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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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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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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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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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Stappenbelt, Brad – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2013
Professional ethics instruction in engineering is commonly conducted by examining case studies in light of the code of conduct of a suitable professional body. Although graphical presentations of spectacular failures, sobering stories of the repercussions and the solid framework provided by the tenets of a code of ethics may leave a lasting…
Descriptors: Ethics, Engineering Education, Student Attitudes, Professional Identity
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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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Lucas Yagüe, Susana; Coca Sanz, Mónica; González Benito, Gerardo; Cartón López, Ángel; Urueña Alonso, Miguel Ángel; García Cubero, Mª Teresa – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2011
The new reorganization of university education has involved relevant changes in teaching and learning methodologies in order to help students to learn more effectively and to develop important skills and competences demanded by the professional world. In this sense the new configuration of the degree in Chemical Engineering required the…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Chemical Engineering, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods