NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF ONLINE EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
University of Zilina (SLOVAKIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-6 July, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:The changing needs of the market, forced by maintaining a competitive position in the market, are a key element for education. The educational process is constantly changing and strives to improve the effectiveness of teaching methods. The use of information and communication technologies implemented in the online educational process (e.g. e-learning and blended learning) has built up the position of a teaching model that allows be confront existing teaching assumptions with teaching effectiveness and society expectations. The information and communication technologies efficiency and significant support to the teaching process has led to emergence of many varieties of online learning platforms and teaching models. Especially universities are relatively well equipped, which is an advantage at present. Current situation associated with the spread of coronavirus COVID 19 places various high demands on teachers and students. Both sides of participants in education spend their entire days online and they remain disgusted and demotivated too. Paper describes the negative consequences which results from the university's full-time online education, which faced by teachers and students at the University of Zilina. The aim of the paper is to point out the main problems arising from online full-time education at the university. Data obtained through interviews with teachers and a questionnaire survey distributed among students. Main problems from teacher point of view include the lack of social contact, passivity and problems with work-life balance. Main problem from students point of view are also consist by lack of social contact supplemented by stress, procrastination and mental health problems.
Keywords: Online education, distance learning, social contact.