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Pages: 5384-5393
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-617-2484-0
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 17-19 November, 2014
Location: Seville, Spain

“APPLIED ERGONOMICS”: EXEMPLIFYING THE TRANSITION OF A BLENDED LEARNING COURSE TO THE BOLOGNA PROCESS

I. Miralles, S. Montull, T. López, M. Caparó

Universitat Rovira i Virgili (SPAIN)
Applied Ergonomics is an example of flexibility in teaching and subject’s adaptation to the Bologna Process. New challenges for Higher Education sometimes involve structural modification of subjects in order to keep up with the demands while maintaining the essence of it. This paper presents the analysis of the subject’s transition; reduction of the teaching load, it has been given in English and using b-learning format. Pre and post-course questionnaires have been used to assess students’ opinions and progress.

The student profile of the course is a 4th year physiotherapy student with an elementary level of English and who had not previously taken any other course in a third language, like English. Students considered useful or very useful taking a course in English (improving speaking and writing skills) as well as the material used (handbook, activity templates, etc.). Students didn’t rate positively the flexibility of a blended course since, to improve it, they suggest increasing the number of lessons and providing more detail in the written explanation of the activities.

Teachers must reinforce the explanation of the course format, how to work with the uploaded material (including solved problems and everyday life examples) and encourage the involvement of students through more interactive on-line activities. We should consider the use social networks and provide more tools to solve the course activities and problems, exploring all the resources offered by the virtual environment.
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author = {Miralles, I. and Montull, S. and L{\'{o}}pez, T. and Capar{\'{o}}, M.},
title = {“APPLIED ERGONOMICS”: EXEMPLIFYING THE TRANSITION OF A BLENDED LEARNING COURSE TO THE BOLOGNA PROCESS},
series = {7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2014 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-617-2484-0},
issn = {2340-1095},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {17-19 November, 2014},
year = {2014},
pages = {5384-5393}}
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SN - 978-84-617-2484-0/2340-1095
PY - 2014
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CI - Seville, Spain
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I. Miralles, S. Montull, T. López, M. Caparó (2014) “APPLIED ERGONOMICS”: EXEMPLIFYING THE TRANSITION OF A BLENDED LEARNING COURSE TO THE BOLOGNA PROCESS, ICERI2014 Proceedings, pp. 5384-5393.
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