Improving engineering students' communication competence: designing innovative learning strategies

Uruburu Colsa, Ángel; Ortiz Marcos, Isabel y Cobo Benita, José Ramón (2015). Improving engineering students' communication competence: designing innovative learning strategies. "International Journal of Engineering Education", v. 31 (n. 1(B)); pp. 361-367. ISSN 0949-149X.

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Título: Improving engineering students' communication competence: designing innovative learning strategies
Autor/es:
  • Uruburu Colsa, Ángel
  • Ortiz Marcos, Isabel
  • Cobo Benita, José Ramón
Tipo de Documento: Artículo
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Engineering Education
Fecha: 2015
Volumen: 31
Materias:
Palabras Clave Informales: Competency development; Communication skills; Communication rubrics; Virtual learning experience; Multidisciplinary learning
Escuela: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Departamento: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
Licencias Creative Commons: Reconocimiento - Sin obra derivada - No comercial

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This research presents an innovative and formal educational initiative that is aimed at enhancing the development of engineering students’ specific competencies when studying Engineering Project Management subject. The framework of the experience combines theoretical concepts, the development of a real-case project carried out by multidisciplinary groups of three different universities, the use of software web 2.0 tools, and group and individual assignments of students that play different roles (project managers and team members). Under this scenario, this paper focuses on monitoring the communication competence in the ever growing Project Management virtual environment. Factors such as corporal language, technical means, stage, and management specific vocabulary among others have been considered in order to assess the students’ performance on this issue. As a main contribution, the paper introduces an ad-hoc rubric that, based on previous investigations, has been adapted and tested to this specific context. Additionally, the research conducted has provided some interesting findings that suggest further actions to improve and better define future rubrics, oriented to communication or even other competencies. As specific Project Management subject concerns, it has been detected that students playing the role of Project Managers strengthen their competencies more than those ones that play the role of Team Members. It has also been detected that students have more difficulty assimilating concepts related to risk and quality management. However those concepts related with areas of knowledge like scope, time or cost have been better assimilated by the students.

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