E-LEARNING IN THE TEACHING-LEARNING PROCESS AT POSTGRADUATE LEVEL: APPLICATION TO GEOMET SUBJECTS

J.L. Guerrero-Rascado1, L. Alados-Arboledas1, J.A. Benavent-Oltra1, A. Cazorla1, S. Chamizo1, I. Foyo-Moreno1, M.J. Granados-Muñoz1, A. Kowalski1, F.J. Olmo1, D. Pérez-Ramírez1, P. Serrano-Ortiz1, G. Titos1, J.A. Casquero-Vera1, P. Ortiz-Amezcua1, M.J. Costa2, F.J. da Silva Lopes3, H. Lyamani4, O. Pérez-Priego5, J. Preissler6, O. Martín-Trigo1

1University of Granada (SPAIN)
2University of Évora (PORTUGAL)
3Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares (BRAZIL)
4SIELTEC (SPAIN)
5Max Planck Institut fur Biogeochemie Jena (GERMANY)
6National University of Ireland Galway (IRELAND)
As a consequence of the implementation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), in recent years many university innovation projects have focused on improving aspects of teaching at the undergraduate level. In contrast, postgraduate teaching has been postponed. However, the teaching excellence of Spanish universities lies in a postgraduate teaching of quality and the University of Granada (UGR) is committed to it.

The Master in Geophysics and Meteorology (GEOMET) at UGR is characterized by being a multidisciplinary postgraduate program that welcomes students from different degrees and, therefore, with different levels of training and interests. In addition, it should be noted that in recent years the number of foreign students has increased substantially, specifically in the last two academic years with 30 - 35% of students being foreigners. The diversity of the students led their lecturers to reconsider the teaching work developed until now and to seek improvement actions. The present project [1] was designed based on the work previously developed in other projects at undergraduate level by members of this lecturer’s team, giving continuity to the teaching innovation, in a continuous process of improvement as a key to success in learning process (e.g. [2]). The main objective of this project has been to improve the quality of the teaching of several postgraduate subjects of the master program GEOMET through the e-learning platform Moodle. To this end, different aspects have been covered, from the creation of specific self-assessment questions for each of the subjects involved, up to offering new materials to orient the student's active work, as well as to increase the internationalization of the University of Granada. In this sense, this project has allowed the student to have a set of resources favoring self-training and encouraging the autonomous work of the student.

Acknowledgements:
This work has been partially funded by the Vicerrectorado de Ordenación Académica y Profesorado (Secretariado de Innovación Docente) of the University of Granada (Spain).

References:
[1] E-learning en el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje a nivel de posgrado: aplicación a asignaturas de GEOMET. Proyecto de innovación docente. Universidad de Granada. Coordinator: J. L. Guerrero-Rascado, March 2017.
[2] J. L. Guerrero-Rascado, J. Fernández-Gálvez, E. P. Sánchez-Cañete, A. Fernández, A. S. Kowalski, I. Foyo-Moreno, F. J. Olmo, J. A. Jerónimo and L. Alados-Arboledas, Towards a virtual framework for bilingual selflearning in subjects related to atmospheric physics for the dregree in Physics and Environmental Sciences, Proceedings of EDULEARN13 Conference, 5234-5241, edited by L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez, I. Candel Torres, International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), ISBN: 978-84-616-3822-2, , 2013.
keywords: moodle, master, geomet.