CONTRIBUTION OF PEER-TO-PEER EVALUATION IN COLLABORATIVE EDUCATION BY PROJECTS DEVELOPED IN THE FIELD OF UNIVERSITY TRAINING OF ENGINEERS
1 Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (SPAIN)
2 Universidad de Valladolid (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 15th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 7-9 November, 2022
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:It has been demonstrated that the use of collaborative methodologies, in the field of engineering training, develop very useful skills for the professional practice of graduates, difficult to achieve through other alternatives.
Remote work and globalization, caused by the increasingly necessary integration of development teams located hundreds or thousands of kilometers away, has made it necessary to implement collaborative engineering in industry a few years ago. Nevertheless, in the recently experienced pandemic situation worldwide, these tools have been a survival lifeline for many companies.
A step forward in the development of this methodology may be the incorporation of peer-to-peer review systems. With this peer evaluation, the different work groups not only collaborate with each other, but also interact with other groups, assessing their exercises and mutually learning from their successes and mistakes.
In this communication, a review is made of how collaborative engineering has evolved, from its beginnings from concurrent engineering to the current situation. The alternatives available today are considered, both in open environments and in specific professional environments, indicating the shortcomings that still exist in this kind of solutions.
After this analysis, which is developed under the prism of its usability in the academic environment, it is proposed how these integrated methodologies can operate in a peer-to-peer evaluation system and, with this, propose an agile and friendly tool, useful in the academic field.
In this work, the experience of several years of development of these methodologies in the field of university training of engineers in the industrial field is provided.
Keywords: Collaborative engineering, Peer-to-peer evaluation, Concurrent engineering, Teaching-learning methodology, Industrial engineering.