TO MONITOR THE PANDEMIC EFFECTS ON STUDENTS' ONLINE KNOWLEDGE TESTING AT THE UNIVERSITIES IN THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC
University of Zilina (SLOVAKIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 13th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 9-10 November, 2020
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:The issue of e-learning has been resonating in higher education for several decades. The application of the learning management system began, and lectures and consultations were moved to the e-space, which also made available a number of information sources. In connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, other areas of educational processes were opened, respectively other processes in higher education. Within the universities in The Slovak Republic, preventive measures have been taken at the university-wide and faculty levels in order to prevent the onset and spread of COVID-19. The main goal of the paper is to present the results of primary research aimed at monitoring the negative consequences of a pandemic when testing students' knowledge online at the universities in The Slovak Republic. Partial goals include identifying technical prerequisites for students related to the quality of the Internet connection in the home environment, as well as identifying the positive and negative aspects that accompany this system of testing knowledge online. The results showed that 93% of respondents have sufficient internet connection and only 7% of respondents have connection problems, 43% of respondents have a positive feeling from testing their knowledge online, 40% of respondents have neutral feelings and 17% of respondents have negative feelings. In the most cases the respondents identified online connection problems, instability of the information system, long reaction time as the main negative.
Keywords: e-learning, consequences of COVID-19 pandemic, online testing, positives and negatives.