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Soft Skills: A Comparative Analysis between Online and Classroom Teaching
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Multimedia educative environment,
  • Education and training in transverse contents
Information
Abstract
Currently the Spanish universities are making a great effort to effectively incorporate the development and assessment of generic skills in their training programs. Information and communications technologies (ICT) offer a wide range of possibilities but create uncertainty among teachers about the process and results. It is considered of interest to conduct a study to analyze the extent to which social skills like commitment, communication and teamwork are acquired by students and teachers. It seeks to ascertain the influence of the learning context, online or classroom training, in the development of these personal skills among the participants in the sample. For this study two universities have been chosen, Universidad a Distancia de Madrid (UDIMA) offering online training environment, and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) with classroom training modality. A total of 257 individuals, 230 students and 27 teachers have answered the survey called Evalsoft. This instrument was designed in the project with the same name by a research team from Universidad Complutense of Madrid (UCM). Some interesting conclusions can be highlighted: it is in the online context where there are higher levels of commitment and teamwork than in the classroom modality; teachers have higher social skills that students and these improve with age. Sex and the training program appear to influence these social skills.
International
Si
Congress
2013 International Conference on Advanced Education Technology and Management Science (AETMS 2013)
960
Place
Hong-Kong
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-1-60595-138-6
Start Date
01/12/2013
End Date
02/12/2013
From page
359
To page
366
Proceedings AETMS 2013 International Conference on Advanced Education Technology and Management Science
Participants
  • Autor: Carmen Ruizazcarate Varela (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid)
  • Autor: Maria Jesus Garcia Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Concepcion Gonzalez Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Luis Casado Sanchez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnologías y Métodos para la Gestión Sostenible
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