Lietuvos aukštojo mokslo paslaugos informacinėje visuomenėje

Author(s): Jadvyga Čiburienė, Jūratė Guščinskienė
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Vytauto Didžiojo Universitetas
Keywords: aukštasis mokslas; informacinė visuomenė; aukštojo mokslo paslaugos; aukštosios mokyklos funkcijos; higher education; information society; services of higher education; functions of high school.

Summary/Abstract: Research and success of recent economic of many countries suggest strong links between higher education and knowledge and productivity, competitiveness and economic growth. The future of the European Union members states (EU-27), including Lithuania, depends on education, including higher education. The creation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) involves all members of the EU and offers the solution to the two currently relevant and interrelated problems in Lithuania: first, preparation of students for labour market, second, furthering their competence building. The aim of this article is to examine higher education services in the context of information society. The aim of the research is to determine the higher education services and their relation with the functions of higher education on theoretical and practical levels, based on the exploratory structurized questionnaire. The object of the article is services of higher education in the context of information society. Higher education is more and more becoming the supplier of public services. The services of public higher education are supplied by few directions, although this article analyzes only the public higher education as knowledge and abilities passing that include a packet of services (main, interdependent and mixed) and the functions of higher institution. Seeking for the main aim in the following questions and investigations has been developed: an analysis of services of higher education; the identification of functions of higher education institution and to show its relation with the higher education services. Research methods, that are applied, are the based on the synthesis of official European Community publications, scientific literature and systematic statistical data analysis as well as identification of main higher education services and higher education institution functions dimensions using questionnaire. An exploratory structured questionnaire is used in the research. The questions are used of dichotomic, closed and open type, the evaluation and ranging scales are used, seeking from respondents - the students of different study levels (first and second study levels) in Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) and Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) in 2001 - to get more correct evaluations about higher education services and their relation with higher education institution functions. When enlarging information society and rendering the services of higher education it is important to identify the satisfaction by services and the functions committed by higher institutions. The research shows that the information society gives many opportunities for study processes in virtual area, both for the students (study books and manuscripts of books in virtual area; command course works, etc), and for lecturers and their partnership networks (partial course exams, exams, etc). According to the respondents view, the higher institution in essence performs its functions

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 48
  • Page Range: 55-70
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Lithuanian