16 research outputs found

    Determinants Affecting the Use of the Internet by Older People

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    Objectives: The purpose of this study is to detect and analyze some factors which hinder or contribute to the positive use of the Internet by older people living in Central Europe, specifically in one region of the Czech Republic. Methods: The key method is a questionnaire whose results were processed by using a model of logistic regression. The research sample includes 432 seniors from senior houses, municipal ICT courses and the University of the Third Age, all coming from the region of Hradec Kralove in the Czech Republic. Findings: The findings of the proposed model confirmed that the key determinants in the Internet use by older people were age, previous experience with IT in their past occupation and active use of IT enhanced by some kind of training, in this case attending IT courses of the University of the Third Age. Education and gender have not proved to be significant determinants in this study. Novelty/ improvement: The introduced model of logistic regression enriches current literature on the subject by emphasizing the possible factors that influence the use of the Internet by seniors in the region. The survey also investigates which factors in comparison with each other act more and which less, and which factors are significant within the model and which are not. Doi: 10.28991/esj-2021-01317 Full Text: PD

    Learning Styles in Foreign Language Teaching/Learning

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    The paper deals with the teaching and learning process based on the detected student´s learning style. The teaching process is built on the needs analysis questionnaire which defines students´ individual learning styles and summarizes their experience in previous foreign language learning. These results are consequently reflected in the teaching methods and approaches to each student. The paper presents results of students´ opinions reflected in proposals of methods and activities which support the efficiency of the teaching process and students´ motivation towards learning

    Mobile Devices in Technical and Engineering Education with Focus on ESP

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    Mobile devices have become widely accepted and exploited didactic means on all levels of education and in all subjects to appropriate extent, including foreign languages. This study focuses on their use within technical (i.e. bachelor) and engineering (i.e. master) higher education in Informatics and Management study programmes at the Faculty of Informatics and Management (FIM), University of Hradec Kralove (UHK), Czech Republic, particularly focusing on comparison of general subjects to English for specific purposes (ESP). Therefore, following questions were set to be researched: (1) What types of mobile devices do students possess?, (2) What purposes do students use mobile devices? and (3) What is students´ feedback after mobile devices implementation in ESP and other subjects is? The case study was exploited to describe the state in mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) at FIM and students´ feedback was collected by the questionnaire on this approach to teaching/learning. The results show Czech students are sufficiently equipped by mobile devices so that these can be implemented in the process of teaching/learning of all subjects, including ESP

    The ICT-supported Process of ESP Instruction Comparative Study

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    AbstractThis paper presents two-year research results of the pedagogical experiment comparing learnerśknowledge expressed in test scores in the subject of English for specific purposes (IT English) taught in two ways: (1) the ICT-supported process of instruction, (2) in the traditional present (face-to-face) way at the Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. The research was held in 2009/10 and 2010/11 academic years. The main hypothesis expected learners would reach higher test scores in the ICT-supported form of instruction but no statistically significant differences were not discovered in the experimental and control groups

    Assessment preferences and learning styles in ESP

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    The article deals with the research on assessment preferences reflected in learning styles within English for Specific Purposes (ESP) instruction on the higher education level. The sample group consisted of 287 respondents of the Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. The main objective of the research was to discover expected correlations between respondents’ learning styles and relating preferences in selected assessment formats. Two questionnaires were applied to reach the objective; however, the expectations did not prove. The discovered findings were discussed within the world context

    Ten years of eLearning within the Engineering Education in the Czech Republic

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    This paper deals with the process of eLearning implementation in engineering education. It is structured into four parts which (1) analyze this process in the Czech Republic, (2) evaluate the contribution of eLearning seminars, conferences and competitions held at the Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, (3) provide reflection of the situation in current research activities in this field and (4) present data collected at the University of Hradec Kralove

    Borderless Education: InterUniversity Study – Tutors’ Feedback

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    AbstractThe paper introduces the project of interuniversity study running within eight universities (United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Latvia, Italy and in the Czech Republic – three institutions). The paper (1) briefly describes the project and (2) presents the feedback collected from teachers/tutors engaged in the project

    Ten years of eLearning within the Engineering Education in the Czech Republic

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    This paper deals with the process of eLearning implementation in engineering education. It is structured into four parts which (1) analyze this process in the Czech Republic, (2) evaluate the contribution of eLearning seminars, conferences and competitions held at the Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, (3) provide reflection of the situation in current research activities in this field and (4) present data collected at the University of Hradec Kralove
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