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

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Use of Software Tools for Real-time Monitoring of Learning Processes: Application to Compilers subject.
Francisco Javier Sánchez, Jorge Bernal

Last modified: 09-07-2018


The effective implementation of the Higher European Education Area has meant a change regarding the focus of the learning process, being now the student at its very center. This shift of focus requires a strong involvement and fluent communication between teachers and students to succeed. Considering the difficulties associated to motivate students to take a more active role in the learning process, we explore how the use of a software tool can help both actors to improve the learning experience. We present a tool that can help students to obtain instantaneous feedback with respect to their progress in the subject as well as providing teachers with useful information about the evolution of knowledge acquisition with respect to each of the subject areas. We compare the performance achieved by students in two academic years: results show an improvement in overall performance which, after observing graphs provided by our tool, can be associated to an increase in students interest in the subject.

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