AN INNOVATIVE PROPOSAL FOR THE INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS DISCIPLINE: A NEW METHODOLOGY ENHANCED BY VIRTUAL TUTORING AND MEETINGS

J.V. Capella-Hernández, R. Ors-Carot

Universitat Politècnica de València (SPAIN)
In this paper the design, methodology and organization of Industrial Informatics discipline, taught at fifth course of Industrial Engineering in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain), is presented. The main goal is to improve the learning process increasing the student’s activity using the new technologies, achieving in consequence a bigger pupil’s motivation.
In this line, a more dynamic and active educational methodology, applying didactic techniques as Phillips 66, case method, implementation of mini-projects and oral presentations should be adopted, propitiating a bigger approach to the engineering world.
On the other hand the employment of the mentioned techniques pursues to develop in the students the abilities that they will need in their professional future as “to know how to make” and “to learn how to learn”, using the new information technologies.
In the present work the diverse didactic techniques used in the classroom and outside the classroom using virtual tutoring and meetings are analyzed, justifying their election. Finally, the conclusions of our experience applying this methodology in the European Higher Education Area are presented.