PERCEIVED COGNITIVE, AFFECTIVE AND PSYCHOMOTOR LEARNING IN A BLENDED COURSE IN HIGHER EDUCATION
1 UANL (MEXICO)
2 UDEM (MEXICO)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN12 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Conference name: 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2012
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:The use of Internet and educational platforms nowadays in higher education are a growing demand, as the use of blended course are present in almost all the private and public universities in México. This type of courses requires training and the adequate instruccional design of blended courses in order to achieve the learning and teaching objectives planned in the courses. Moreover, the professor must make sure and perceived the students’ learning in a full way. Using a valid and reliable instrument to measure perceived cognitive, affective and psychomotor learning in higher education courses; this research might help others to understand the effectiveness of learning theories, models as well as diverse techniques in the educational environments in higher education settings.
Therefore, the purpose of this research is to measure the cognitive, affective and psychomotor learning using the instrument CAP Perceived Learning Scale (2009) in blended courses in higher education with the implementation of the platform WebCT, used to provide the instruction and content of academic material such as documents, video, activities, assignments and Web link of several pages to analyze and use along the different models of the course “Global Competence”. In order to do so, the concept of cognitive, affective and psychomotor learning must be determined.
This study was conducted by the research method of mixed type in which instruments were used as the survey and focus group and random sampling techniques
Description of the community, object of the research:
The present research was developed in the Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM, 2012), a private Mexican university, conformed at that time by about 12, 178 students distributed as follows: 2, 886 students in high school, 7, 749 students in professional, 238 in the nursery program, 508 in postgraduate programs and 797 in specialty and sub specialities of the medical programs.
With a staff of academics of 1200 professors full and part time, as well as collaborators in the different divisions, the UDEM has to offer 35 professional careers in six different divisions as follows: Art, Arquitect & Design [6 careers], Science of Health [6 careers], Law and Social Studies [3 careers], Education and Humanities [7 careers], Engineering and Technologies [5 careers], and Business [8 careers].
The sample chosen for this research were three groups of the course called “Competencias Globales” (Global Competence), this course is part of the general courses, one of the six courses that conforms the offer of the general courses, and all students from professional must take.
Keywords: Perceived Learning, Cognitive Learning, Affective Learning, Psychomotor Learning, Blended Course, Higher Education.