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Pages: 3346-3351
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain

THE USE OF VIRTUAL MODELS IN TEACHING ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

The present paper analyzes the results of a teaching method that has been applied with the objective of helping our Engineering students to acquire knowledge of the process of a wastewater treatment plants in the Environmental Engineering course in a simple and effective way.

The educational tools used to teach complex theory concepts are supported by the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Traditional learning aids are based on photographs and illustrations and, in order to overcome physical restrictions, a computational tool was used that offers 3D animated and interactive models (SketchUp). The didactic material was elaborated to supplement the learning process. The new ICTs make it possible for students to learn about environmental engineering and wastewater treatment plants by means of multiple media and learning environments.

Thus, students can obtain a real look at to the processes that are currently used in environmental engineering, and also have a tool that will aid the achievement of the course's learning objectives.
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author = {Corral Bobadilla, M. and Lostado Lorza, R. and Vergara Gonz{\'{a}}lez, E.P. and Somovilla G{\'{o}}mez, F.},
title = {THE USE OF VIRTUAL MODELS IN TEACHING ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING},
series = {7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN15 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-606-8243-1},
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month = {6-8 July, 2015},
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SN - 978-84-606-8243-1/2340-1117
PY - 2015
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CI - Barcelona, Spain
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JA - EDULEARN15 Proceedings
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M. Corral Bobadilla, R. Lostado Lorza, E.P. Vergara González, F. Somovilla Gómez (2015) THE USE OF VIRTUAL MODELS IN TEACHING ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, EDULEARN15 Proceedings, pp. 3346-3351.
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