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E-Learning Experience in Building Engineering: A case study
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Construction,
  • Education
Information
Abstract
The aim of this paper is to present evaluation findings from a case study of the use of e-learning methodology in Spanish higher education. To this end, the research developed here shows the results of a survey questionnaire conducted in the first year discipline ?Introduction to Construction? of the Building Engineering School at the Technical University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid). The students were asked their opinion and experience on the e-learning methodology implemented in their class curriculum. This paper provides an overview of the study developed, describes the methodology used, summarizes the implementation experiences of the students involved and presents the main findings. Results show that over 71% of the students prefer practical lessons rather than traditional teaching. In addition, 57% of respondents agree with studying the theory by their own. Therefore, summarizing lectures, highlighting the key points and answering the major questions asked by the students, are essential factors to be implemented in future teaching lessons. In addition, solving practical exercises during the class has been the main measure chosen by students, as their questions and doubts can be immediately solved by the lecturer. In short, e-learning teaching should be commonly used and enhanced, as 74% of the students agree on implementing this method and 54% of them consider e-learning a high valued measure (4 on a 5 point scale).
International
Si
Congress
ICERI 2012 International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
960
Place
Madrid
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
9788461607631
Start Date
19/11/2012
End Date
21/11/2012
From page
5683
To page
5689
Proceedings of ICERI 2012 Conference
Participants
  • Autor: Patricia del Solar Serrano (UPM)
  • Autor: Paola Villoria Saez (UPM)
  • Autor: Mercedes del Rio Merino (UPM)
  • Autor: Antonio Rodriguez Sanchez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Construcciones Arquitectónicas y su Control
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