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Jeong, Jin Su; González-Gómez, David; Cañada-Cañada, Florentina; Gallego-Picó, Alejandrina; Bravo, Juan Carlos – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2019
Distance education programs in higher education are gaining popularity mostly due to the flexibility of the formative programs to fit all the requirements that brick-and-mortar educational institutions are not able to provide to students. However, quite often these distance programs report feelings of isolation, lack of self-direction and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Psychological Patterns, Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes
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Reyes, Encarnación; Enfedaque, Alejandro; Gálvez, Jaime C. – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
There is little doubt that student motivation is essential in providing a beneficial learning experience. One way to produce such motivation is to stimulate it through suitable assessment methods. This paper shares the experience acquired by the authors, who are university lecturers in Civil Engineering at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Case Studies, Feedback (Response), Integrated Learning Systems
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García López, Alfonsa; García Mazarío, Francisco – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2016
This work describes a formative assessment model for a Mathematical Analysis course taken by engineering students. It includes online quizzes with feedback, a portfolio with weekly assignments, exams involving the use of mathematical software and a project to be completed in small groups of two or three students. The model has been perfected since…
Descriptors: Models, Technology Uses in Education, Formative Evaluation, Foreign Countries
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de los Ríos-Carmenado, I.; Sastre-Merino, Susana; Fernández Jiménez, Consuelo; Núñez del Río, Mª Cristina; Reyes Pozo, Encarnación; García Arjona, Noemi – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2016
The European Higher Education Area (EHEA) represents a challenge to university teachers to adapt their assessment systems, directing them towards continuous assessment. The integration of competence-based learning as an educational benchmark has also led to a perspective more focused on student and with complex learning situations closer to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Competence
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Miñano, Rafael; Aller, Celia Fernández; Anguera, Áurea; Portillo, Eloy – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2015
This paper describes the experience of introducing ethical, social and environmental issues in undergraduate ICT engineering degrees at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. The experience before the Bologna Process was concentrated on developing elective courses related mainly on the field of the International Development Cooperation. The…
Descriptors: Ethics, Engineering Education, Information Technology, Higher Education
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Oliver-Hoyo, Maria T. – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2011
The cAcL[subscript 2] approach (concept Advancement through chemistry Lab-Lecture) incorporates three major educational methodologies into one: a student-centered approach, the full integration of lecture and laboratory formats, and hands-on activity based-instruction. This format has been tested for cognitive and attitudinal gains in students and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Centered Learning, Lecture Method, Science Laboratories