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Pages: 1134-1141
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-05948-5
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2018.1262

Conference name: 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 12-14 November, 2018
Location: Seville, Spain

ORGANIZING YOUR LIFE LIKE A BOSS: AN ONLINE EXPERIENCE FOR THE ENHANCEMENT OF EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

A. Repellin, G. Armesto

Universidad Panamericana (MEXICO)
Nowadays, the scarcest resource is not money as traditional economic analysis suggests, but time. Among the main diseases of our society are those related to stress and anxiety, especially in young people. The emotional, affective, and social consequences of the lack of time to attend all areas of interest appear constantly in the media. People are increasingly required to do more and more activities hence, feeling overwhelmed as they cannot face them all (Villa & Poblete, 2007).

During the launch of the Success Center, a campaign was organized on campus to identify the main needs perceived by the students of Universidad Panamericana. These results helped us develop services of interest for them. 909 students participated in the campaign; the main detected need was time management, requested by 28.4% of the students. On the other hand, the University advisers also detected time management as one of the most desired skills among students. Therefore, Organizing your life like a boss was created.

In order to design this experience, the context of university students was analyzed: young people are facing changes in the way they obtain information; their reality is closely linked to digital networks, which is reflected in their globalized tastes and preferences, easier access to data, superior domain of information technology (IT), use of English as a common language, choice of audiovisual stimuli over written ones and real-time long-distance interactions (Rubio Gil, 2010). This influences their way of processing information, their understanding of reality and their way of approaching the world; which generates the need to redefine learning environments to more interactive, fast-paced and efficient ones.

Organizing your life like a boss is an online course that allows students to detect how they manage their time and learn strategies to increase their productivity. The structure of the course lets students decide when, how, and where they want to do it. This guarantees that the students can start at their own level of knowledge, control their learning pace, and build their own experience. 136 students from Universidad Panamericana were enrolled in the course and the average satisfaction rate was 9.3 on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the lowest grade and 10 being the highest. This paper presents the basic principles for the creation of this educational experience.
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A. Repellin, G. Armesto (2018) ORGANIZING YOUR LIFE LIKE A BOSS: AN ONLINE EXPERIENCE FOR THE ENHANCEMENT OF EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES, ICERI2018 Proceedings, pp. 1134-1141.
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