EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT WAYS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF BLENDED LEARNING IN THE EDUCATION PROCESS

L. Knapčíková , M. Trojanová 

Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies with the seat in Prešov (SLOVAKIA)
The current time requires a proactive approach to solving the problem of how to make teaching subjects at technical universities more attractive. The aim is to combine the benefits of full-time and distance learning, thus enabling students and teachers to understand individual topics in greater depth and provide more space for individual or group work. In practice, this means that while the preparation of the assignment online or homework before the face-to-face meeting is manageable in time and organization, the live meeting provides space for immediate feedback and the opportunity to test the acquired skills with direct support from the lecturer. At the same time, the combination of online and offline work reduces the time required for the presentation of theoretical content during a face-to-face meeting so that participants can focus on its practical use. The paper aims to analyze the use of blended learning in technical subjects at the Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies of Technical University of Košice with the seat in Prešov, Slovakia. The advantage of using this form of education is the removal of the barrier of time and distance. It thus makes the study accessible to all those who, for various reasons - physical disability, socio-economic background, distance - could not study in the traditional full-time form of study. Communication between students and teachers occurs through classroom teaching, individual consultations, online learning e-texts and discussions, e-mail communication, study materials on the Moodle learning portal. Using blended learning, activating for collaborative learning, oriented to the student and its needs, provided the rules of interaction between participants. The interaction between student-teacher and education process is more effective and efficient in all directions.