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Pages: 2741-2747
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.0733

Conference name: 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2018
Location: Palma, Spain

USE OF A GAME-BASED LEARNING PLATFORM TO IDENTIFY DEFICIENCIES IN BASIC SUBJECTS OF FIRST YEAR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

R. Navarrete-Casas1, P.R. Bouzas1, J.M. Paredes1, E. González-Muñoz2, A.G. Muñoz3, M.J. Muñoz Alférez1

1University of Granada, Faculty of Pharmacy (SPAIN)
2University of Granada, Faculty of Education Sciences (SPAIN)
3University of Granada, Faculty of Psychology (SPAIN)
The Faculty of Pharmacy has been implemented a tutorial plan (Tutorgrados 2.0), for new students of the degrees of Pharmacy, Human and Dietetic Nutrition, and Food Science and Technology. One of the initiatives within this plan is to offer support seminars for some basic subjects, which has been carried out for several years now. In order to improve these seminars and hence, the academic achievement of students, the novelty this year was to assess their needs beforehand. The chosen tool to perform the assessment was the free game-based learning platform Kahoot. The professors created a multiple-choice quiz for the corresponding subject. At the beginning of the course, all the students participated in the quizzes and so, the results showed the knowledge level and the areas or skills subject to improvement. It was found that the students had difficulties with several essential concepts such as graphical representation or thermodynamic problems in Physics, acid-base reactions in Chemistry or integration in Mathematics. The students and professors were satisfied with the implementation of this new idea. Determining the issues in each subject acted as a starting reference point and determined the rest of the class contents. The students are motivated by the social learning, interactive and competitive features of the platform. These all are key points to optimize the seminars and improve the results given the lack of time. Despite the benefits described, it must be said that the platform has its limitations such as restriction of space to write the questions and answers, impossibility of writing complex mathematical equations, short time to answer, etc. Therefore, further improvements will be addressed in the near future.
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author = {Navarrete-Casas, R. and Bouzas, P.R. and Paredes, J.M. and Gonz{\'{a}}lez-Mu{\~n}oz, E. and Mu{\~n}oz, A.G. and Mu{\~n}oz Alf{\'{e}}rez, M.J.},
title = {USE OF A GAME-BASED LEARNING PLATFORM TO IDENTIFY DEFICIENCIES IN BASIC SUBJECTS OF FIRST YEAR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS},
series = {10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN18 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-09-02709-5},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2018.0733},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2018.0733},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Palma, Spain},
month = {2-4 July, 2018},
year = {2018},
pages = {2741-2747}}
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AU - R. Navarrete-Casas AU - P.R. Bouzas AU - J.M. Paredes AU - E. González-Muñoz AU - A.G. Muñoz AU - M.J. Muñoz Alférez
TI - USE OF A GAME-BASED LEARNING PLATFORM TO IDENTIFY DEFICIENCIES IN BASIC SUBJECTS OF FIRST YEAR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
SN - 978-84-09-02709-5/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2018.0733
PY - 2018
Y1 - 2-4 July, 2018
CI - Palma, Spain
JO - 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN18 Proceedings
SP - 2741
EP - 2747
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R. Navarrete-Casas, P.R. Bouzas, J.M. Paredes, E. González-Muñoz, A.G. Muñoz, M.J. Muñoz Alférez (2018) USE OF A GAME-BASED LEARNING PLATFORM TO IDENTIFY DEFICIENCIES IN BASIC SUBJECTS OF FIRST YEAR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS, EDULEARN18 Proceedings, pp. 2741-2747.
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