Theory

  • Accreditation of the E-learning graduate study programmes

    Associate Prof. Jan Lojda, MSc.PhD.MBA

    This paper deals with the discused problematics concerning acceptance of the E-learning graduate study programmes in the Czech Republic as full value study programmes. Author presents requested documents for accreditation of graduates study programmes produced by the Accrredtiation board of the Czech Ministry of Schools, Youth and Sports on the one site and how to fulfill these requests by the providers of the E-learning study programmes on other site. Author has deep experience with the successfull accrreditation of the graduate study programmes and longterm experience in distance education and E-learning.

  • DELOS international conference

    Associate Prof. Jan Lojda, MSc.PhD.MBA

    The article deals with the problem of recommended readings for the lonely students in the distance education teaching/learning processes. The distance education is accepted as one from the life-long education starting from the former correspondence study and in the recent time and thanks to the rapid development of ICT, there is more and more of inter-activity, partly based on the new ICT technologies. The basic study materials are delivered to the student in the form of learning package. Part of the learning package are usually recommended readings. Readings must be accessible to every student, to keep identical conditions for all students (democracy in education). Readings must accept copyrights and bring real added value for the student. The role of digital libraries in the delivery of recommended readings could be in the near future important, because of the access to ITC connection all over the world. The article discuss the potential use of digital libraries for the students in distance education.

  • Distance Education Message to e-Learning

    Associate Prof. Jan Lojda, MSc.PhD.MBA

    This article deals with the broadly discussed problems concerning the importance of the E-learning platforms in the light of the learning processes and management of the e-courses. The author defines the principles of the distance education as the base for the implementing of successful web based study programmes.

  • E-LEARNING STANDARDS

    Associate Prof. Jan Lojda, MSc.PhD.MBA

    Enormous development of the eLearning activities in the last few years has the positive impact on the acceptance of self-learning methods for the broader use. Distance education as the resource for self-learning methodology gives the chance, that eLearning applications will be successful. Distance education has developed during its life-cycle a lot of tools and rules, how to make study easy and well managed. DE organisational structure, motivation plans, internal evaluation plans, tutors training, course author methodology and others have helped to the unification of the DE standards and made DE available across the borders. Using of Internet connection for training activities makes from eLearning international tool without any discussion. Unfortunately is eLearning so attractive, that many institutions and individuals started to do it without good recognition of self-training methodology and distance education organisation. They mostly use as the starting point their personal experience from the school period. There is also wide influence of IT experts, who are prepared ever to programme a lot of facilities for training, which are sometimes not necessary and makes the study confusing. Less could be sometimes more and unification of rules and standards could be useful. This is it, what this article is about.

  • Influence of distance education technology on the internationalisation of education and forming of conventional university strategy

    Associate Prof. Jan Lojda, MSc.PhD.MBA

    The Technical University of Brno is the traditional University celebrating its 100 anniversary this year. During its long-term tradition, the university changed according to the educational needs and social environment. In the recent time TU created new faculties and started to discuss the new models of teaching delivery. The management of the University aware the necessity to replay to the actual demand for Life Long Learning, Flexible Learning and Distance forms of study including the use of electronic links for transport of learning packages. The technical equipment of the Technical University is responding to the new multimedia technologies and the electronic networking within the other universities in the Czech Republic tends to the vision and video-conferencing application. The University has more that 14.000 students in the full time face to face study and hundreds of students in the Distance Education programmes. At the faculties of university are presented the Life Long Learning programmes according to the actual recognition of learning needs in the new learning society.