1 Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (SLOVAKIA)
2 University of Zilina (SLOVAKIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN19 Proceedings
Publication year: 2019
Pages: 6225-6232
ISBN: 978-84-09-12031-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2019.1496
Conference name: 11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 1-3 July, 2019
Location: Palma, Spain
The Portal of Universities (Portal of Slovak Universities, University Portal) is a gateway to information for applicants for study at universities, for students and employees of universities, as well as for the general public. The University Portal aims to provide visitors with systematically organized and professionally guaranteed university information so that data can be obtained from a single location in a short time; at the same time, the integration and interconnection of key systems related to universities, access to central databases and dials will be ensured. Slovak universities, through the Portal of Universities, provide their target groups, including the public, with information on universities, faculties and study programs.

The main research question is: How do students and tertiary staff get information about life-long education through e-learning methods?

The University Portal creators want to promote and simplify access to electronic educational courses which is connected with the main objective: the creation and implementation of two new modules that will focus on e-learning courses and lifelong learning. The first proposed University Portal Module is called "Database of e-Learning Courses" (DEC). The second proposed module is called "Lifelong Learning" (LL).

Methodology approach of the research is based on the questionnaire survey about opinions of users of mentioned University Portal modules. Opinions of respondents from universities in Slovakia were evaluated by methods of analysis and synthesis, methods of descriptive statistics and graphic presentation tools. The survey indicated very important result that respondents have a positive attitude to education via methods of e-learning. Respondents expressed a demand for more electronic educational courses. They are also satisfied with information about events organized at universities. The views of university students and staff are important for the development and innovation of e-learning-based university studies and methods.
Portal of Slovak Universities, e-learning, lifelong learning, study courses.