The Influence of ICT on learning in graphic engineering
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As a result of the introduction of the European Higher Education Area, the inclusion of 3D geometric modelling tools of the parametric type in Graphic Engineering requires a new approach to both the theoretical and practical content of the field. This rethinking provides significant improvements in the teaching of spatial geometry, involves new activities both in and outside the classroom, and puts into practice new teaching-learning models. This work addresses the influence on learning of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the new study plans for the Graphic Expression engineering degree courses imparted at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya·BarcelonaTech, Escola Universitaria d’Enginyería Tècnica Industrial de Barcelona. The advantages arising from the improvements in model displays and the understanding of problem statements and their solutions mean that time can be saved in theoretical explanations. Theoretical lectures, which have traditionally been regarded as indispensable when teaching systems of representation and methods of two-dimensional drawing, can now be partially replaced by an increasing use of practical sessions in Computer-Aided Design. The results show that the inclusion of ICT leads to a notable improvement in academic results and in student satisfaction with the subject studied.
CitationOlmedo, N., Farrerons Vidal, Oscar., Lapaz, J., Bermudez, F. The Influence of ICT on learning in graphic engineering. "Procedia - Social and behavioral sciences", 8 Març 2017, vol. 237, núm. 2017, p. 737-744.