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Introduction. Remote education and electronic training courses have become the most urgent and widely demanded form of students’ education at universities for the last decade. Distance learning won huge popularity and became widely used along with traditional education forms.
Materials and Methods. The study uses SWOT-analysis method on the process of introducing distance e-learning courses in the pedagogical university students’ training system. The analysis involved identifying the strengths and the weaknesses of education with the use of EC. It also indicated external opportunities and threats to the mentioned educational approach.
Results. The authors suggest implementing distance learning through specific educational Internet portals created on the basis of educational institutions and performing it on the base of modern telecommunication technologies (on-line and off-line) without direct contact between the teacher and students.
Discussion. Is it possible to increase educational process quality by means of distance learning? What conditions and educational environment are necessary for performing such form of students’ training? The answer to these questions was received from the analysis of domestic and foreign scientists’ scientific publications and researches. From the practical point of view, the remote electronic training courses were organized at the Faculty of Math and Natural Sciences at Elabuga Institute of Kazan Federal University (EI KFU). This experience of remote education is also generalized and presented in the paper.
Conclusion. SWOT-analysis of distance e-learning revealed the advantages of mixed education against traditional (face-to-face) or solely e-learning conducted offline and online.
e-learning course, classroom work, blended learning, learning model, “flipped class” training model, higher-education system, students’ training
- The paper presents the review of the remote teaching systems widely used nowadays;
- The SWOT- analysis of the remote education system based on e-learning training courses is carried out by the authors;
- The authors define and describe the strengths and the weaknesses of remote education;
- The risks of implementing distance learning in higher-education system are also mentioned in the paper.
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