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Pages: 5707-5710
Publication year: 2013
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

A LEARNING TOOL FOR BUSINESS STUDENTS BASED ON R SOFTWARE

In a global world in continuous change, the University Teaching is called to create new techniques that facilitate the learning process. However, the number of students enrolled in class makes difficult to supervise, individually, the student´s learning development.
In this paper it is proposed a teaching tool that evaluates automatically the exercises carried out by the students. Using the free software R, a set of exercises is customized for each student encouraging them to resolve these exercises by themself.
Another advantage is that this tool let the teacher mark the exercises quickly, which is important because the student obtain the feedback soon. Furthermore, it makes difficult the plagiarism since every student has his/her own exercises.
It has been implemented in different groups of the subject Quantitative Techniques I of the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Granada. It was applied to the index numbers topic which is an interesting issue in these areas.
The results are satisfactory since on the one hand, the students work singly to have their own solutions. On the other hand, this way of proceeding stimulates teamwork among students to resolve doubts, etc.
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author = {Garc{\'{i}}a-Fern{\'{a}}ndez, R.M. and Fernandez Sanchez, M.P. and Alvarez Verdejo, E.},
title = {A LEARNING TOOL FOR BUSINESS STUDENTS BASED ON R SOFTWARE},
series = {7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2013 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-2661-8},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {4-5 March, 2013},
year = {2013},
pages = {5707-5710}}
TY - CONF
AU - R.M. García-Fernández AU - M.P. Fernandez Sanchez AU - E. Alvarez Verdejo
TI - A LEARNING TOOL FOR BUSINESS STUDENTS BASED ON R SOFTWARE
SN - 978-84-616-2661-8/2340-1079
PY - 2013
Y1 - 4-5 March, 2013
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2013 Proceedings
SP - 5707
EP - 5710
ER -
R.M. García-Fernández, M.P. Fernandez Sanchez, E. Alvarez Verdejo (2013) A LEARNING TOOL FOR BUSINESS STUDENTS BASED ON R SOFTWARE, INTED2013 Proceedings, pp. 5707-5710.
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