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Self Learning and self evaluation exercises database in basic mechanics: a theoretical-practical approach
Research Areas
  • Education,
  • Resources and technologies in education,
  • Multimedia educative environment,
  • Virtual processes of education-learning
In the School of Mines of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) the first course of different degrees has been implemented and adapted to the European Higher Educational Area (EHEA). In all of the degrees there is a first semester course which gathers all the contents of basic mechanics: from the first kinematics concepts to the rigid solid plane motion Before the Bologna process took place, the authors had established the final assessment of the theoretical contents through open questions of theoretical-practical character In the present work, the elaboration of a wide database containing theoretical-practical questions that students can access on line is presented. The questions are divided in thirteen different questionnaires composed of a number of questions randomly chosen from a certain group in the database. Each group corresponds to a certain learning objective that the student knows. After answering the questionnaire and checking the grade assigned according to the performance of the student, the pupils can see the correct response displayed on the screen and widely explained by the professors. This represents a 10% of the final grade. As the student can access the questionnaires as many times as they want, the main goal is the self-assessment of each learning objective and therefore, getting the students involved in their own learning process so they can decide how much time they need to acquire the required level.
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EDULEARN11 Proceedings
  • Autor: Miguel Balbas Anton (UPM)
  • Autor: Cristina Montalvo Martin (UPM)
  • Autor: Agustin Garcia-Berrocal Sanchez (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Ignacio Diaz de Villafranca Garcia (UPM)
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  • Creador: Departamento: Física Aplicada a los Recursos Naturales
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