Digital transformation: basic approaches to defining the notion

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Problem statement. Changes in society in connection with the diversity of the use of information and communication technologies, has led to the active use of the concept of “digital transformation.” A complex polysemic notion describes a multifactorial phenomenon, which necessitates an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of the concept’s content. Methodology. This study used bibliometric analysis of the Russian electronic database with built-in analysis tools. The quantitative and qualitative characteristics of open sources on the topic of “Digitalization of education” were analyzed using closed search systems and machine analysis of large texts, such as Microsoft Academic Graph and Content analysis and thematic monitoring were carried out using the keywords “digitalization of education,” “digital transformation,” and “digital transformation of higher education.” The assessment of the level of interest in this topic was carried out according to the statistics of queries using the resource. Results. The term “digital transformation” analyzed in a broad context. Digital transformation is defined using philosophical and cultural approaches. The axiological approach sets a broad framework for discussion and requires additional research. Conclusion. A sample of both Russian and foreign works on the problem of digital transformation was made using various means of statistical analysis. Three approaches to the analysis of digital transformation are considered, definitions are formulated and the need to study the transformation of education using an anthropological approach is substantiated.

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Albina Kh. Shelepaeva

Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4678-9671

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Business Informatics

49 Leningradskii Prospekt, Moscow, 125993, Russian Federation


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