B-Learning Tools in Engineering Education

Angeles Cancela, Rocio Maceiras, Angel Sanchez, Santiago Urrejola

Abstract


The New Higher Education System implies the adoption of different education systems than the traditional ones. Therefore, many college teachers today want to use some new mechanisms to teach the matter and to find better ways of engaging students in the learning process. The objective of this work is to evaluate different learning methods from the student’s point of view and share the authors’ experience towards a different mode of teaching. Three different learning techniques have been used on University of Vigo’s fifth-year engineering students and the students have answered a questionnaire in order to check the effectiveness of the different methods from the students’ point of view. The results of the experience show that the use of learning methods (cooperative learning and multimedia resources) fosters student motivation and improves their retention, assimilation, understanding, and proper application of course content.

Keywords


cooperative learning, chemical engineering, active learning, higher education, student involvement

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International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP) – eISSN: 2192-4880
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