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Videos: Do they distract or inspire learning? Application to chemistry lab of first university year
Research Areas
  • Analytic chemistry,
  • Other analytical techniques,
  • Multimedia educative environment,
  • Didactics of experimental sciences
The use of videos as a teaching support is increasingly introduced in all educational levels. The significant reduction in the teaching hours of the subject Chemistry regarding the previous curriculum (from an annual to a semester subject), due to Bologna Process, has led us to look for new methodologies that serve as teaching support and encourage the student learning. For this purpose, a group of Chemistry teachers from Technical University of Madrid, Spain (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, UPM), within an educational innovation project funded by our University, have developed a set of sixteen videos related to the content of different chemistry labs in the various subjects of Chemistry of the Degree Courses at our university. These videos have been used by teachers for their explanations on theoretical and practical laboratory classes. In order to assess the efficiency of the use of these videos, a study with first Degree year students has been performed in the School of Civil Engineering (UPM), collecting feedback from students and teachers by questionnaires fulfilled immediately after finishing the corresponding practice. The results obtained from the analysis of students? and teachers? opinions have been compared with the marks obtained by the students, which are more objective data, with the aim of verifying the impact of these technologies and methodologies in the learning of our students.
International Conference on Education and New Developments 2015 (END 2015)
Porto (Portugal)
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END 2015 International Conference on Education and New Developments. Proceedings
  • Autor: Sara Garcia Salgado (UPM)
  • Autor: M. Angeles Quijano Nieto (UPM)
  • Autor: Rosa Dominguez Gomez (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria del Carmen Heredia Molinero (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria del Rosario Torralba Marco (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnología de Materiales y Medio Ambiente
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Civil: Hidráulica y Ordenación del Territorio
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