Pitfalls of E-education: from multimedia to digital dementia?
R. Robert Gajewski
Citation: Proceedings of the 2016 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 8, pages 913–920 (2016)
Abstract. This paper presents lessons learned from nearly 25 years long experiences with different forms of E-education. All experiences are definitely positive but during conducted research many pitfalls and traps were recognized and observed. Widely used multimedia materials do not motivate weak students to learn. Instead of learning they do prefer to watch materials in a passive way. Mobile learning in which all materials are available also for smartphones increased this attitude to learning. All quizzes and tests even very sophisticated cannot replace a real exam. Knowledge of the answers on hundreds of questions is not equal to the real knowledge of a certain field. Flipped classroom paradigm forcing to learn at home was not accepted by students. Moreover, E-education creates chances for e-cheating. All these pitfalls and traps lead to the conclusion that E-education is not a straightforward remedy for all current education problems.
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