High vs. low intensity courses. Student technological behavior

Ernest Redondo, Lluís Giménez, Francesc Valls, Isidro Navarro, David Fonseca, Sergi Villagrasa

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Abstract

This paper discusses the design of two educational proposals centered on Project-Based Learning (PBL) and the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Both courses are focused on the spatial representation of 3D models in architectural training. The object of study focuses on comparing the students' competence and motivation in two different educational scenarios: A low-density experience where 3-4 software applications are used and a high density "crash course" using about 15 different applications and techniques. For the analysis of the results of this phase, a quantitative approach was designed to compare both groups and review the students' motivation and precourse competence. The results obtained show that the two groups had similar technological profiles that supports the realization of both proposals and comparison of results. However, assessing the different degrees of initial motivation between the two groups, entails that, in the final examination of the proposal, the results must be cross-checked.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - TEEM 2015
Subtitle of host publication3rd International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality
EditorsManuel C. Felgueiras, Gustavo Ribeiro Alves
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages77-82
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450334426
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2015
Event3rd International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality, TEEM 2015 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 7 Oct 20159 Oct 2015

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality, TEEM 2015
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityPorto
Period7/10/159/10/15

Keywords

  • Mixed methods assessment
  • Student behavior
  • Student motivation
  • Technological skills assessment
  • User experience

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