Soft Skills: A Comparative Analysis Between Online and Classroom Teaching

Ruizacárate Varela, Carmen and Garcia Garcia, Maria Jesus and Gonzalez Garcia, Concepcion and Casado Sanchez, Jose Luis (2013). Soft Skills: A Comparative Analysis Between Online and Classroom Teaching. In: "2013 International Conference on Advanced Education Technology and Management Science AETMS", 2013, Hong Kong. pp. 359-366.

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Title: Soft Skills: A Comparative Analysis Between Online and Classroom Teaching
Author/s:
  • Ruizacárate Varela, Carmen
  • Garcia Garcia, Maria Jesus
  • Gonzalez Garcia, Concepcion
  • Casado Sanchez, Jose Luis
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 2013 International Conference on Advanced Education Technology and Management Science AETMS
Event Dates: 2013
Event Location: Hong Kong
Title of Book: International Conference on Advanced Technology and Management Science
Date: 2013
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Montes (UPM)
Department: Economía y Gestión Forestal [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Currently the Spanish universities are making a great effort to effectively incorporate the development and assessment of generic skills in their training programs. Information and communications technologies (ICT) offer a wide range of possibilities but create uncertainty among teachers about the process and results. It is considered of interest to conduct a study to analyze the extent to which social skills like commitment, communication and teamwork are acquired by students and teachers. It seeks to ascertain the influence of the learning context, online or classroom training, in the development of these personal skills among the participants in the sample. For this study two universities have been chosen, Universidad a Distancia de Madrid (UDIMA) offering online training environment, and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) with classroom training modality. A total of 257 individuals, 230 students and 27 teachers have answered the survey called Evalsoft. This instrument was designed in the project with the same name by a research team from Universidad Complutense of Madrid (UCM). Some interesting conclusions can be highlighted: it is in the online context where there are higher levels of commitment and teamwork than in the classroom modality; teachers have higher social skills that students and these improve with age. Sex and the training program appear to influence these social skills.

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Item ID: 37168
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/37168/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:37168
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 27 Jul 2015 07:00
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2016 07:00
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