Empirical Study for Development of Competences in Higher Distance Education
Catalina Martinez Mediano, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia Spanish University for Distance Education, Spain ; Nuria Rioperez, Jose Luis Garcia, Jose Quintanal, Manuel Castro, UNED, Spain ; M. Dolores Fernandez, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The European Union states are involved in a process of convergence in Higher Education, in which competences development as well as the use of ICTs for educational purpose are implied. This paper present an empirical research fosters student-centered learning for performance achievements by mean of one virtual course. The report is centred in the design for the development of professional competences, performance-oriented learning, and multimedia learning, in an environment of collaborative work among students and teachers, in one course of Program Evaluation, belonging to the last year of a degree in Pedagogy. The evaluation of this innovative experience is centred in the pedagogical efficacy in learning achievement and in the students’ satisfaction with the total learning process. The experience related in this paper could be applied to another knowledge areas and in whatever mobile computing /communication devices.
Martinez Mediano, C., Rioperez, N., Garcia, J.L., Quintanal, J., Castro, M. & Fernandez, M.D. (2008). Empirical Study for Development of Competences in Higher Distance Education. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4267-4275). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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