INTERACTIVE TEACHING AS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR INCREASING STUDENTS' COMPETITIVENESS

L. Knapčíková , J. Husár , M. Trojanová , S. Hrehová 

Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies with the seat in Prešov (SLOVAKIA)
The educational process at universities needs to be constantly innovated and looking for ways to motivate students in science and technology-oriented towards the knowledge society. According to the European Commission, achieving entrepreneurial skills, financial literacy, and soft skills in education is of strategic importance, one of the necessary skills for the 21st century. E-learning is one of the most effective teaching methods in the teaching process, making full use of information and communication technologies. The paper aims to create a suitable model of teaching using innovative elements and information technologies to reflect on the labour market requirements and the European Commission's intentions in the field of education. The paper focuses on using new innovative elements in education to evaluate the benefits of implemented innovative features on the knowledge and skills of students of the Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies in the subject Automatic identification systems in production processes. Learning management systems, specifically MOODLE and automatic identification systems, are also real in the interactive teaching process. Our goal is to enable a large number of students to fully and conduct self-study. Suppose an electronic course is to be an equivalent substitute for a teacher course or its supplement. In that case, it must make thorough use of information technology and encourage the user to interact and act. All these assumptions lead to the use of the Internet for distance education projects at the university. In the presented form of study, we will provide, in addition to classical teaching, several multimedia materials available via the Internet (videos, animations, images, graphs, hyperlinks, electronic test systems, statistics, discussion forums). The new teaching model will enable students to acquire quality knowledge and meet the labour market requirements for university graduates and subsequent successful employment.