Laboratory 3.0: Manufacturing technologies laboratory virtualization with a student-centred methodology

Albert Fabregat-Sanjuan, Rosa Pàmies-Vilà, Francesc Ferrando Piera, Silvia De la Flor López

Abstract


This paper presents a blended-learning strategy for improving the teaching method applied in the laboratory subject Manufacturing Technologies. The teaching method has been changed from a predominantly teacher-centred to an active learning system with a student-centred focus and e-learning activities. In face-to-face classes, a game-based learning platform has been used. This methodology ensured engaging classes at the same time that provided a useful live feedback for students and teachers. The virtualization of the laboratory was achieved by two different e-learning activities, self-assessment tasks and video clips. These e-learning tools have been used not only to improve the students’ learning but also to enhance their motivation. The results from academic outputs show a significant improvement after the new blended learning method is applied. Moreover, a student satisfaction survey shows the positive impact of the methodology on the students’ engagement and motivation.


Keywords


blended learning, self-assessment, video clip, engineering, student-centred, game-based learning

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3926/jotse.249


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Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2011-2017

Online ISSN: 2013-6374; Print ISSN: 2014-5349; DL: B-2000-2012

Publisher: OmniaScience