Natalija Prokofjeva, Diana Zagulova, Sabina Katalnikova, Kateryna Synytsya


In this paper, learning and knowledge control systems developed by the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology of the Riga Technical University are described. These systems are used in teaching various subjects on different study programs and specialties. The paper also presents results of use of computer systems in student self-study and self-control. Students could freely choose, whether or not to use these systems during their studies. We focused on two scenarios of non-compulsory use of computer systems, namely with a motivating system or without one. In both cases students actively used computer systems for self-control and self-study. Our research shows that using computer systems for both knowledge control and study (as opposed to knowledge control alone) increased knowledge level of all students, regardless of their overall performance.



education; knowledge control; student performance; self-study; self-control

Full Text:



Anohina-Naumeca, A., Grundspenkis, J., Strautmane, M. (2011). The Concept Map Based Assessment System: Functional Capabilities, Evolution, and Experimental Results. International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 21 (4), 308-327.

Glantz, S. (1998). Medico-biological statistics. Moscow: Praktika (in Russian).

Golitsyna, I.N. (2012). Social Software in Contemporary Professional Education. International Electronic Journal "Educational Technology & Society", 15(4), 515-528. Retrieved from: http://ifets.ieee.org/russian/depository/v15_i4/html/11.html (in Russian).

Grundspenkis, J., Anohina, A. (2009). Evolution of the concept map based adaptive knowledge assessment system: implementation and evaluation results. Scientific Proceeding of Riga Technical University, 5th series “Computer Science. Applied Computer Systems”, 38, 13-24.

Gütl, C., Lankmayr, K., Weinhofer, J. & Höfler, M. (2011). Enhanced Automatic Question Creator – EAQC: Concept, Development and Evaluation of an Automatic Test Item Creation Tool to Foster Modern e-Education. Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 9(1), 23–38.

Journal of Educational Technology & Society (2017). Retrieved from: http://www.ifets.info/.

Klizaitė, J., Arlauskienė, R. (2015) Students’ Attitude Towards Self-Study: A Case of College Study Programmes in Social Sciences. Applied Research In Health And Social Sciences: Interface And Interaction, 12 (1), 2-10.

Lau, P. N. K., Lau, S. H., Hong, K. S., & Usop, H. (2011). Guessing, Partial Knowledge, and Misconceptions in Multiple-Choice Tests. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 14 (4), 99–110.

Manako, A. F., Sinitsa, K. M. (2012). Computer Technologies in Education: A View from the Transformation Perspective. International Electronic Journal "Educational Technology & Society", 15(3), 392-414. Retrieved from: https://goo.gl/Ct8fCc (in Russian).

Nicetsky, L. (1977). Requirements specification for development of the RPI computer-based teaching system first version. Riga: Riga Polytechnic Institute (in Russian).

Prokofjeva, N., Anohina-Naumeca, A., Lebedeva, O. (2013). Administration of Knowledge Assessment at Riga Technical University”. Proceedings ICCGI 2013: the 8th International Multi-Conference on Computing in the Global Information Technology. Nice, France, 34-39.

Rastrigin, L., Erenshtein, M. (1986). Adaptive teaching with a model. Riga: Zinatne (in Russian).

Rupšienė, L., Mažionienė, A. (2011) Independent work at higher school from the viewpoint of social care teacher’s management competencies development: students’ opinion. Bridges/Tiltai, 56 (3), 151-158 (in Lithuanian).

The Electronic Journal „International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA) (2017). Retrieved from: http://www.iariajournals.org/

The Electronic Journal of e-Learning (EJEL) (2017). Retrieved from: http://www.ejel.org/main.html

Zaiceva, L., Prokofjeva, N. (2012). Knowledge Control during the Preparation of IT Specialists in Riga Technical University. Proceedings from ICIT-2012: International Congress on Information Technologies (ICIT-2012): International Congress on Information Technologies. Russia, Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 1-10.

Zaiceva, L., Prokofjeva, N., Kataļņikova, S. (2017). Various Methods of Knowledge Assessment during the Training of IT Specialists. Applied Computer Systems, 21, 80-85. doi:10.1515/acss-2017-0011

Zaitseva, L. (2008). E-courses using Results and Efficiency. Proceedings from CATE 2008: the 11th IASTED International Conference “Computers and Advanced Technology in Education”. Crete, Greece, 90–93.

Zaitseva, L., Bule, J. (2008). E-learning courses using and evaluation in Riga Technical University. Proceedings from ICALT 2008: the 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies. Santander, Cantabria, Spain, 1057–1058.

Zaitseva, L., Novitsky, L., Gribkova, V. (1989). Computer-aided teaching systems development and using. Riga: Zinatne (in Russian).

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17770/sie2018vol1.3185


  • There are currently no refbacks.