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Training and ICT to develop competences: A multivariate analysis in engineering students
Áreas de investigación
  • Contextos y procesos educativos generales,
  • Recursos y tecnologías en educación,
  • Investigación educativa
The effectiveness of ICT in learning skills divides researchers. Some argue that ICTs can be beneficial as a tool for instructional design practices, for teachers to change teaching methods, but lacks any impact on motivation, performance, or the success of student learning. Some others are opposed to this approach, because it states that the incorporation of ICT into education is more than a "mere vehicle", it requires understanding to establish appropriate learning and get all their potential relationships. This theory is reinforced by the fact that ICT improves individualized training, increases interaction and e-learning, which translates into better results. Public opinion adopts a sceptical stance, even believes that ICT training is less valuable than classroom training. The conclusions obtained after studies on teaching with ICTs are that traditional (online adapted) strategies are follow. One of the studies concludes that integrating ICT and applying the traditional methodology provides similar results in learning and developing specific skills, but results in higher attendance in motivation and problem solving. Furthermore, the conclusion recommends the incorporation of ICT, more tutoring by teachers, the need to adjust the methodology and adapt instructional design. These elements are called "active ingredients" as determinants of success for learning and not the context, virtual or in person. This study has two objectives. The first is to compare the development of generic skills, teamwork, commitment and communication, in teachers and university students in front of the virtual classroom mode. The second objective is to examine the frequency of use of techniques and tools to analyze the relationship with the competency assessment. A total of 257 people participated in the study between teachers and students from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Universidad a Distancia de Madrid (UDIMA). A multivariate study was conducted on the basis of the administration of three Evalsoft questionnaires with inter-judges validation, one for each of the above mentioned soft skills. Some interesting conclusions can be highlighted. This is, in the online context, where there are higher levels of engagement and teamwork than in the classroom modality. Faculty has more social skills than students and this improves with age. Gender and the training program appear not to influence these social skills. On the other hand, through these results it can be confirmed that the use of the ICT in forum, chat and social networks, make the development of teamwork competence easier.
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9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
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9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Esta actividad pertenece a memorias de investigación
  • Autor: Carmen Ruizazcarate-Varela (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid)
  • Autor: Carlos Pascual-Adell (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid)
  • Autor: Jose Luis Casado Sanchez (UPM)
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