JTIE, 2014 (vol. 6), issue 2

Theoretical articles

TECHNICAL EDUCATION - PART OF THE GENERAL EDUCATION IN SLOVAKIA

Danka LUKÁČOVÁ

JTIE 2014, 6(2):4-8 | 10.5507/jtie.2014.010

Technology education is in EU countries considered as an important part of general education of students in primary schools. However, in Slovakia since 2008 we can see gradual degradation of technology education to the current state, which is near total extinction in technical subjects at primary schools. The article describes the gradual development that in Slovakia has led to the current situation and compares it to the technology education of selected EU countries.

IMPLEMENTATION OF TEACHING KEYBORDING INTO EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR PRIMARI SCHOOL OF SWITZERLAND, GERMANY AND AUSTRIA

Iva MÁDLOVÁ

JTIE 2014, 6(2):9-16 | 10.5507/jtie.2014.011

The article deals with the integration of teaching keyboarding into educational programs of primary schools in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Firstly this article describes briefly the history of the typewriter development and the keyboard layout. Then it describes the way of implementation of this skill into individual education programs in above mentioned states.

LEGO MINDSTORMS IN THE TEACHING OF JAVA PROGRAMMING

Ingrid NAGYOVÁ

JTIE 2014, 6(2):17-24 | 10.5507/jtie.2014.012

When teaching programming, various methods and procedures are used, think of the method of successive steps, methods of sample examples or design patterns. Whether we apply any of these methods in teaching, the introduction of basic programming structures will be an essential part of the course. The same is the case with teaching programming language Java. Even though it is an objectoriented programming language, the data manipulation and the basic programming structures (initialization of variables, looping and program branching, etc.) can't get around in the teaching.
The aim of this paper is to introduce the possibility of the teaching of algorithms...

TRAINING OF COMPUTER CONTROL BY USING GAME EEG HEADSET IN PATIENTS WITH PARALYSIS OF LIMBS

Jan JÁRA

JTIE 2014, 6(2):25-30 | 10.5507/jtie.2014.013

The article describes the experience of using gaming headset Epoc EEG Headset for practicing control of the computer through mind with patients with limited or no ability to control limbs. This was done in partnership with patients Rehabilitation institute in Kladruby. Describes a method patients' motivation, work progress and results achieved. In the first case study describes a young man who was capable of minimal movement of the head. With G-sensor with high gain could move almost across the screen with the mouse cursor, and using a limited ability to control the facial expression muscles to control mouse buttons. In the second case study describes...

CAN WE USE ORIGAMI FOLDING AS AN EFFECTIVE INSTRUMENT FOR DEVELOPING ALGORITHMIC THINKING OF BLIND PUPILS?

Ľudmila Jašková

JTIE 2014, 6(2):31-39 | 10.5507/jtie.2014.014

Paper deals about our experience with developing algorithmic thinking of blind secondary school pupils through the folding orgiami. We define informatics concepts which are possible to build this way. We put emphasis on finding appropriate instructions understandable for the blind, to be used for mediation procedure for folding origami. We suggest the suitable orgiami for the blind. Suitability is judged by whether it is possible only on the basis of tactile perception to understand their shape and purpose and whether they can be put together without visual control. At the end we give methodological recommendations for teachers who plan to use the...

ELEKTRONIC EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS OF PROFESSIONAL SUBJECTS IN THE CONTEXT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES

Marek ELŠÍK, Mária VARGOVÁ

JTIE 2014, 6(2):40-43 | 10.5507/jtie.2014.015

The article deals with the creation, placement and use of electronic learning materials for vocational subjects in secondary education degree courses. Creating electronic materials that are placed on the website of the school pupils in particular facilitate the domestic preparation, allowing the materials to work independently and to anywhere from anywhere, as it is accessible to the network. They are one of the tools of active learning and the acquisition of IT skills.

PROJECT DIGITAL EDCATION IN SLOVAKIA

Vladimír KORMANEC

JTIE 2014, 6(2):44-47 | 10.5507/jtie.2014.016

The article deals with actual homochronous digital of education in Slovakia. It discusses process of digitalization so far and reveals particular phases of project. The article retains the main parts of project as purpose of project, its usage in practice and the asset for recent education and teachers.

Research articles

PIGMENT PROFILE OF OLIVE OILS DETERMINED BY SCHOOL MEASUREMENT SYSTEM LABQUEST AND SPECTROMETER

Jana BRANIŠA, Zita JENISOVÁ, Klaudia JOMOVÁ

JTIE 2014, 6(2):48-57 | 10.5507/jtie.2014.017

Coloration of foods is a significant and important attribute for both producers and consumers, respectively. The following paper present using combination of digital technologies during practical laboratory exercises at secondary school alternatively at university. We decided to work with computer and Vernier LabQuest - standalone interface used to collect sensor data with its build-in graphing and analysis application. The school experiment is focused on introducing the chemistry of everyday life into chemistry education. Pigment spectra were measured by Vernier school measuring system with attached spectrophotometer. Obtained spectra of olive oil...

