FINDINGS IN THE ADOPTION OF B-LEARNING SCHEME BASED ON ACTION RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN ENGINEERING SCHOOLS
Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas (MEXICO)
About this paper:
Conference name: 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2016
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:In the era of the knowledge society, we have imposed new opportunities and more challenges due to the ubiquitous presence of Information Technology and Communication (ICT) in all spheres of life. Therefore, the academic world is undergoing major changes. Specially in academic programs where ICTs are marginally used.
In this paper, we discussed the adoption of b-learning schemes based on Action Research methodology (proposed by Kurt Lewin and later by J. Elliott) in the Communications and Electronics program at the university of Zacatecas (Mexico). The introduction of this methodology is measured by Likert scale and quantitate analysis of the historical qualification results in the current curricula. The findings include that technology per se is not enough for a better learning. Nevertheless, the duple of B-learning and Action Research schemes improved results of engineering students during the pilot program.
Keywords: Blended learning, action-research, teaching-learning, learning process.