EDUCATIONAL MINI-VIDEOS AS TEACHING AND LEARNING TOOLS

One of the strategies to optimize the acquisition of knowledge by students in a specific subject is autonomous learning. Through this technique, the student autonomously enhances the knowledge of specific concepts, thus being able to complement the face-to-face classes given by the teacher. Taking advantage of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), mini-videos are a resource available to the teacher to optimize the teaching-learning process in the classroom. The present work shows the results obtained from the experience carried out in the first six-month period of 2021 in the subject "Industrial Urban Planning", taught in the fourth year of the Mechanical Engineering degree at the ETSII of the University of La Rioja. The objective of the use of mini-videos was to facilitate the understanding of concepts that in previous years had been difficult to understand. This type of material is very useful for students, since it emphasizes key concepts of the subject, which are often complicated for them. At the end of the experience, a satisfaction survey was carried out with the students and the results were highly satisfactory. These results indicated that 93% of the students were satisfied with the new learning methodology. Regarding the motivation and participation of the students, more than 97% of the respondents expressed their satisfaction with their participation in the teaching experience. In general, it can be said that the use of videos as educational material has been positively evaluated. The students found them useful and the scores obtained were high, compared to traditional classes.