that is connected with the common changes in society in whole because of the variety of roles education plays for society stability. Due to economic situation in the country, a number of full-time university students has a tendency to decrease. Many students have a part-time job, which is often not related to their future professions. To combine learning with working new forms of education are needed. As a matter of fact, many graduates have to change their position and seek for a new employment. They also need to upgrade their qualification. Besides, there are specific target groups such as out-school youth, adult learners, remote rural Ukrainians, handicapped and other persons not involved into traditional education due to some reasons. Old education system is unable to respond to the rising demand for learning and re-training because of the limited financial resources. Hence, there is need for alternative forms of education searching. The effective educational paradigms facilitating the solution of this problem is a distance training through global computer networks. Education based on telecommunication technologies not only makes high quality education available for larger audience, but also provides equal opportunities to all.
New information and communications technologies (ICT) are changing the world we live in, and the way we learn to live. ICT changes teaching and learning through its potential as a source of knowledge, a medium to transmit content, a means of interaction and dialogue. The evolution in network technologies and telematics applications has enabled users to share information easily and efficiently across local and wide areas, using such vehicles as the Internet and the WWW. As a result, ICT are seen to many educational authorities as a way of raising educational standards to improve the quality of education at affordable and stable costs. Another accelerating factor in the use of ICT is the progress in the field of software has led to the disposal of friendly, easy-to-use and powerful applications, including general as well as specific programs. Hence, today is much easier to equip a school with a computer laboratory and the available software and Ukraine are moving toward this objective.
Telecommunication technologies provide students with the access to non- traditional sources of information, raise effectiveness of independent studies, lay the foundation for creative activities, gaining and securing all kinds of professional skills, and help to put into life principally new forms and methods of education. When working with multimedia and telematics applications, students are engaged in activities which develop higher order thinking skills