LEARNING STYLES ACCORDING TO VARK CLASSIFICATION AND THEIR POSSIBLE USES IN TERTIARY EDUCATION CARRIED OUT IN THE FORM OF E-LEARNING

Milan KLEMENT, Jiří DOSTÁL

JTIE 2014, 6(2):58-67 | 10.5507/jtie.2014.018

Learning styles are important determinants of the use the electronic learning materials in education. These materials consist of many structural elements, of which some respect individual learning styles more and some less. In the realized research, the question has been solved of whether the particular components of electronic teaching materials are the same for different groups of students with respect to their individuality, which can be manifested by preferred learning styles. The course and some of the partial results of the realized research, focused on the use of learning styles in education realized in the form of e-learning, are presented...

ASSESSMENT TOOLS DISSEMINATION OF METHODOLOGICAL SUPPORT FOR THE TEACHER OF TECHNICAL SUBJECTS IN SLOVAK AND CZECH REPUBLIC

Gabriel BÁNESZ, Danka LUKÁČOVÁ

JTIE 2014, 6(2):68-73 | 10.5507/jtie.2014.019

Following an academic initiative to assure quality in teaching technology and to technology related other subjects, it was decided at the Department of Technology and Information Technologies at the Faculty of Education of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra to provide in-service teachers teaching these school subjects, whether as qualified or unqualified, a methodological help and support aimed at development of the technology education at primary and secondary schools (the second level of primary schools and eight-year grammar schools). A tool of this support and assisting to teaching the school subject technology has become the above-described...

DEVELOPMENT OF INFORMATION LITERACY USING SELECTED EDITORS AND MATHML LANGUAGE IN EDUCATING PERSONS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT

Vojtech REGEC

JTIE 2014, 6(2):74-78 | 10.5507/jtie.2014.020

The aim of the paper is to present the specifics of utilization of the BlindMoose editor, Lambda editor and MathML language in the context of developing information literacy when educating integrated pupils with visual impairment at secondary schools in the Czech Republic. Within our research, on the sample of employees from eleven special education centres for visually impaired persons, we have monitored their level of awareness of the editors and MathML language. We found out that the problem in practice consists in unsatisfactory general knowledge regarding these editors as well as insufficient practical experience in their utilization in education...

DEVELOPMENT OF KEY COMPETENCIES OF PUPILS TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

Jana JUHÁSOVÁ

JTIE 2014, 6(2):79-84 | 10.5507/jtie.2014.021

The aim of this paper is to point out the possibility of the development of key competencies in the teaching of technical vocational education. By development of key competencies we contribute to lifelong learning, the process of constant change and the amount of the further development in our society.

THE INFLUENCE OF GEOINFORMATION SYSTEMS USING ON THE GEOGRAPHY PERCEPTION

Milan KUBIATKO, Kateřina MRÁZKOVÁ

JTIE 2014, 6(2):85-90 | 10.5507/jtie.2014.022

The using of geoinformation systems (GIS) in the geography teaching is becoming important aspect of the educational process, which support motivation, imagination and also success of pupils and students. The investigation was realized at the lower secondary school pupils and the main aim was to find out the influence of the GIS using in the geography lessons on the geography perception. As the other factors, which were analyzed, were gender and grade of study. The sample size was created by 348 pupils, 96 of them used GIS in the geography lesson and 252 not. As the statistical methods were used the determination of Cronbach's alpha coefficient for...

DETECTION OF CHEATING IN ONLINE CONTESTS

Václav ŠIMANDL

JTIE 2014, 6(2):91-98 | 10.5507/jtie.2014.023

This paper deals with the detection of contestants' unfair behaviour in online contests. We discuss the possibilities of detecting cheating using automated data processing. We defined some indicators referring to abnormalities in the contestants' work. We created software which reveals the presence of these indicators in the work of any particular contestant in the Bebras contest. We inputted the last year's data into it. The software generated a list of contestants who may have cheated during the contest. We compared this list with the list of contestants who were disqualified by the school coordinators. We then contacted selected school co-ordinators...

COMPUTER SIMULATION AS AN EXAMPLE OF THE USE OF MODERN EDUCATIONAL AIDS IN TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Dorota JĘDRASIK

JTIE 2014, 6(2):99-103 | 10.5507/jtie.2014.024

Virtual reality it one from most quickly improved computing having the show for the task of the world we live in the form of computer programs. Thanks to technological new solutions simulation programs more and more in reality are copying reality of phenomena. This method consists in giving appropriate incentives stimulating, being aimed possibly to all senses into the way as most faithful copying the reality of the happening occurrence. A computer simulation has both positive and negative teaching advantages. However, as one of few methods, at present is being regarded most universal and useful in didactics.