Analysis of using software while training students of computer specialties




non-licensable software, software means, software product, study, copyright


The study pays attention to the use of licensable and non-licensable software, the understanding of responsibility for using non-licensable software as copyright violation and a cause of amenability according to the Civil code of Ukraine about “Copyright objects” was studied.

We presented the generalized analysis of the use of non-licensable software in HEIs at training students of computer specialties. It is obvious that students of technical HEIs use software means as an object and subject of the study.

To study the state of using non-licensable software the interrogation was realized among students of several HEIs. The data of it testified that practically each third student observed non-licensable graphic redactor Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw, AutoCAD, ArchiCAD and Artlantis, installed on learning computers.

The interrogation results allowed to make the conclusions and to outline the prospects of further using software products in HEIs; the alternative use of licensable software means was offered. The possibilities of HEI cooperation with Microsoft, namely Office 365 for Education were described on the own example

Author Biographies

Yuriy Tryus, Cherkasy State Technological University Shevchenka blvd, 460, Cherkasy, Ukraine, 18006

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor

Department of Computer Science and Information Technology Management

Inna Herasymenko, Cherkasy State Technological University Shevchenka blvd, 460, Cherkasy, Ukraine, 18006


Department of Computer Science and Information Technology Management


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Pedagogical Education