Reference papers

E-learning at the University of Maribor

Marjan Krašna, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Abstract: This article presents the historical walkthrough the e-learning at the University of Maribor. It does not stop at the present but wants to give some vision for the future development. E-learning at the University of Maribor started at the Faculty of Education in 1996 when we developed the first electronic textbook “Application of computer in education” presented in Slovene and English languages. At the turn of the century we started experimenting with videoconferences, video lectures and learning management systems (LMS). We always want to be in the forefront of the application of ICT in education. In the past we could afford the equipment that exceeded the students’ budgets. Now the reality has changed and students have better hardware than we do. To motivate them we need to show them how to use their devices in education. Production of e-learning materials, interactive technology and didactics strategies are the topics that they need to learn now. We can show them what they are unable to study for themselves: videoconferences in education; LMS systems from student’s and teacher’s perspective; how to enhance the quality of e-learning materials; and prepare them for MOOCs.

The use of informational technologies in general education schools in Lithuania

Asta Balkute and other researhers, Mykolas Romeris University, Lituania

Abstract: Contemporary school is inconceivable without the integrated interactive learning tools and informational technologies (hereinafter referred to as IT) in the education process. Recently teachers’ ability to efficiently use these technologies has become particularly important. However, according to the research, IT integration in the learning process is insufficient. The aim of this research is to analyse the experience of teachers in using IT during lessons. Data demonstrates, the higher IT competence of teachers, the more they are convinced that IT has positive influence on education and can make education process more effective. The research demonstrated, that teachers with shorter length of in-service teaching experience do not fully use IT possibilities in organising education process in schools.

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