INSTAGRAF 2.0 A LEARNING TOOL. NEW CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Universidad Complutense de Madrid (SPAIN)
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Conference name: 16th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-8 March, 2022
Location: Online Conference
Nowadays exists an upswing in teaching and learning methodologies as well as innovations in educational technology. Learning methodologies focused on social networks are of special interest, given the high use by undergraduate university students. The integration of social networks in the day-to-day lives of students has promoted the development of an educational method focused on their use. In this way, the InstaGRAF 2.0 project was born, a teaching innovation project based on creating infographics as a method of transmitting learning and 360° evaluation.
Improve the knowledge of students using social networks as a learning tool and improving the skills of teachers in the management of social networks as a teaching vehicle.
A teaching innovation tool was developed in 2020 based on the design of an infographic. The InstaGRAF 2.0 project came from this first successful experience (Instrumento de apoyo infoGRAFico) where the students made an infographic on a topic related to the course taken, accompanied by an informative message to later upload it to the social networks Instagram and Twitter. In an improved version of this first project, the students, in teams of 4-6 people, will develop the infographic accompanied by the informative message, however, a question related to the infographic topic is added to be answered in real-time in My Instagram Stories. To improve the infographic visualisation, the students will make a promotional video that will be posted and shared through Instagram reels or TikTok. InstaGRAF 2.0 is a voluntary project for students. The evaluation of this teaching tool will be supported by a 360° format where the teachers evaluate the development of the infographic and the associated activities, the students value his/her participation in the teaching innovation activity and finally, the students who formed a team value the activities carried out by members anonymously. At the end of the project, the students will be asked about the usefulness of the teaching activity, evaluating aspects such as understanding the subject, digital skills, and use of social networks as a teaching tool.
Nine university professors, four PhD students, and a member of the administrative staff were integrated into this interdepartmental (Nutrition and Food Science Department and Medicine Department) interfaculty (Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Medicine) project. The subjects where the teaching innovation project was implemented were Dietotherapy and Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition, Toxicology, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutritional Epidemiology and Computer Education applied to Health Sciences. The InstaGRAF 2.0 project had the participation of students of Pharmacy, Human Nutrition and Dietetics (HNyD), Food Science and Technology, and dual-degree students of Pharmacy and HNyD. The project has been proposed to more than 600 students for their participation. In INTED2022 conference is expected to present the preliminary results of the InstaGRAF 2.0 teaching innovation project.
The use of social networks as a learning vehicle is expected to support and improve students' knowledge in the subjects involved, as well as improve students' scientific communication skills to society. Likewise, this project aims to give visibility to new educational techniques for the improvement of teaching activity.
Keywords: Social network, learning tool, digital skills.