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COMPENTENCE ASSESSMENT OF FINAL YEAR PROJECTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE TELECOMMUNICATION STUDENTS
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Engineering
Information
Abstract
The value of project-based learning has lead to the inclusion of project development activities in engineering courses, being the Final Year Project (FYP) the most remarkable one. Several approaches have been proposed for assessing and grading FYPs but, among them, rubrics are becoming a standard for such type of assessment. However, due to the different characteristics and orientations of the projects (some are more practically oriented, some more theoretically), and the high amount of different competences to be evaluated (knowledge, working capability, communication skills, etc.), the definition of one unique rubric suitable for the evaluation of all FYPs presented in different degree programs, is a big challenge. In a former work, the educational outcomes expected from the FYP were defined and resulted in a proposal for their assessment. Afterwards, the proposal has been tested during one year within an educational innovation-project at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid which involved the follow-up of 8 undergraduate telecommunication students elaborating their FYPs. In this publication, our experience will be described, based on the emerging work taking place through the formalisation of the process which consisted in the following steps: i) establishment of a schedule for the whole process (publication of FYPs topics, selection of applying students and their enrolment, assignation of a jury to each FYP, elaboration and follow-up of FYPs, final report submission, oral presentation, etc.); ii) design of rubrics for each of three assessment
International
No
Congress
ICERI2011
960
Place
MADRID
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-84-615-3324-4
Start Date
14/11/2011
End Date
16/11/2011
From page
989
To page
997
Proceedings of ICERI2011
Participants
  • Autor: Juan Carlos Gonzalez De Sande (UPM)
  • Autor: Juana Maria Gutierrez Arriola (UPM)
  • Autor: Nicolas Saenz Lechon (UPM)
  • Autor: Martina Eckert (UPM)
  • Autor: Pedro Garcia Del Pino (UPM)
  • Autor: Fernando Pescador Del Oso (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Ingeniería de Circuitos y Sistemas
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Audiovisual y Comunicaciones
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