Edited By Zoran Levnajic
Perceived effects of web classrooms in primary schools in Slovenia
Primary school Metlika and Primary school Podzemelj, Slovenia
Faculty of information studies in Novo mesto, Slovenia
This contribution presents our research on the effects of web classrooms on the education process in Slovenia’s primary schools. ICT has become a crucial teaching tool in the development of the information society. Primary schools in Slovenia follow the developments in e-learning, and have largely introduced web-based e-learning and distance education in the past few years. We have gathered the data from teachers and pupils using web based questionnaires and analysed it with statistical tools. The results indicate that among other positive effects the use of web classrooms can also bring an improvement in the grades of pupils.
e-learning, e-classrooms, primary schools, Moodle
Most primary schools in Slovenia have recently adopted web classrooms as a supplementary platform for teaching. Web classrooms implemented in Moodle and similar environments present opportunities for enhancement of the education process, and research (Brečko and Vehovar, 2008) has shown that e-learning can lead to increased pupils motivation, increased data handling abilities and the ability of pupils to adjust their learning pace.
New methods of ICT use in education has been well received by the pupils, which are considered to be well versed in general use of ICT, as well as by their teachers (Brečko, 2010). Web classrooms have enabled the teachers to expand...
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