Title: Designing an e-university environment based on the needs of net-generation students

Authors: Nataliia Morze; Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska; Mariia Umryk

Addresses: Borys Grinchenko Kiyv University, 18/2 Vorovskogo Str, Kyiv, Ukraine ' University of Silesia, Bankowa 12, 40-007 Katowice, Poland; The Faculty of Ethnology and Sciences of Education in Cieszyn, Bielska 62, 43-400 Cieszyn, Poland ' National Pedagogical University, Pirogova Str 9, 01601, Kyiv, Ukraine

Abstract: The rapid development of technology and the changing needs of the modern labour market suggest that modern universities have to implement huge changes in the learning-teaching process. On the other hand, in our lives we witness very quick advent of new technologies to provide students with educational services that are based on the use of ICT - electronic technologies and mobile learning. As a result, many universities are gradually starting to use e-learning and some e-resources in the classroom. Often it happens randomly without proper understanding and support. This article discusses building a model of e-environment of the university, which would take into account the needs of today's students and today's market and would ensure a high level of competitiveness of future specialists in modern conditions of development of the information society as well as support learning opportunities throughout life.

Keywords: net-generation students; virtual learning environment; VLE; lifelong learning; e-learning; electronic learning; online learning; e-university environment; higher education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2015.074230

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2015 Vol.25 No.4, pp.466 - 486

Received: 17 Mar 2015
Accepted: 22 Mar 2015

Published online: 18 Jan 2016 *

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