QUALITY ASSURANCE OF INFORMATICS EDUCATION WITHIN TERTIARY ECONOMY AND MANAGERIAL STUDY FIELDS

TitleQUALITY ASSURANCE OF INFORMATICS EDUCATION WITHIN TERTIARY ECONOMY AND MANAGERIAL STUDY FIELDS
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsZáhorec, Ján, Hašková, A, Munk, M, Bílek, M
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume76
Issue2
Start Page250-278
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedApril/2018
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersE-ISSN 2538-7111
Keywordscareer profiles, curricula innovation, evaluation of the education, informatics education, quality assurance, tertiary education
Abstract

One of the key issues of the EU educational policy is quality assurance. The presented research represents a contribution to solving the issue of quality assurance of informatics education on the tertiary level of education in economy and managerial study fields. Within the research current state of informatics education in selected economy and managerial study programmes was analysed based on students` views and opinions. Necessary research data were collected through questionnaire survey respondents, who were students of the relevant study programmes in the Slovak and Czech Republics. The paper presents in more detail results of the questionnaire part which was focused on finding out how the students evaluate informatics education incorporated in their pre-graduate education considering its relevance to their study and career profiles. Another task of the research was to find out whether the students` evaluations depend on their gender and study specializations, and also whether there are some differences in the evaluations done by the students of the same or at least similar study programmes studying either in Slovakia or in the Czech Republic. As the results showed, students of the economy and managerial study programmes do not connect their future career with the information technologies and they do not have ambitions to be employed in the IT area. But at the same time, they are aware of the fact that the knowledge and skills obtained within their informatics preparation are important for their everyday life and future career. On the other hand, they are not satisfied with the quality of the informatics subjects they are taught. So, to assure the quality of their pre-gradual preparation does not mean only to innovate curricula of the informatics preparation but also to deal with the issues of an efficient transfer of these curricula content to students.

URLhttp://oaji.net/articles/2017/457-1524597729.pdf
Refereed DesignationRefereed
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