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Pages: 5583-5589
Publication year: 2020
ISBN: 978-84-09-17939-8
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2020.1516

Conference name: 14th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2020
Location: Valencia, Spain

ACTIVE-LEARNING METHODS FOR CONTROL ENGINEERING TEACHING USING WEB APPLICATIONS

A. González Sorribes, E. del Val Noguera

Universidad de Zaragoza (SPAIN)
The development of active-learning methods is strongly proliferating nowadays in Higher Education studies. Roughly speaking, active learning can be understood as a way of learning in which students are more directly involved in the learning process. It is commonly accepted that, in contrast to traditional methods, substantial improvement of the own learning process is achieved through active methodologies. In particular, teachers must address an extra effort to engage the interest of students when faced with subjects provided with a strong theoretical background (such as automatic control related topics). Indeed, one of the main drawbacks reported by the own students is their difficulty to connect real engineering applications and theoretical lessons. In this paper, we present an active learning method conceived for automatic control subjects with the aid of virtual laboratories compatible with a wide range of web browsers for this end. In the first stage, some real engineering problems for students in the classroom are raised. Through a suitable follow-up of intermediate results and the appropriate discussions, teachers will be able to obtain immediate feedback while evaluating the quality of learning at each stage. It is worthwhile mentioning that virtual labs are developed using the standard web interactive programming language HTML and Javascript, which only requires a web browser to be executed. Hence, in comparison to previous academic years, it is expected to better promote the usefulness of the control engineering for the students’ careers with a high degree of autonomy for self-scheduling homework and low-cost resources, while improving the self-motivation and long-term quality of learning.
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author = {Gonz{\'{a}}lez Sorribes, A. and del Val Noguera, E.},
title = {ACTIVE-LEARNING METHODS FOR CONTROL ENGINEERING TEACHING USING WEB APPLICATIONS},
series = {14th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2020 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-09-17939-8},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2020.1516},
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location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {2-4 March, 2020},
year = {2020},
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SN - 978-84-09-17939-8/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2020.1516
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A. González Sorribes, E. del Val Noguera (2020) ACTIVE-LEARNING METHODS FOR CONTROL ENGINEERING TEACHING USING WEB APPLICATIONS, INTED2020 Proceedings, pp. 5583-5589.
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