E-learning in the Time of COVID-19
Scientific Editor Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska
“E-learning”, 13, Katowice–Cieszyn 2021, pp. 114–124
THE IMPACT OF ONLINE EDUCATION ON THE STUDENT’S SUCCESS IN THE COURSE “TEACHING GEOMETRY IN PRIMARY EDUCATION”
Katarína Žilková 1 & Alexandra Kondeková 2
1 Comenius University in Bratislava Račianska 59, 813 34 Bratislava, Slovakia, email@example.com, ORCID 0000-0002-7561-7385
2 Masaryk University in Brno Žerotínovo nám. 617/9, 601 77 Brno, Czech Republic, firstname.lastname@example.org, ORCID 0000-0003-0397-1462
Abstract: During the COVID-19 pandemic (since March 2020) the Faculty of Educa- tion at Comenius University in Bratislava immediately switched to distance learning. A part of the university online education was e-testing using the Moodle system. Lecturers had to change their standard approaches, including the introduction of online testing to their teaching. We were interested in the effect of online learning and e-testing on the level of students’ knowledge gained in the course “Teaching geometry in primary education”. The goal of the study was to investigate the im- pact of e-learning on knowledge of students of preprimary and primary education. We analyzed the students’ results between 2018 and 2021 to compare the traditional teaching and testing in the paper-pencil-compass and ruler form (standard group of students) with the online form of teaching and testing (COVID group of students). Statistical methods of quantitative research were used to analyze the data separately for full-time and part-time students. The statistical analysis showed that there are no differences between the distributions of the percentage scores of standard and COVID group of full-time students. The same result was obtained for the distribu- tions of percentage scores for standard and COVID group of part-time students. Hence, the online form of teaching and testing was equivalent to the in-person form. In addition to the percentage score of students, it is also necessary to investigate other determinants of online education and their impact on the preparation of future primary education teachers.
Keywords: online education, distance learning, online testing, preservice primary teachers.
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