1 University of Murcia (SPAIN)
2 Monte Azahar High School (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2011 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Pages: 1031-1040
ISBN: 978-84-614-7423-3
ISSN: 2340-1079
Conference name: 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2011
Location: Valencia, Spain
From the university point of view, the European Higher Education Area requires additional techniques to improve motivation of students in the theoretical sessions. In addition, the change of the Spanish Universities system following the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is imminent. This change brings the need of a change of orientation in lectures, and the adaptation of former teaching methodologies into different active learning based ones. From the perspective of High School, it is also found the same problem to improve the motivation of students in the classroom. For that reason, we believe that is necessary the application of new techniques to develop lessons and practices, more attractive and interesting for students. It has been found both the University in the High Schools to define teaching more focused on practice, use cases and activities, which involved actively the students in order to encourages their motivation and participation thus improving their learning. This paper presents an analysis of our experience with portable digital boards and control response systems, which is compared with classical digital boards. This is presented and evaluated how useful are these new technological tools in the classroom. On one hand, the proposed work improves the experience carried out in the implementation of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in the field of Electronics Technology at the University of Murcia. Specifically, our experience has been using portable digital board and a classroom response system. First, teachers and students can move around the classroom while leveraging the capabilities of an interactive board with the portable digital board, which is like a "tablet" wireless. The results have shown that the methodology is positive for students and teachers, since this enhances the involvement of students in the stages of the PBL in the theoretical and practical sessions. On the other hand, this experience and work has also been implemented and evaluated in a High School, where teachers with more than 20 years of experience have incorporated in their class the use of the digital board. The results at the High School have been as positive as in the university. Following the students and teachers opinion, the conclusions is that in both scenarios the use and integration in the classroom of the new technologies should be promoted.
Innovation Active Learning, Collaborative and Problem-based Learning, European Higher Education Area.