1 University Complutense of Madrid (SPAIN)
2 University Alfonso X (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2013 Proceedings
Publication year: 2013
Pages: 3547-3551
ISBN: 978-84-616-2661-8
ISSN: 2340-1079
Conference name: 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 4-5 March, 2013
Location: Valencia, Spain
The establishment of the European Hogher Education Area (EHEA) is trying to change the modalities of learning from lecture to other alternatives that are based on new Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). The use of ICT in education can easily develop key aspects of the EHEA, such as transparency and quality in learning, global assessment of student work and finally and perhaps most important, student autonomy. Thus, the teacher starts to act as a guide for students to facilitate their use of resources and tools they need to explore and develop new knowledge and skills among which are the new information technologies. So the teacher of today must become involved in the design and development of new content and distribution process, including virtual teaching platforms.
Education reform has as one of its top continuous assessment of students in all grades. This project aims to provide a mechanism for continuous assessment, which does not overburden teachers working with a very low economic cost. The basis of the project is the pedagogical method consisting interlayer along masterful exposure, tests that are projected onto a screen. These test questions tend to find out if students have understood the concept just explained. Students have a limited time to respond using their portable devices for this purpose. Once they have responded, they can compare their answers with classmates, for a minute. Finally, the teacher gives the correct answers and explains why this is so. In principle, there are marks for their responses, although it is possible to know the percentages of hits and misses in the classroom and even the response given by each of the participants. The project aims to be an alternative to help make sustainable continuous assessment as part of the European Higher Education Area. Also, it is a tool that helps energize classes versus passivity imposed based master class in an exhibition supported by transparencies, between 3 and 5 questions per class keeps students engaged without stop taking notes, and also provides the possibility of promoting discussion in large groups so that everyone participates.
Changing teaching model is a big effort from the teacher, because the adaptation of this model lessons integrating interactive test and quizzes in class and real-time evaluating students, for whom also represents an effort having to adapt to a new model class. This effort will improve student achievement by increasing their participation in class and setting the knowledge provided by the teacher, and the teachers will assess themselves, and will be allow to know which aspects of the class should be better explained before giving the concepts for granted.
Clicker, Continuous Assessment, EHEA, ICT.