VIRTUAL WEB FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF TRAINING OF TECHNICIANS IN METAL STRUCTURES (MECES-1 EQF-5) WITHIN THE TECHNICAL COLLEGE SPANISH EDUCATION FRAMEWORK

M. Peinazo Morales1, P. Aparicio Martínez2, G. Pedrós-Pérez1, S. Pinzi3, A.J. Perea-Moreno1, M.P. Martinez-Jiménez1

1Dep. Applied Physics, Albert Einstein Building, Rabanales Campus, University of Cordoba (SPAIN)
2Nursing department, Medicine and Nursing Center of University of Córdoba (SPAIN)
3Physical Chemistry and Applied Thermodynamics, University of Cordoba (SPAIN)
Lab practice is essential in the industrial subjects learning process. The use of the Tensile Strength Trials Virtual Web Laboratory for the industrial technicians training assessment allows reproducing the conditions of an experimental workplace. This web is a very significant educational resource, overcoming some of the real limitations and improving the flexibility and accessibility to practice. The research main purpose is focused on establishing a relation between the use of this Lab and the improvement in the students learning process. This lab has been used by experimental in the opposite of control groups. The methodology has been based on the results analyze of the assessment, which has been represented and compared according to the aims. The total grades (N=288) statistical assessment has shown the effectiveness using this software. Finally, a satisfaction questionnaire to evaluate the usefulness filled by students whose give it a positive evaluation (mean 6 points on 7).All this implies that the use of the afore mentioned software together with the practice sessions have contributed to improve the development of the necessary procedures and skills to solve the practical problems related to these destructive tests and to draft reports on them. In the same way, it is possible to affirm that the methodology based on the use of the software improves the acquisition of personal and social competences.