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Pages: 3367-3373
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-2661-8
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 4-5 March, 2013
Location: Valencia, Spain

1ST ON-LINE CONFERENCE OF EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS: A NEW ON-LINE TEACHING ACTIVITY

P. Martínez-Rodríguez, J. de la Torre, J. Martín

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Departamento de Biología (Area Genética) (SPAIN)
Motivation activities, such as talks or training sessions are usually considered as successful teaching strategies. In the present scenario of higher education, with a very limited number of contact hours available, these activities can be difficult to fit into a course as they are extremely time-consuming.
We present an alternative motivation activity, less time-consuming than traditional talks or conferences. We believe these activities help to develop some transversal skills (oral expression, working in groups, ability to innovate, creativity...) in an on-line scenario. Online activities could be a new experience for students and these could be a good way to move traditional classroom activities into an online environment.
With this aim, we have organized an online-conference in which students present the results of a literature review or a small research project, simulating a real Scientific Congress in the sense that they have to conform to rules of style and a limited time. The students upload a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation (or similar) in which they include an audio file with their oral presentation. All the conferences are available on-line to be downloaded and evaluated by other students by using a rubric. This strategy helps them to be critical with their classmate, and to focus in the most common errors they use to make in oral presentations.
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author = {Mart{\'{i}}nez-Rodr{\'{i}}guez, P. and de la Torre, J. and Mart{\'{i}}n, J.},
title = {1ST ON-LINE CONFERENCE OF EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS: A NEW ON-LINE TEACHING ACTIVITY},
series = {7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2013 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-2661-8},
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month = {4-5 March, 2013},
year = {2013},
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SN - 978-84-616-2661-8/2340-1079
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P. Martínez-Rodríguez, J. de la Torre, J. Martín (2013) 1ST ON-LINE CONFERENCE OF EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS: A NEW ON-LINE TEACHING ACTIVITY, INTED2013 Proceedings, pp. 3367-3373.
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