Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, First International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Blended Learning in a Postgraduate ICT course
Sandra Sendra Compte, Jose M. Jimenez, Lorena Parra, Jaime Lloret

Last modified: 10-06-2015

Abstract


University subjects trend to be very theoretical, while enterprise usually demands graduate students with high practical skills. The major concern in remote teaching and online learning is the high trend to create a theoretical course. This is usually solved adding remote practices and hands on practices in a real laboratory. In this paper, we present a blended learning training plan carried out during three years with graduate students. First, we will present the course content and the pursued objectives. Then we will show the learning methods performed to achieve our goals. This paper also analyses the profile of the students included in this course and reviews, in terms of age and gender, how they impact to the class results. The most part of course is conducted through an online learning platform where all students are supervised through tutorials. During the attendance days, students perform collaborative practices with real devices. Finally, we will analyze the student’s opinions and their qualifications during the three years. As results show, the level of acceptance of this kind of teaching innovations depends on the age of the participants and their previous knowledge of these new technologies.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/HEAd15.2015.491


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