E-LEARNING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ZILINA
1 Zilinska Univerzita (SLOVAKIA)
2 Slovenska Polnohospodarska Univezita (SLOVAKIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:The paper deals with the e-learning development situation at the University of Zilina. It contains the basic concepts from e-learning area, their features and explanation of terms relating to e-learning. It also defines the characteristics, objectives, advantages, disadvantages of e-learning. There is no "Common education policy" in the EU and the responsibility for organization or the contents of the education system and professional training is upon the individual member states.
The paper deals with the description of the situation in the EU, the US, Southeast Asia and more detailed research is devoted to conditions of e-learning at the University of Žilina. As a Learning Management System (LMS) is used Moodle system, users know and use also the system WebCT and Eden.Research was attended by 48% of full-time students and by 10% of staff of the Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications. The questionnaire contained 15 questions for students and 26 questions for staff (teachers). The aim of research was to determine the students and teachers view on e-learning at the University of Zilina, and also the students and teachers experience with e-learning in general. In this paper we will evaluate the most important parts of the research. The main findings include that, for example, E-learning in the learning process is used by 90 percent of faculty staff, but only 75 percent of students. In this article, we are dealing with reasons that affect this situation as well as possible corrective actions. An important finding is that 78% of teachers do not use any methodology for course creating.
The most important finding that emerged from the questionnaire survey, can be demonstrated in one of the comment from the student: "The system has the potential but not all teachers are able to use it correctly".During the analysis and subsequent assessment of the e-learning status, it was obtained the amount of information on e-learning. The assessment of the situation has shown up that e-learning has found a solid irreplaceable role in the education process at universities.
Keywords: elearning, Moodle, survey, student, teacher.