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PART I

Dear Sir/Madam,

A research team is conducting research within the international project entitled International Research Network for study and development of new tools and methods for advanced pedagogical science in the field of ICT instruments, e-learning and intercultural competences, which is co-financed by the European Union. Participation in these studies is anonymous. The acquired results will be applied in preparing scientific works – with full privacy enhancement.

Thank you for filling in the following questionnaire.

Research Team

Country
Nationality
Sex:
Female
Male
Age
Name of the university
Field of study
Specialization
Year of study
Course
Level of studies:
Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree

PART II

Answer the following questions and mark the chosen evaluation
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attractiveness of the field of study you have chosen
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general knowledge
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knowledge acquired during the studies
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theoretical knowledge possible to acquire during the studies
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practical knowledge possible to acquire during the studies
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attitude to life-long education
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relation of theory to practice presented in particular subjects
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usefulness of the acquired education in professional career
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your personal predispositions for the career
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prospects for a career compliant with the education
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status of a person with higher education in your country
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status of a person with the completed studies in your field in your country
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possibilities of employment compliant with the completed university education
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information and communication competences acquired during the studies
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competences in modern technologies acquired during the studies
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intercultural competences acquired during the studies
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key:  ++ very good/very high;  + goodl/high;  0 I have no opinion/I do not know;  poor/low; – – very poor/very low

What determined your choice of the field of study?

career prospects, possibilities of employment in this profession
salaries, the financial status of people in this career
quality of university education
my own interests, my wish to self-develop
logistics – a university near the place of residence
my own economic situation
other people’s pressure
Other:
 

Choose 3 most significant answers or write down your own suggestion

What has the strongest influence on getting a good job in the place where you live?

abilities
dilligence/hard work
knowledge
the family’s social background
resourcefulness, cleverness
a chance, luck
connections/appropriate acquaintances
university diploma
acquired experience
Other:
 

Choose 3 most significant answers or write down your own suggestion

Do you take into account changing your residence place after completing university studies?
Yes, but within my own country.
No.
Yes, I want to go abroad (where?)
Which foreign countries/nationalities are most familiar to you?
 

Write down three countries/nationalities:

Which foreign languages do you know best?

 In the case of filling in only one or two foreign languages, the rest of the field must be filled by a dash' - '

Which foreign languages do you know best?

  1 2 3 4 5 No answer
first foreign language: competence:
1
2
3
4
5
NA
second foreign language: competence:
1
2
3
4
5
NA
third foreign language: competence:
1
2
3
4
5
NA
 

Write down and mark with a circle your level of competence from 1 to 5 [key: 1 – beginner, 2 – elementary, 3 – communicative (intermediate), 4 – good (upper-intermediate), 5 – fluent]

How do you evaluate your competences in the following points in regard to the country which you know best?

Knowledge (how much I know about this subject)

  1 2 3 4 5
Communicating in the chosen country (e.g. knowing the language, understanding colloquial speech)
1
2
3
4
5
Easiness in contacting representatives of the chosen country
1
2
3
4
5
Familiarization with the material culture of the chosen country (history, monuments, architecture)
1
2
3
4
5
Familiarization with the social culture of the chosen country (behaviour, customs, stereotypes)
1
2
3
4
5
Familiarization with the symbolic culture of the chosen country (values, language, tradition, religion, art, literature)
1
2
3
4
5
Familiarization with cultural differences
1
2
3
4
5
Familiarization with religious differences
1
2
3
4
5
 

key: 1 – very low; 2 – low; 3 – average; 4 – high; 5 – very high

How do you evaluate your competences in the following points in regard to the country which you know best?

Skills (to what extent I can use my knowledge)

  1 2 3 4 5
Communicating in the chosen country (e.g. knowing the language, understanding colloquial speech)
1
2
3
4
5
Easiness in contacting representatives of the chosen country
1
2
3
4
5
Familiarization with the material culture of the chosen country (history, monuments, architecture)
1
2
3
4
5
Familiarization with the social culture of the chosen country (behaviour, customs, stereotypes)
1
2
3
4
5
Familiarization with the symbolic culture of the chosen country (values, language, tradition, religion, art, literature)
1
2
3
4
5
Familiarization with cultural differences
1
2
3
4
5
Familiarization with religious differences
1
2
3
4
5
 

key: 1 – very low; 2 – low; 3 – average; 4 – high; 5 – very high

How do you evaluate your competences in the following points in regard to the country which you know best?

Motivation/attitude (to what extent I want to do this)

  1 2 3 4 5
Communicating in the chosen country (e.g. knowing the language, understanding colloquial speech)
1
2
3
4
5
Easiness in contacting representatives of the chosen country
1
2
3
4
5
Familiarization with the material culture of the chosen country (history, monuments, architecture)
1
2
3
4
5
Familiarization with the social culture of the chosen country (behaviour, customs, stereotypes)
1
2
3
4
5
Familiarization with the symbolic culture of the chosen country (values, language, tradition, religion, art, literature)
1
2
3
4
5
Familiarization with cultural differences
1
2
3
4
5
Familiarization with religious differences
1
2
3
4
5
 

key: 1 – very low; 2 – low; 3 – average; 4 – high; 5 – very high

Which competences mentioned in the table (Question 7) are most important in contacts with foreigners?

