Motivating a good level of work for our students using some IT tools
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Fecha de publicación2010-05-28
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The new defined degrees in our university follow the recommendations of the European Higher Education Area (Bologna Declaration). Among these recommendations, our teaching work should be focused on student work and learning student process. That is why our proposal is devoted to achieve a more active classes supported by the continuous work of the students. We propose our students to solve certain exercises and once they have thought them, we show the resolution in video format (along with a PDF file). The whole activity is performed in our complementary virtual course that uses Moodle platform. We believe that the resolution in this format is well received by this generation of students who are immersed since childhood in new IT technologies. The use of this material can be understood in several ways, we have chosen the one in which the resolution is made in a LATEX format and the use of CAMTASIA allows animating the resolution by means of a voice-over. We also propose the holding of examinations via Internet that take place outside faculty timetable, at home. These are quizzes that evaluate the progress of knowledge on a continuous learning (about a review every 3 weeks). These tests are performed through Moddle, helping us in various aspects of teaching. The most straightforward purpose is as an evaluation tool, but they can also be used as a learning tool. In the last case the questions need to be completed with more information to guide the student to reach the correct answer. At any case, we consider these tools a good way to motivate the student and to improve the quality of the learning of our students.