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Journal of Technology and Science Education, v7 n2 p184-202 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 platform has been used. This methodology ensured engaging classes at the same time that provided a useful live feedback for students and teachers. The virtualization of the laboratory was achieved by two different e-learning activities, self-assessment tasks and video clips. These e-learning tools have been used not only to improve the students' learning but also to enhance their motivation. Academic results show a significant improvement after the new blended learning method is applied. Moreover, a student satisfaction survey shows the positive impact of the methodology on the students' engagement and motivation. [Paper presented at the International Conference on University Teaching and Innovation (CIDUI): Learning and Teaching Innovation Impacts (9th, Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain, Jul 5-7 2016.)]

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Instructional Improvement, Teaching Methods, Student Centered Learning, Student Satisfaction, Student Motivation, Video Technology, Engineering Education, Engineering, Laboratory Procedures, Manufacturing, Technology, Electronic Learning, College Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Laboratories, Virtual Classrooms, Student Surveys

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Autor: Fabregat-Sanjuan, Albert; Pàmies-Vilà, Rosa; Ferrando Piera, Francesc; De la Flor López, Silvia


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