Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, INNODOCT 2019

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Development of an interactive tool based on Education ERPs Software to support the learning of Transversal Competences
Lina Montuori, Manuel Alcázar-Ortega, Carlos Vargas-Salgado, Cristian Chiñas Palacios

Last modified: 10-04-2020


According to the current tendencies in University education strategies, students should develop not just the specific competences related to the particular degree they pursue, but also a series of transversal competences (TCs, also called key competences). Such TCs may be transferable between different contexts (personal, social, academic, etc.) while help students to solve problems from different perspectives and so, they would provide students with a holistic education and training. In this framework, the authors present in this paper a tool they have designed for the systematic analysis and evaluation of TCs so as to support students in the achievement of such competences. Moreover, the tool is able to help students to choose the courses that may help them to work out and complement the competences they may not be developed yet, as well as it suggests the most appropriate post-graduate courses for the students according to their background, particular interests and degree of development for the different TCs.

The tool has been designed under the scope of vertical ERP systems, which have demonstrated their ability to create collaborative and learning environments with multiple communication functionalities between professors and students. Thus, the tool has been thought as an interactive framework that includes different indexes to monitor the level of development of the diverse TCs, so that it may be accessible to both professors and students during their entire academic life. The tools has been tested within the program of Transversal Competences of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, specifically to the Degree of Energy Engineering.


Vertical ERP; transversal competences; active learning; methodology; training; evaluation

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