THE STUDENTS´ EVALUATION OF THE E-SUPPORT IN THE REGULAR FORM OF STUDY

Authors

  • Andrea Jindrová Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
  • Hana Vostrá Vydrová Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
  • Ludmila Dömeová Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7160/eriesj.2013.060205

Keywords:

LMS Moodle, e-course, regular form of study, questionnaire survey, statistical analysis, tests of hypotheses

Abstract

The assessment of the e-learning courses as supportive tools for blended learning environments is important for making the courses more useful and effective. A questionnaire survey based on a multiple criteria model (HELAM) was developed and applied to 536 students in the regular form of study. The evaluated courses were based on the LMS Moodle system. The statistical analysis showed generally high satisfaction of the users with the courses. Some problems were found in the communication between the students and the teachers. The most important negative influence can have the low motivation of students who are ready to work at the minimal extent, only to pass the exam. Subsequent test dealt with differences in answers of students from different branch of study, different year, men and women. No gender differences were found. The most remarkable differences in the e-learning courses evaluation were found for the groups of students from the second and third year.

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    2013-06-30

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    Jindrová, A., Vostrá Vydrová, H. and Dömeová, L. (2013) ’THE STUDENTS´ EVALUATION OF THE E-SUPPORT IN THE REGULAR FORM OF STUDY’, Journal on Efficiency and Responsibility in Education and Science, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 119-133 https://doi.org/10.7160/eriesj.2013.060205.

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