1 University of Granada/Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I Department (SPAIN)
2 Science Park (SPAIN)
3 University of Oujda (MOROCCO)
4 University of Granada/Zoology Department (SPAIN)
5 University of Granada/Biochemistry and Molecular Biology III and Immunology Department (SPAIN)
6 University of Granada/Cellular Biology Department (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2019 Proceedings
Publication year: 2019
Page: 8063
ISBN: 978-84-09-14755-7
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2019.1906
Conference name: 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 11-13 November, 2019
Location: Seville, Spain
The adaptation of the university to the guidelines of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) has led to the implementation of important changes in teaching methodology at our university. One of the achievements is focused on the main role of the autonomous work of students which involves the adoption of didactic methodologies that promote a participatory attitude, such as seminars, collective tutorials or participation in class, among others. Another innovation implemented is the evaluation system based on professional competencies. At our university, professors are trying to introduce improvements in different methodologies in the classroom resulting in new types of learning and competencies that are of high interest for the students. In this context, the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are helping to the implementation of these new EHEA rules. The use of online questionnaires to evaluate students in class is, without any doubt, one of the innovations of greatest impact on the evaluation process. They are commonly known by the name “Quiz”, while exists several specific names, and are a type of game where students, in groups or individually, try to answer a set of questions with their smartphone to measure growth in knowledge, abilities, and/or skills. The results can be shown once the questionnaire is finished. They are dynamic, easy to use, favor continuous evaluation and self-assessment, and adjust to the needs of students in a digital context. There are many online tools to create and share exams with students: Socrative, Plickers, Google Forms, Kahoo or Quizziz. All of them have advantages and disadvantages, but is advisable to know them all and use the one that best suits the circumstances of each moment. Kahoot, the first one that appeared, is one of the most well known tool and one of the most used by students. Its graphic aspect is very attractive and generates fun dynamics in the class. Of all the tools available, the most popular among teachers is the Quizziz, which is a free formative assessment tool that allows you to conduct fun assessments both in class and as homework.
Evaluation, innovation, questionaries, Quiz.