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

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On the Value of Pedagogical Assets
Joaquim Gabarro, Maria Serna

Last modified: 08-05-2018

Abstract


University education is facing new strategical changes that will lead to deep structural changes. Course organization is evolving and the organizational decisions have an economical impact. We propose a method to measure the present value of a pedagogical asset under a return rate. We apply the method to three courses in the Computer Science curricula taught at the Facultat d’Informatica de Barcelona of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona Tech.  A large, compulsory, first year course (PRO1), a medium size undergraduate course (ALG) and a small specialized master course (AGT). Our results highlight that the present value gets higher values as a function of the size of the course and it goes in a negative relationship with respect  to the level of computer support involved in their teaching.


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