Who do you feel you are?

  Definitely not Rather not Hard to say Rather yes Definitely yes
A world citizen
Definitely not
Rather not
Hard to say
Rather yes
Definitely yes
A resident of my continent
Definitely not
Rather not
Hard to say
Rather yes
Definitely yes
A member of my nation
Definitely not
Rather not
Hard to say
Rather yes
Definitely yes
A resident of my region
Definitely not
Rather not
Hard to say
Rather yes
Definitely yes
A resident of my town/village
Definitely not
Rather not
Hard to say
Rather yes
Definitely yes
A follower of my religion (write down which)
Definitely not
Rather not
Hard to say
Rather yes
Definitely yes

A follower of religion:

 * Please fill this field in the case of a positive answer to the last question in the above table

Where do you find information on other countries and their cultures?

personal experience
higher education
family
friends
press
books
TV
Internet
Other:
 Mark 3 main sources of knowledge:

Which forms offered by university studies give you the possibility to acquire intercultural competences?

  Definitely not Rather not Hard to say Rather yes Definitely yes
International exchange programmes (e.g. Erasmus+)
Definitely not
Rather not
Hard to say
Rather yes
Definitely yes
The subject intercultural education (if it is in the curriculum)
Definitely not
Rather not
Hard to say
Rather yes
Definitely yes
Issues of intercultural education implemented in other subjects
Definitely not
Rather not
Hard to say
Rather yes
Definitely yes
Formal contacts – initiated by university
Definitely not
Rather not
Hard to say
Rather yes
Definitely yes
Informal contacts with foreigners
Definitely not
Rather not
Hard to say
Rather yes
Definitely yes
 

If you have others proposition write it in the next point

Others form, what?

 

Will the significance of intercultural competences in the nearest future

decrease?
not change?
increase?
 

Mark the appropriate answer

Are you of the opinion that in one country there can live people who:

  Definitely not Rather not Hard to say Rather yes Definitely yes
belong to different nationalities?
Definitely not
Rather not
Hard to say
Rather yes
Definitely yes
inhabit regions of different cultures?
Definitely not
Rather not
Hard to say
Rather yes
Definitely yes
follow different religions?
Definitely not
Rather not
Hard to say
Rather yes
Definitely yes
differ in economic status?
Definitely not
Rather not
Hard to say
Rather yes
Definitely yes
differ in religious views?
Definitely not
Rather not
Hard to say
Rather yes
Definitely yes
differ in social views?
Definitely not
Rather not
Hard to say
Rather yes
Definitely yes

Are you of the opinion that representatives of different nations have the right to:

  Definitely not Rather not Hard to say Rather yes Definitely yes
public education?
Definitely not
Rather not
Hard to say
Rather yes
Definitely yes
national schools – with their own as the teaching language?
Definitely not
Rather not
Hard to say
Rather yes
Definitely yes
full social care?
Definitely not
Rather not
Hard to say
Rather yes
Definitely yes
full health care?
Definitely not
Rather not
Hard to say
Rather yes
Definitely yes
celebrate their national and religious holidays?
Definitely not
Rather not
Hard to say
Rather yes
Definitely yes
manifest their national/ethnic and/or religious membership (clothes, appearance, symbols)?
Definitely not
Rather not
Hard to say
Rather yes
Definitely yes

How do you evaluate the possibility of entering closer cooperation/exchange with students from the following countries?

  Positively This is indifferent to me Negatively
Australia
Positively
This is indifferent to me
Negatively
Spain
Positively
This is indifferent to me
Negatively
Netherlands
Positively
This is indifferent to me
Negatively
Poland
Positively
This is indifferent to me
Negatively
Portugal
Positively
This is indifferent to me
Negatively
Czech Republic
Positively
This is indifferent to me
Negatively
Russia
Positively
This is indifferent to me
Negatively
Slovakia
Positively
This is indifferent to me
Negatively
Ukraine
Positively
This is indifferent to me
Negatively

PART III

Evaluate to what extent you personally use the information available for students on the University (Faculty) website:

I often learn a lot of new, interesting and important for myself
I rarely use this information. I find important information in other sources

What kind information is primarily important for you as a student. What would you like to see on the website of the university (faculty) in the section for students?

Which sections of information for students on the University website (faculty) do you consider most important?

employer Information and suggestions for work
Invitation to participate in events (conference, shares)
Resources for distant learning and other educational resources

Where do you often learn about planned university events and activities most often?

University website
University page on the social network
Personally from other students
Personally from teachers

How do you use the social networks pages of your university (faculty)?

