Laboratory 3.0: Manufacturing technologies laboratory virtualization with a student-centred methodology
PublisherOmnia Publisher SL (OmniaScience)
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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, selfassessment 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.
CitationFabregat, A., Pàmies-Vilà, R., Ferrando, F., de la Flor, S. Laboratory 3.0: Manufacturing technologies laboratory virtualization with a student-centred methodology. "Journal of technology and science education", 1 Gener 2017, vol. 7, núm. 2, p. 184-202.