Yanushkevichene Оlga; Smekalina Natalia

Impact of distance education on the development of communication skills of primary school students

Yanushkevichene Оlga, Smekalina Natalia (2021) "Impact of distance education on the development of communication skills of primary school students ", Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia IV : Pedagogika. Psihologiia, 2021, vol. 61, pp. 44-56 (in Russian).

DOI of the paper: 10.15382/sturIV202161.44-56


The article is devoted to the study of the infl uence of distance learning on the development of children’s communication skills. The conducted theoretical research revealed that the majority of authors associate this process with “communication”, “understanding of the other”, “non-verbal interaction”, “dialogue” and “text”. Since non-verbal communication channels practically do not work in distance learning, it was assumed that the development of communication skills in this case is complicated. It was also suggested that the eff ectiveness of communication in distance learning can be achieved through working with text, and the situation with understanding the meaning of the text in a modern school was analysed. An experimental study of the issue was carried out in the form of a survey of teachers and parents of children. The results of the survey made it possible to draw some conclusions as to the problem of the impact of distance learning on the development of communication skills of students. It was found that the skills of non-verbal communication are lost; written and oral speech issimplified; more abbreviations are used, thought is formed by simple sentences, the use of language expressions is reduced, comparisons are simplifi ed; skills of writing, spelling are lost; the desire to be a leader interferes with self-control; the ability to listen and give in to others is lost; dependence on “likes” appears; tolerance depends on the distance society in which the student lives; the skills of fi nding the necessary information from various sources, except the Internet, are reduced; the collective breaks up into interest groups, which are sometimes located in a parallel distance space; self-control decreases due to distracting “pop-up bright windows”.


distance learning, communication skills, communication, understanding of the other, non-verbal interaction, dialogue, text


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Information about the author

Yanushkevichene Оlga

Academic Degree: Doctor of Sciences* in Education;
Academic Degree: Doctor of Sciences* in Physical and Mathematical Sciences;
Academic Rank: Professor;
Place of work: St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University for Humanities; 6/1 Likhov per., Moscow 127051, Russian Federation;
Post: profesor;
ORCID: 0000-0002-5362-0073;
Email: olgjan@mail.ru.

*According to ISCED 2011, a post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences (D.Sc.) is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates.

Smekalina Natalia

Student status: Graduate student;
Place of study: St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University for Humanities; 6/1 Likhov per., Moscow 127051, Russian Federation;
ORCID: 0000-0001-5483-4084;
Email: festival-nata@mail.ru.