Education Majors’ Preferences on the Functionalities of E-Learning Platforms in the Context of Blended Learning

Nikolay Tsankov, Ivo Damyanov

Abstract


The modern stages of higher education development and the actual training of education majors require systematic use of different electronic forms and platforms of education in combination with the traditional educational methods and approaches which will provide students with essential digital skills and competencies, important for their future professional and personal success. Widespread learning management systems provide a common set of basic functionalities. In this study, an assessment of the preferences of education majors on the main functionalities of the electronic platforms used in the context of blended learning in university education is presented. The results reveal a preference on organizational and informational functionalities and less on communication features.

Keywords


digital competence, blended learning, e-learning platform, functionality, preferences, education majors

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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