Training, Pedagogy and Psychology,
Faculty for work with foreign students, O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv,
Kharkiv, Ukraine



The article deals with digital narrative, which is introduced as a method of emergency distance learning. In the paper, the results of the interviews of the first and second year students of O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv concerning the quick transition to the entirely online teaching mode are presented, the advantages and disadvantages of the emergency distance learning are analysed with the reference to the Ukrainian cultural context. It is emphasized that the modern form of blended learning can be the most effective mode of training if it combines traditional face-to-face classes with online forms of educational communication, which can be easily transformed into emergency distance learning with the entirely remote access. The article constitutes digital narrative as one of the forms of transformation of traditional education into the emergency distance learning. The algorithm for implementing the digital narrative technology in teaching English and Ukrainian as foreign languages is presented. In the article, the discussion components that can be problematic for using digital narrative technology in the process of emergency distance learning are pointed out. In conclusion, the authors resume that the technology of digital narrative as a form of emergency distance learning proved its efficiency in the study of languages both in the face-to-face classes and in the emergency distance learning mode, it has a strong transformational power  and can be used for teaching various academic disciplines.
Keywords: algorithm, digital narrative, emergency distant learning, foreign languages teaching

Cite as:  Rezvan, O.O.,  Olna L. Ilienko, O.L., Zelinska, O,I., Krokhmal, A.M., & Prykhodko, A.M. (2020). Digital Narrative as A Method of Emergency Distance Learning. Arab World English JournalSpecial Issue on English in Ukrainian Context.113- 123.


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Oksana O. Rezvan is a Doctor of Science in Pedagogy, Full Professor. She is interested in
pedagogy of higher education, psychological and pedagogical reflection, methods of teaching
psychology for PhD students, psychology of manipulations in texts and consciousness of people,
presented at many professional trainings.