IMPROVEMENT OF LEARNING PRODUCTIVITY IN GRADUATE TECHNICAL EDUCATION THROUGH A COMBINATION OF E-LEARNING AND CLASSROOM SESSIONS. PROMOTION OF TECHNICAL SELF-LEARNING
University of Vigo, Materials Engineering, Applied Mechanics and Construction Department (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2012
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:Currently, within the framework of graduate education the student has to make a strong self-learning work. In the technical field this task is complicated by the difficulty of the contents covered. Therefore, to make better use of sessions is necessary that the student reaches previous knowledge independently of addressing the truly relevant contents and difficulty at these meetings.
This work consists of the design of a didactic unit combining e-learning activities with sessions in order to improve academic productivity in the new context of higher education. The unit is designed in the engineering field, specifically in the subject of strength of materials of a mechanical engineering degree.
By combining telelearning activities the student will acquire the basic skills needed to carry out a practical activity, consisting of the analysis, using the technique of photoelasticity. Students must attain the knowledge and skills necessary for the practice in the laboratory and then fulfill the evaluation of the results, answering to the questions asked by the teacher.
Keywords: e-learning, telelearning, technical education.