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Lorenzo-Lledó, Alejandro; Lorenzo, Gonzalo; Lledó, Asunción; Pérez-Vázquez, Elena – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2020
One of the challenges proposed by the European framework for higher education has been to develop a quality and accessible university education in order to reduce situations of exclusion of disabled students. In this sense, it is essential to reduce the existing gap in the academic performance of this group with respect to other students. The…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teaching Methods, Students with Disabilities, Higher Education
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Hinojosa, Juan; Martínez-Viviente, Félix Lorenzo; Garcerán-Hernández, Vicente; Ruiz-Merino, Ramón – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2020
We present a method for the teaching of Electronics, defined as the scientific discipline that studies the movement and behavior of electrons in semiconductor materials and in vacuum. Electronics can be considered as a science with a solid physical foundation. Within the field of Electronics there are different disciplines, some of them can be…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Electronics, Instructional Effectiveness, College Students
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Requies, Jesús M.; Agirre, Ion; Barrio, V. Laura; Graells, Moisès – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2018
This work presents the assessment of the development and evolution of an active methodology (Project-Based Learning--PBL) implemented on the course "Unit Operations in Environmental Engineering", within the bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering, with the purpose of decreasing the dropout rate in this course. After the initial…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Small Group Instruction, Engineering Education
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Olmedo-Torre, Noelia; Farrerons Vidal, Oscar – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
We present a strategy for the acquisition and assessment of autonomous learning conducted as part of the Graphic Expression in Engineering (GE) degree course during the first quarter at the Escola Universitària d'Enginyeria Tècnica Industrial de Barcelona (EUETIB). The strategy employed is the puzzle technique in the classroom and multiple-choice…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Independent Study, Foreign Countries, Puzzles
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Fabregat-Sanjuan, Albert; Pàmies-Vilà, Rosa; Ferrando Piera, Francesc; De la Flor López, Silvia – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
This paper presents a blended-learning strategy for improving the teaching method applied in the laboratory subject Manufacturing Technologies. The teaching method has been changed from a predominantly teacher-centred to an active learning system with a student-centred focus and e-learning activities. In face-to-face classes, a game-based learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Instructional Improvement
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Sanou Gozalo, Eduard; Hernández-Fernández, Antoni; Arias, Marta; Ferrer-i-Cancho, Ramon – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
In a course of the degree of computer science, the programming project has changed from individual to teamed work, tentatively in couples (pair programming). Students have full freedom to team up with minimum intervention from teachers. The analysis of the working groups made indicates that students do not tend to associate with students with a…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Group Dynamics, Computer Science, Programming
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Barris, Cristina; Torres, Lluís; Simon, Enric – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2016
This article presents the results of a case involving the application of project-based learning carried out with students in the Mechanical Engineering degree program at the University of Girona. The project, entitled "Design and construction of a wooden bridge", was conducted at the Polytechnic School in the third-year Structures…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries
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González-Carrasco, Mònica; Francés Ortega, Jesús; de Castro Vila, Rodolfo; Castañer Vivas, Margarida; San Molina, Joan; Marti Bonmati, Joan – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2016
This work describes an experience conducted by a group of professors from different departments at the University of Girona (Catalonia, Spain) which arose from the need for interdisciplinary work in university classrooms in order to promote competences relevant to the professional sector. As part of this experience, students from different degree…
Descriptors: College Students, Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
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Cazorla, Miguel; Viejo, Diego – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2015
Machine vision is an important subject in computer science and engineering degrees. For laboratory experimentation, it is desirable to have a complete and easy-to-use tool. In this work we present a Java library, oriented to teaching computer vision. We have designed and built the library from the scratch with emphasis on readability and…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Computer Software, Computer Science Education, Vision
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Tortajada-Genaro, Luis Antonio – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2014
The learning of solving multi-step problems is a relevant aim in chemical education for engineering students. In these questions, after analyzing initial data, a complex reasoning and an elaborated mathematical procedure is needed to achieve the correct numerical answer. However, many students are able to effectively use algorithms even with a…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Cooperative Learning, Problem Solving, Sequential Approach
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Domingo, Joan; Martinez, Herminio; Gomariz, Spartacus; Gámiz, Juan – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2014
Nowadays, the educational methodology known as "peer assessment" constitutes one of the pillars of formative assessment at the different levels of the educational system, particularly at the University level. In fact, in recent years, it has been increasingly used to enhance students' meaningful learning, as it is considered to be an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Peer Evaluation, Formative Evaluation
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Rejón-Guardia, Francisco; Sánchez-Fernández, Juan; Muñoz-Leiva, Francisco – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2013
Microblogging social networks (µBSNs) provide the opportunity to communicate worldwide while using a small number of characters; this is an apparent limitation that forces users to share only essential information when linking to the world with which they interact. These platforms can serve to motivate students by narrowing the physical and…
Descriptors: Models, Learning Processes, Electronic Publishing, Social Networks
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Gras, Anna; Cañadas, Juan Carlos; Ginovart, Marta – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2013
This work addresses and aims to fulfill a very clear need in teaching biosystem engineering. When introducing students to the complexity of soil processes, one of the frustrations that teachers often experience is the impossibility to demonstrate practically, in the lab, some of the concepts and processes discussed in class. Either the experiments…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Engineering Education, Science Experiments, Soil Science
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Salas-Morera, Lorenzo; Arauzo-Azofra, Antonio; García-Hernández, Laura – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2012
This article deals with the integrated use of online quizzes as a teaching and assessment tool in the general program of the subject Proyectos in the third course of Ingeniero Técnico en Informática de Gestión over five consecutive years. The research undertaken aimed to test quizzes effectiveness on student performance when used, not only as an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Computer Assisted Testing, Academic Achievement
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Antequera Caplliure, M. Ángeles; Herrero Montagud, Mercedes – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2012
Florida Universitaria is a higher education centre specialising in technical and business training among other specialist areas. Postgraduate programmes, graduate programmes, vocational training, secondary education, further education, occupational training and languages are taught at Florida. An educational model in accordance with the…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Integrated Activities, Competency Based Education, Program Descriptions
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