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Iborra Urios, Montserrat; Ramírez Rangel, Eliana; Badia Córcoles, Jordi Hug; Bringué Tomàs, Roger; Tejero Salvador, Javier – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
This work is focused on the implementation, development, documentation, analysis, and assessment of the flipped classroom methodology, by means of the just-in-time teaching strategy, for a pilot group (1 out of 6) in the subject "Applied Computing" of both the Chemical and Materials Engineering Undergraduate Degrees of the University of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning
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Sánchez-Carmona, Adrián; Robles, Sergi; Pons, Jordi – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
The students' lack of motivation is a usual problem. The students value more the obtention of the degree than the developing of competences and skills. In order to fight this, we developed a gamification's experience based on merits and leaderboards. The merits are linked to the attainment of skills and competences that students usually do not…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Student Experience, Engineering Education, Performance Based Assessment
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Borrego, Carlos; Fernández, Cristina; Blanes, Ian; Robles, Sergi – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
Real-life room-escape games are ludic activities in which participants enter a room in order to get out of it only after solving some riddles. In this paper, we explain a Room Escape teaching experience developed in the Engineering School at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The goal of this activity is to increase student's motivation and to…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Educational Games, Learning Activities, Learning Motivation
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Guinau Sellés, Marta; Playà Pous, Elisabet; Aulinas Juncà, Meritxell; Rosell Ortiz, Laura; Rivero Marginedas, Lluís – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
Work on transversal competences in university degrees is a teaching line entirely established since the implementation of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Nevertheless, undergraduate students present shortcomings in the development of some of these competences, especially on collaborative work, time management, oral and writing…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Editing, Collaborative Writing, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Calm, Remei; Masià, Ramon; Olivé, Carme; Parés, Núria; Pozo, Francesc; Ripoll, Jordi; Sancho-Vinuesa, Teresa – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
Calculus courses often present a large number of difficulties to undergraduate students of scientific studies, especially in engineering degrees. These difficulties are sometimes related to teaching and assessment strategies. In this paper, a teaching innovation experience is presented within the framework of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.…
Descriptors: Tests, Online Courses, Calculus, Mathematics Instruction
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Núñez, Cristina; Guinea, Ana; Callau, Sara; Bengoa, Christophe; Basco, Josep; Gavaldà, Jordi – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
The Bachelor's Degree Final Project (BDFP) of our school aims to develop a real constructive project, enhance cooperative teamwork and increase productivity of students. We present a real case study, related with engineering and scientific innovation results obtained by BDFP, which has led to an innovative scientific study presented at the 7th…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Teamwork, Case Studies, Teaching Methods
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Cruells Cadevall, Montserrat; Roca Vallmajor, Antoni; Escaja Sánchez, Núria; Fernández González, Javier; Garrido Ponce, José Antonio; Giménez Farreras, Jaume; Llauradó Tarragó, Montserrat; Rodriguez Raurell, Laura; Marcos, Josep Oriol Bernad; Arias, Carla Escobar; Vinent, Nuria López; Gratovil, Ma Lluisa Sagristà; Aragay, Carme Navarro – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
In scientific and technical degrees, the opinion of the final employers on the given subjects is really important. For this reason, the Quality Committee (CQ) of the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Barcelona prepared a survey for chemical, engineering and pharmaceutical companies asking about the academic training required by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Surveys, Competence, Comparative Analysis
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Torres, Judit Taberna; García-Planas, María Isabel; Domínguez-García, Santiago – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2016
The use of e-portfolio becomes a standard tool when it comes to learning and student's assessment. This is due to the teachers need for enhancing their students' autonomy. The use of e-portfolio helps students to focus on their own learning process. Lectures should not be limited only to classes, but must foster active learning, and in this…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Algebra
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Sánchez, Carles; Ramos, Oriol; Márquez, Patricia; Marti, Enric; Rocarias, Jaume; Gil, Debora – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2015
The first years in engineering degree courses are usually made of large groups with a low teacher-student ratio. Overcrowding in classrooms hinders continuous assessment much needed to promote independent learning. Therefore, there is a need to apply some kind of automatic evaluation to facilitate the correction of exercises outside the classroom.…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Databases, Programming Languages, Comparative Analysis
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Bagán, Héctor; Sayós, Rosa; García, José F. – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2015
Experimental courses offer a good opportunity to work with competences, promoting the incorporation of strategies oriented towards motivating students to actively involve in the learning process, promoting reflexive learning and developing generic skills. This study presents different ways of developing and evaluating some important general…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Experimental Programs, Student Motivation, Student Interests
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Marti, Enric; Gil, Debora; Gurguí, Antoni; Hernández-Sabaté, Aura; Rocarías, Jaume; Poveda, Ferran – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2015
This report presents the organisation of PBL (Project Based Learning) for a subject included in the IT engineering degree course. It is the result of 10 years of experience of the implantation and continuous improvement of the PBL class structure. The latest innovations include the experience of part-time monitoring with PBL groups using the Open…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Group Activities, Engineering Education
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Buj-Corral, Irene; Marco-Almagro, Lluís; Riba, Alex; Vivancos-Calvet, Joan; Tort-Martorell, Xavier – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2015
In the subject Project I in the second year of the Degree in Industrial Technology Engineering taught at the School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (ETSEIB), subgroups of 3-4 students within groups of 20 students develop a project along a semester. Results of 2 projects are presented related to manufacturing, measurement of parts and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Student Projects, Manufacturing
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Fernandez, Vicenc; Simo, Pep; Castillo, David; Sallan, Jose M. – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2014
Existing literature on education and technology has frequently highlighted the usefulness of online discussion forums for distance courses; however, the majority of such investigations have focused their attention only on text-based forums. The objective of this paper is to determine if the embedding of streamed videos in online discussion forums…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Computer Mediated Communication, Group Discussion, Online Courses
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Hansen, Gisela R.; Lalanza, Jaume F.; Sibilla, Ivan; Muñoz, Juan – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2014
The teaching assistants in the School of Psychology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona are a group of students who provide support to the teaching staff. After three years, collaborative work has proven to be an effective method for the execution of the teaching assistants' responsibilities. The results of two satisfaction surveys, one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Assistants, College Faculty, Teacher Surveys
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Escartín Solanelles, Jordi; Ceja Barba, Lucia; Celdrán Castro, Montserrat; Martín Peña, Javier – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2014
This study is concerned with the flow state as a high intrinsic motivation experience. Following Csikszentmihalyi's theoretical model (1990), we analyze in which contents within the social psychology subject, students experience more flow. Participants were Spanish college students from a general course on Social Psychology. They completed a diary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Experience, Student Motivation, Models
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