|Hygiene and Sanitation №3 2008
Kuchma V. R., Teksheva L. M., Milushkina O. Yu.
Guidelines for hygienic classification of learning technologies
Optimization of the educational environment under the present-day
conditions has been in progress, by using learning techwares (LTW) without
fail. To organize and regulate an academic process in terms of the safety of
applied LTW, there is a need for their classification. The currently
existing attempts to structure LTW disregard hygienically significant
The task of the present study was to substantiate a LTW safety criterion
ensuring a universal approach to working out regulations. This criterion may
be the exposure intensity determined by the form of organization of
education and its pattern, by the procedure of information presentation, and
the age-related peculiarities of a pupil, i.e. by the actual load that is
presented by the product of the intensity exposure and its time.
The hygienic classification of LTW may be used to evaluate their negative
effect in an educational process on the health status of children and
adolescents, to regulate hazardous factors and training modes, to design and
introduce new learning complexes. The structuring of a LTW system allows one
to define possible deleterious actions and the possibilities of preventing
this action on the basis of strictly established regulations.