University of Zilina (SLOVAKIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN21 Proceedings
Publication year: 2021
Pages: 7514-7521
ISBN: 978-84-09-31267-2
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2021.1525
Conference name: 13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-6 July, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Many educational institutions as well as many businesses, in which the nature of the work activities of employees allow to perform work at home, moved their type of work to home-office environment as a result of a Coronavirus pandemic. For educational institutions in the Slovak Republic, it involved all types of schools from kindergartens to universities. Depending on the current measures issued by the Government of the Slovak Republic, some of them were later opened based on fulfilling specific conditions such as absolving tests for indicating Coronavirus in the body. However, the issue of this article is to point out the advantages, but also the many weaknesses that remote learning has brought up, in a demonstration, specifically at the University of Zilina. The article deals with this issue from the perspective of the teacher, but also from the perspective of the student. The article consists of information obtained by analysing secondary sources and then conducting two primary researches, carried out at the Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications. Both surveys, as the form of research, were conducted from the students and teacher´s point of view, but we also asked for the opinions of the teachers from the Faculty of Safety Engineering. Both surveys were compared between each other, from both groups’ points of view, to get complex opinion about the matter of remote learning during lockdown. Teachers were further asked, whether they have same access to some tools, applications, or programs from home as they have in school, to better explain their ability to use preprepared teaching materials for individual subjects or not. Both studies are not only compared but evaluated and at the end of the article are stated their results. Through researches, we found that the remote learning as a form of education suits students as a whole, but only for a short period of time and in the long run it discourages them from further study at the university. Remote teaching is, from the educator’s point of view, depending mostly on the subjects they teach, as some subjects may be easier to be taught in face-to-face form of learning than during remote learning.
Remote learning, preferences, platform, survey.