Research results

The project partners have carried out an analysis of digital skills focusing on 2 main segments of research: (1) on the perspective of teachers and (2) on the perception of students in their country in the form of quantitative and qualitative research methods.

As part of the quantitative research, we had been focusing on 2 areas of interest of respondents, and, in the form of a questionnaire, we have found the current state and satisfaction with teaching (both on the part of secondary school teachers and students). The survey was conducted on a sample of 743 teachers (163 from the Slovak Republic, 482 from the Czech Republic and 98 from Poland) and 4 193 students (522 from the Slovak Republic, 2 463 from the Czech Republic and 1 208 from Poland).

Research results (Slovak Republic):

STUDENTS

  • The average satisfaction of students with the current teaching process is at the level of 3.3
  • 48% of students are more or less satisfied or completely satisfied with the current teaching process.
  • Almost 24% of students are dissatisfied or completely dissatisfied.
  • Modern technologies and interactive teaching methods are most often used by teachers only in certain subjects. 68% of students stated this.
  • Teachers most often use a laptop, desktop computer and interactive whiteboard in interactive teaching.
  • The most common tools are Power point (94%); videos, movies, media files (41%), and interactive whiteboard applications or programs (30%).
  • 54% of students are helped by digital technologies and teaching tools to better understand and memorize the curriculum.
  • 17.6% think that their use does not matter, the hours are just as boring and dull.
  • 50% of students would welcome the use of modern technologies / tools and interactive teaching methods.
  • Almost 37% of students would welcome the use of these technologies in only some subjects.

TEACHERS

  • The average satisfaction of teachers with the current teaching process is at the level of 3.3
  • 49% of teachers are more or less satisfied or completely satisfied with the current teaching process.
  • Almost 22% of teachers are dissatisfied or completely dissatisfied.
  • The biggest shortcomings of the teaching process are teachers’ sufficient time for teaching preparation (burdensome administrative agenda, project solution, problem solving with students) and the absence of educational materials (textbooks, worksheets).
  • They most often use a laptop (93%) and a desktop computer (40%) in the teaching process of digital technologies.
  • The interactive whiteboard is used by 34% of teachers and almost 23% of teachers by tablets.
  • Of the digital tools, Power Point presentations (89%), video, film, multimedia files (85%) and mobile applications (43%) are the most common.
  • The most common reasons for not using digital technologies include demanding preparation of teaching through digital tools (51.5%), insufficient technical equipment (22%) and ignorance of working with such tools (20%).
  • 81% of teachers think that digital technologies and tools complement the learning process in an appropriate and interesting way.
  • 69% of teachers think that they are a suitable form of teaching some subjects.
  • 23% of teachers think that they are a necessity and will gradually replace standard teaching.
  • Teachers would be most motivated to use innovative methods and modern technologies / tools in the teaching process: students´ interest, sufficient technical equipment and training on how to use these technologies.

Research results (Czech Republic):

STUDENTS

  • The average satisfaction of students with the current teaching process is at the level of 3.26.
  • Almost 45% of students are more or less satisfied or completely satisfied with the current teaching process.
  • Almost 22% of students are dissatisfied or completely dissatisfied.
  • Modern technologies and interactive teaching methods are most often used by teachers only in certain subjects. Almost 70.5% of students stated this.
  • Teachers most often use laptops and desktops in interactive teaching.
  • They most often work with tools: Power point (93.2%); videos, movies, multimedia files (54%); and interactive whiteboard applications or programs (26.3%).
  • 49.4% of students are helped by digital technologies and teaching tools to better understand the curriculum and to remember more.
  • 12.6% think that their use does not matter, the hours are just as boring and dull.
  • 33% of students think that using them is fun, lessons are more interesting.
  • 45.7% of students would welcome the use of modern technologies / tools and interactive teaching methods.
  • 37.3% of students would welcome the use of these technologies only in some subjects.
  • Almost 6% of students are satisfied with classical teaching (without digital technologies).