Commenting
Add your content (photos, videos, etc.)
Just reading and watching

What are the main purposes you reflect your activities as a student on your personal pages in social networks (awards, achievement, participation in activities, studies):

Show my achievements to teachers
Show my achievements to other students
Show my achievements to potential employers

Are you an active participant of online communities (groups in social networks) of your university (faculty):

Actively participate in groups 1-3 (commenting, adding content - photos, videos, links, etc.)
Actively participate in three or more groups (commenting, adding content - photos, videos, links, etc.)
Do not participate or act just as a "spectator"

How important for you are your teachers’ activities on the university site (Department) and the University of pages in social networks?

It is interesting what teachers do
Activity of teachers motivate my activity
Activities of other students are especially important for me

What, in your opinion, makes the University (Faculty) website attractive for students?

PART IV

Please rate in the scale of 0-10 where 10 is the top point assessment (the question for students who participate in distance courses):
  1 2 3 4 5
the scenario of the classes:
1
2
3
4
5
the accessibility of learning materials:
1
2
3
4
5
facilitation of learning owing to work in the Internet
1
2
3
4
5
difficulties caused by the operation in the Internet
1
2
3
4
5
the possibility of personal consultations with the lecturer
1
2
3
4
5
the degree of satisfaction from participation in activities conducted via the Internet:
1
2
3
4
5
Please indicate what classes you prefer:
via the Internet
via the Internet, assuming that they are carried by the same person
traditional
traditional, assuming that they are carried by the same person
 What are the reasons for this choice?

Do you have access to the Internet? If YES, where?

houses
in the hostel
hot-spot connections
I do not have
Other:

How often do you use the Internet:

every day - if so, how many hours
every week - if so, how many hours
every month - if so, how many hours
constantly (permanently)
Do you have the possibility to use computer class, software and Internet connection at your university after didactic classes?
Yes
No
There are no such needs
If you have access to the Internet, with what aim do you use it most frequently?
to search for course materials, to advance your own knowledge
to participate in the e-learning course(s)
to contact friends (e-mail, social network, programme messenger)
for entertainment (on-line games, free surfing, watching movies)
for file sharing (P2P)
to develop your interests, passions
Other:
In preparation for classes, I frequently use:
traditional libraries source
digital libraries source
open sources (free of charge)
educational portals
social networks
educational and scientific materials (with additional charge)
materials provided by the lecturers
Other:

Looking for interesting materials on the Internet, you use most frequently:

search systems, for example, Google
Wikipedia
electronic catalogues (bibliographical references and data bases)
references to other web sites, placed on the pages
social networks
reliable and well-tested portals
blogs
Other:

How would you rate the substantive value of the materials mentioned in the (1-5):

  1 2 3 4 5
Wikipedia
1
2
3
4
5
file-sharing sites
1
2
3
4
5
found with the help of search systems
1
2
3
4
5
contained in public PDF files
1
2
3
4
5
papers, presentations, multimedia, scenarios of classes published on the website, published by other users
1
2
3
4
5

Does your previous (secondary, higher) school have its website?

No
I do not know
Other: 
Has your secondary school  a distance learning platform (for example, Moodle, Claroline, Dokeos, Black Board,  Ilias, Sakai, IBM Lotus Space, WebCT, or other)?
No
I do not know
Other: 

Do you know or use a distance learning platform at your university?

Yes
No
Do you know what system is used for the support of the distance learning platform in your faculty:
Moodle
Claroline
Dokeos
WebCT
IBM Lotus Space
Black Board
Ilias
Sakai
I do not know
Other: 

Do you think that web-technologies can be a useful tool for achieving educational goals and providing access to training materials in different subjects?

Yes
No
I do not know

Can a platform of remote instruction be especially useful for students with limited possibilities?

Yes
Yes (I am a disabled student)
No
No (I am a disabled student)
I do not know
If you do participate in distance courses, what type of courses in your opinion is most effective?
the course - database of teaching materials
the course which provides access not only to training materials but also to control tests
the course - forum
the course which supports all stages of the educational process
Other:

How do you most frequently contact your lecturer in the extracurricular time?

personally
by the e-mail
by phone
through social networks
through the distance learning platform, for example by Moodle
Other:

What form of studying do you prefer?

personalized (individual)
traditional command, team (group)
virtual command team (remote)
collective
Other: 

What methods of transferring the final works for checking to the instructor do you consider the most effective?

by email
by portable (external) means of information storage (for example a flash-memory stick)
by means of the distance learning platform, for example the Moodle system or similar ones (Forum, Tasks, etc.)
cloud services
social networks
traditional paper forms (press, photo-copying)
orally during the classes
Other:

Which method do you in fact use most often to forward your assignments to the teacher for correction?

by email
by portable (external) means of information storage (for example a flash-memory stick)
by means of the distance learning platform, for example the Moodle system or similar ones (Forum, Tasks, etc.)
cloud services
social networks
traditional paper forms (press, photo-copying)
orally during the classes
Other:
What are your suggestions for and expectations from improved forms of teaching and learning based on web technologies?