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Facing ICT Challenges in the Era of Social Media

Edited By Zoran Levnajic

World Wide Web is becoming an utility, not unlike electricity or running water in our homes. This creates new ways of using the web, where Social Media plays a particular role. This gives an unprecedented opportunity to study the emerging social phenomena in the virtual world. In addition, it opens new avenues for improving public services such as schooling and education. This book includes some of the latest developments in employing the information and communications technologies for examining both virtual and real-life social interactions. Investigating modern challenges such as online education, web security or organized cybercrime, this book outlines the state of the art in social applications and implications of ICT.
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Perceived effects of web classrooms in primary schools in Slovenia


Andi Jambrošić

Primary school Metlika and Primary school Podzemelj, Slovenia

Blaž Rodič

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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