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Innovative Student Response System Methodologies for Civil Engineering Practical Lectures

Innovative Student Response System Methodologies for Civil Engineering Practical Lectures Performance of engineering degree students often becomes an important concern for lectures. Using classical teaching methodologies in practical lectures may be behind the problem. The present work develops a couple of innovative student-response-system based methodologies designed to be implemented during engineering practical lessons in higher education (BSc level). A pretest–posttest design is developed to assess the evolution of student’s performance (third course in Civil Engineering degree at the University of Cór- doba). In addition, a motivational questionnaire towards the use of the innovative method- ologies has been filled by the students. The results of this pilot experience show an impact on performance by the rapid feedback linked to the in-class formative assessment, in which conceptual reminders at the beginning of the practical lessons boost the motivation, engagement, and enhancement. The motivational questionnaires depicted a favourable per- ception of the methodologies by the students, highlighting their recommendation to extend its application to other lecturers. Keywords Student response system · Higher education · Civil engineering · Performance · Motivation Abbreviations SRSs S tudent response systems GQM Question metrics EHEA Eur opean higher education area NICTs N ew information and communication technologies GSRS Game-based s tudent response system RQs Research questions PBL Pr oblem based learning http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png "Technology, Knowledge and Learning" Springer Journals

Innovative Student Response System Methodologies for Civil Engineering Practical Lectures

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2019 by Springer Nature B.V.
Subject
Education; Learning and Instruction; Mathematics Education; Educational Technology; Science Education; Creativity and Arts Education
ISSN
2211-1662
eISSN
2211-1670
DOI
10.1007/s10758-019-09410-z
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Abstract

Performance of engineering degree students often becomes an important concern for lectures. Using classical teaching methodologies in practical lectures may be behind the problem. The present work develops a couple of innovative student-response-system based methodologies designed to be implemented during engineering practical lessons in higher education (BSc level). A pretest–posttest design is developed to assess the evolution of student’s performance (third course in Civil Engineering degree at the University of Cór- doba). In addition, a motivational questionnaire towards the use of the innovative method- ologies has been filled by the students. The results of this pilot experience show an impact on performance by the rapid feedback linked to the in-class formative assessment, in which conceptual reminders at the beginning of the practical lessons boost the motivation, engagement, and enhancement. The motivational questionnaires depicted a favourable per- ception of the methodologies by the students, highlighting their recommendation to extend its application to other lecturers. Keywords Student response system · Higher education · Civil engineering · Performance · Motivation Abbreviations SRSs S tudent response systems GQM Question metrics EHEA Eur opean higher education area NICTs N ew information and communication technologies GSRS Game-based s tudent response system RQs Research questions PBL Pr oblem based learning

Journal

"Technology, Knowledge and Learning"Springer Journals

Published: May 13, 2019

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