EVALUATION OF THE PREFERENCES OF THE STUDENT IN THE EDUCATION ON/OFF LINE ENVIRONMENTS IN THE UNIVERSITY OF LITHUANIA

V. Kumpikaite1, M. Valiente Lopez2, V. Fernandez Bendito3, A. Mihi4

1Kaunas University of Technology (LITHUANIA)
2Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (SPAIN)
3Universidad Complutense de Madrid (SPAIN)
4Granada University (SPAIN)
In this paper we are focusing on distance learning and trying to find answer if university students prefer distance learning to traditional learning and reasons of this decisions. Traditional education is understandable as face to face meeting of teacher and students in a class. However information technologies brought new possibilities of studies. Recently e-learning ideas become more and more popular. Distance learning is a part of e-learning. Results of empirical study by sample of 344 students and Erasmus IP project is presented in this paper. Summarizing results of studies, we can state students put on prior not traditional and even not distance learning. Having possibility to study just in distance way students lack motivation and trust for others especially if they need to make group works. They prefer blended learning with possibility to meet teacher and other students face to face.