VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT IN THE “CONSTRUCTION OF NON-STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS” TECHNICAL ARCHITECTURE SUBJECT
University of Alicante (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:By creating a virtual learning environment for the “Construction of non-structural elements” Technical Architecture subject, various activities were adapted to the European Higher Education Area with the aim of promoting practices that would help students develop their skills and abilities through both group and individual work. The main aim was to determine which learning tools help to improve teaching quality and help how teaching work is managed. The process of implementing the platform and the degree of its success are described through teachers’ experiences and by the data gathered from surveys administered to the students involved. The results obtained indicate that the needs of the subject are best suited to workshop activities, as they foster students’ critical sense and increase the quality of the final document produced. With such large numbers of students taking the subject, teaching activities may need to be complemented with objective tests.
Keywords: Moodle, task, workshop, Technical Architecture, building details.