M.L. Lara Ortiz

Jaume I University (SPAIN)
There is no doubt that new technology eases learning in courses taught on line, but proper training in this e-learning, requires a set of tools that facilitate not only learning but objective assessment of students, thus ensuring quality training.

Through this study we analyze the appropriate resources in e-learning to ensure quality training, and we conclude that, in many cases, online tools and new technologies open up endless possibilities for teaching, inasmuch as some of them should be used, not only in the online mode, but can be an ideal complementary tool for the traditional teaching, until recent years, much more widespread.

The settings origin of some appropriate teaching tools in the on line mode has his own sense in the fact of having to overcome certain problems of spatial distance between the student and the professor, chasing that we achieve that teaching, learning and assessment may be of quality, and that the physical distance between the student and the professor will not result in a poor learning and an incorrect assessment.

All of this in e-learning is a need to approximate the student and the professor, in the classroom modality, can be a helpful supplement for professors and students.

This paper analyzes to what extent these virtual tools can be incorporated to classroom mode, being much more than a teaching tool in the online mode. To this end, this paper focuses its analysis on two areas: in one hand, the learning aspect, or teaching field (which is the other side of the same coin), on the other hand, the appropriate assessment of the learned subject by students. Both facets, viewed from new technologies used in e-learning, can be applied as invaluable tools for improving classroom teaching, and in this working paper, we aim to show the applicability of some of them, with the final proposal of importing them from the online mode to the classroom one.