TEACHERS

  • The average satisfaction of teachers with the current teaching process is at the level of 3.58
  • 61.2% of teachers are more or less satisfied or completely satisfied with the current teaching process.
  • 17% of teachers are dissatisfied or completely dissatisfied.
  • Teachers consider the biggest shortcomings of the teaching process to be: insufficient time for teaching preparation (burdensome administrative agenda, project solution, problem solving for students), students’ lack of interest in education and poor technical equipment (absence of computers, projectors, suitable rooms for preparation and teaching).
  • They most often use a laptop (90.6%) and a desktop computer (67.4%) in the teaching process of digital technologies.
  • Almost 29.4% of teachers use the interactive whiteboard and almost 32% of teachers use tablets.
  • Of the digital tools, they most often use video, film, multimedia files (90%) and presentations via Power Point (88.6%).
  • The most common reasons for not using digital technologies include: demanding preparation of teaching through digital tools (39.8%) and insufficient technical equipment (21.8%).
  • 87.3% of teachers think that digital technologies and tools complement the teaching process in a suitable and interesting way.
  • Almost 66% of teachers think that they are a suitable form of teaching some subjects.
  • 16.8% of teachers think that they are a necessity and will gradually replace standard teaching.
  • Teachers would be most motivated to use innovative methods and modern technologies / tools in the teaching process: pupils’ interest, sufficient technical equipment and training on how to use these technologies.

Research results (Poland):

STUDENTS

  • The average satisfaction of students with the current teaching process is at the level of 3.3
  • 47% of students are more or less satisfied or completely satisfied with the current teaching process.
  • Almost 20.7% of students are dissatisfied or completely dissatisfied.
  • Modern technologies and interactive teaching methods are most often used by teachers only in certain subjects. Almost 52% of students stated this.
  • Teachers most often use a desktop computer and an interactive whiteboard in interactive teaching.
  • They most often work with tools: videos, movies, multimedia files (76.6%); Power point (75.2%) and applications or programs for interactive whiteboards (55, 4%).
  • 30.7% of students are helped by digital technologies and teaching tools to better understand the curriculum and to remember more.
  • 14% think that their use does not matter, the hours are just as boring and lifeless.
  • Almost 52% of students think that using them is fun, lessons are more interesting.
  • 51.2% of students would welcome the use of modern technologies / tools and interactive teaching methods.
  • 35.4% of students would welcome the use of these technologies only in some subjects.
  • 4% of students are satisfied with traditional teaching (without digital technologies) and 2% of students are afraid that they will not be able to use digital technologies.

TEACHERS

  • The average satisfaction of teachers with the current teaching process is at the level of 3.3
  • Almost 46% of teachers are more or less satisfied or completely satisfied with the current teaching process.
  • 14% of teachers are dissatisfied or completely dissatisfied.
  • Teachers consider the biggest shortcomings of the teaching process to be: insufficient time for teaching preparation (burdensome administrative agenda, project solving, problem solving for students) and poor technical equipment (absence of computers, projectors, suitable rooms for preparation and teaching).
  • They most often use a desktop computer (80.6%) and a mobile phone (53%) in the teaching process of digital technologies.
  • Almost 44% of teachers use the interactive whiteboard and 29.6% of teachers use tablets.
  • Of the digital tools, they most often use video, film, multimedia files (87.7%) and presentations via Power Point (59%).
  • The most common reasons for not using digital technologies include: demanding preparation of teaching through digital tools (28.6%) and insufficient technical equipment (20.4%).
  • 61.2% of teachers think that digital technologies and tools complement the teaching process in a suitable and interesting way.
  • 13.2% of teachers think that they are a suitable form of teaching some subjects.
  • 16.3% of teachers think that they are a necessity and will gradually replace standard teaching.
  • Teachers would be most motivated to use innovative methods and modern technologies / tools in the teaching process: pupils’ interest, sufficient technical equipment and higher financial rewards.