Application Analysis of Online Learner Skills and Knowledge Evaluation Model
Introduction. Higher education institutions experience the reform of higher education, changing the conception of studies and learning scenarios and the forms of their implementation. Distance learning and teaching are efficient means to implement strategic aims of the system of education: to create learning possibilities for all members of the society, to implement lifelong learning at all education levels, to contribute to designing effective learning/teaching process and to meet quality requirements, as well as to ensure more flexible organization of learning activities meeting lifelong learners' needs.
The Aim of the Study. To analyse application of Online Learner Skills and Evaluation model (OLSKE) in a new distance learning and teaching curriculum.
Materials and Methods. The paper presents OLSKE, and discusses its application. The evaluation of the application of the model is performed by evaluating curriculum quality that was designed on the basis of the model applied, rather than the model itself. Therefore, the questionnaires distributed for the students and the experts are targeted at curriculum evaluation. Application of the model is crucial to curriculum structure, consistency and quality evaluation factors.
Results. Solutions for the realisation of the curriculum should be selected very carefully, as accessibility to learning resources should be ensured in all cases. Then, learning strategy and evaluation strategy should be very clearly designed and then presented to the learner, describing it with special attention in any chosen virtual learning environment.
Conclusions. University students positively evaluated the overall evaluation of the course curriculum and curriculum quality designed after applicability of OLSKE.