NEW METHODS OF HIGHER EDUCATION BASED ON THE USE OF MULTIMEDIA ENVIRONMENTS
University of Economics, Prague (CZECH REPUBLIC)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2013 Proceedings
Publication year: 2013
Conference name: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2013
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:In this paper we focused on the quality of higher education in the case of use the multimedia surroundings. Innovation methods used in teaching economics at the University of Economics in Prague are associated with the creation of entirely new forms of multimedia learning support through audio and video recordings, power-point presentations and graphic animations. The progressive creation of an online course is focused on the development of understanding of special topics in Economics in the graphic form of explanation: the graphic animations were chosen for explanation of the most difficult topics and were created in very appropriate tool called Adobe-Flash. The multimedia environment for study of Economics on intermediate level will open the understanding of the subject by explaining the relatively complicated economic relations and consequences.
The study support for intermediate course of Economics has been created in the form of special website, two-module course, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. There are twelve educational lessons at the module comprises several topics in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. Each lesson has the same structure: content, key words, explanation of chosen topics, control questions, tests in the form of filling in the gaps and choose the correct answer. Online support aims to be useful for more effective education of students of distance form of education at the University of Economics in Prague as well as full-time students and the students of Economics of other universities. It is developed with a focus on attracting students into the educational process.
Keywords: distance learning, on-line course, multimedia, graphic animations, economics