Vol.13, No.2, May 2024.                                                                                                                                                                               ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Assessing the Digital Level in Educational Institutions: Formal Model and Software Prototype


Silvia Gaftandzhieva, Mariya Docheva, Rositsa Doneva, George Pashev, George Totkov


© 2024 Silvia Gaftandzhieva, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 13, Issue 2, Pages 1303-1318, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM132-45, May 2024.


Received: 12 January 2024.

Revised:   26 March 2024.
Accepted: 08 May 2024.
Published: 28 May 2024.




The increasingly widespread use of software solutions to digitize training and administrative processes in educational institutions of all levels increases the interest in offering models and software tools for measuring the level of digitalization of educational institutions. The article presents a formal model for evaluating the digital level of educational institutions and a developed prototype of a software tool. The DIGEdu tool enables external evaluators to assess the digital level of educational institutions, automatically calculates their digital levels and generates evaluation and comparative reports. Using the tool, evaluators assessed the digital level of 50 education institutions in Bulgaria. The results from the conducted experiment prove the applicability of the DIGEdu tool for evaluating the digital level of schools. It calculated the digital level of all assessed institutions. Findings showed that most institutions have high digital levels and highlighted a need for measures at the national level to encourage the digitalisation of student admission and administrative processes.


Keywords – Digital level, educational institutions, digitalization of education.



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