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E-LEARNING AS A SUPPORTING TOOL IN EDUCATION FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE STUDENTS

E. Lukasik, M. Skublewska-Paszkowska

Lublin University of Technology, Institute of Computer Science (POLAND)
E-learning is a modern technology used in many universities for training, evaluation or assessment of the students. It has opened new opportunities for distance learning and virtual laboratories. The purpose of this paper is to assess the usefulness of the e-learning platform for Computer Science students at the Lublin University of Technology, Poland. The architecture of the platform is described. The survey examined the students of the first and second degree of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) field. It verified the students’ knowledge about e-learning systems. The respondents indicated the advantages and disadvantages of e-learning platforms. They assessed the usefulness of individual components of the course and pointed out which should be reduced or expanded. The research results indicate the directions of development of this form of teaching in further education in this field.The students were also asked to evaluate the frequency of use of individual components of the courses. The results obtained indicate that an e-learning platform is a huge help in higher education, both for students and lecturers.