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Pages: 6684-6688
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-3847-5
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2013
Location: Seville, Spain

IMPLEMENTING A NEWS CHANNEL PROVIDED WITH A REALLY SIMPLE SYNDICATION FEED, AS A WAY TO IMPROVE THE SUDENTS’ ICTS COMPETENCES. A TEST DEVELOPED IN THE ANIMAL NUTRITION SUBJECT OF VETERINARY

The Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) competences must be part of the cross competences acquired by students, during the educational period. In this sense, the incorporation of ICTs tools in Higher Education, must be promoted in order to achieve these ICTs competences. Thus, the Animal Nutrition subject of the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Murcia, developed a project to introduce a news channel about issues related with scientific, professional and legislative of Animal Nutrition (e.g. European Union and genetically modified organisms, feeds adulteration, enhancing meat quality through animal feeding, etc.). This channel was available for students and provided with a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed. Moreover, a link to the channel was allocated in the website of the course on the virtual campus. The aim of this research was to evaluate the use of the news channel and its implications on the marks obtained by the students, using a self-evaluation questionnaire. Also, a survey about the use and utility of the news channel was carried out. The number of questions answered by students ranged from a medium-low value depending on the question (17-45%). However, this data is positive since the scores obtained are not reckon on the final mark. The students that performed the test got the right answers, ranging this data from 54% to 96%, depending on the query. In addition, from a population of 92 students, the survey was answered by the 71.74%, which means a reliability of 90% with a 5% of sampling error. The 74.24% of the students that filled out the survey, have used the news channel. In general, the students considered the news very interesting, obtaining a value of 2.76 in a Likert scale (1-4). In conclusion, the news channel was an amusing and formative way to spread the knowledge and to improve the students’ ICTs competences.
@InProceedings{MADRID2013IMP,
author = {Madrid, J. and Orengo, J. and Hern{\'{a}}ndez, F. and Mart{\'{i}}nez, S. and L{\'{o}}pez, M.J. and Pelegr{\'{i}}n, A.F.},
title = {IMPLEMENTING A NEWS CHANNEL PROVIDED WITH A REALLY SIMPLE SYNDICATION FEED, AS A WAY TO IMPROVE THE SUDENTS’ ICTS COMPETENCES. A TEST DEVELOPED IN THE ANIMAL NUTRITION SUBJECT OF VETERINARY},
series = {6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2013 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-3847-5},
issn = {2340-1095},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {18-20 November, 2013},
year = {2013},
pages = {6684-6688}}
TY - CONF
AU - J. Madrid AU - J. Orengo AU - F. Hernández AU - S. Martínez AU - M.J. López AU - A.F. Pelegrín
TI - IMPLEMENTING A NEWS CHANNEL PROVIDED WITH A REALLY SIMPLE SYNDICATION FEED, AS A WAY TO IMPROVE THE SUDENTS’ ICTS COMPETENCES. A TEST DEVELOPED IN THE ANIMAL NUTRITION SUBJECT OF VETERINARY
SN - 978-84-616-3847-5/2340-1095
PY - 2013
Y1 - 18-20 November, 2013
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2013 Proceedings
SP - 6684
EP - 6688
ER -
J. Madrid, J. Orengo, F. Hernández, S. Martínez, M.J. López, A.F. Pelegrín (2013) IMPLEMENTING A NEWS CHANNEL PROVIDED WITH A REALLY SIMPLE SYNDICATION FEED, AS A WAY TO IMPROVE THE SUDENTS’ ICTS COMPETENCES. A TEST DEVELOPED IN THE ANIMAL NUTRITION SUBJECT OF VETERINARY, ICERI2013 Proceedings, pp. 6684-6688.
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