Memorias de investigación
Communications at congresses:
KEEPUPMCIVIL: A GLOBAL ONLINE COURSE FOR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS IN ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE DEGREES
Year:2019

Research Areas
  • Civil engineering,
  • Resources and technologies in education

Information
Abstract
During the last decades, the advance of technology has produced substantial changes in teaching and learning methodologies. In this context, we present KEEPUPMCIVIL, an online course for first year students, conducted through the Educational Innovation Project of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (PI-1819-5801). The online course includes, in a global virtual space, the first year subjects within Civil Engineering Degree at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. The institutional Moodle platform provided by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, can or cannot be used by each teacher, who is free to decide to host his subject within the platform, although this practice is hardly recommended. When implemented in Moodle, the individual courses do not interact between each other. The proposed global course presents an innovative format where a global visión of the first year course is developed. The main objective of KEEPUPMCIVIL is to supply the students with different resources that promote autonomous learning, thus the students themselves manage their individual learning, although encouraging collaborative work through forums and team activities available in each subject. Through these forums, students can get in touch with each other, exchange opinions, answer questions and advance in learning, even if they do not have a teacher available. This strategy will be very useful for students who are not able to attend normal classes for several reasons. The professors, who normally conduct the subjects, use their own methodologies to implement and design their individual virtual course. Therefore, different materials are included: notes, presentations, videos, computer programs, questionnaires, etc., making sure that the most suitable resources are considered to easy individual learning and acquisition of competences related to the different subjects. Despite this freedom when choosing the resources to be used in each subject, KEEPUPMCIVIL global course has been designed to display an attractive common layout that is user-friendly for both students and teachers. In fact, some professors of final year subjects have expressed interest in applying the same strategies
International
Si
Congress
ICERI2019 Conference
960
Place
Sevilla, España
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-84-09-14755-7
Start Date
11/11/2019
End Date
13/11/2019
From page
6358
To page
6366
Proceedings of ICERI2019 Conference
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnología de Materiales y Medio Ambiente
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Civil: Hidráulica y Ordenación del Territorio
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Civil: Construcción, Infraestructura y Transporte
  • Departamento: Matemática e Informática Aplicadas a la Ingenierías Civil y Naval