A web-based application for the management and evaluation of tutoring requests in PBL-based massive laboratories

D'Haro Enríquez, Luis Fernando and Fernández Martínez, Fernando and Montero Martínez, Juan Manuel and Córdoba Herralde, Ricardo de (2014). A web-based application for the management and evaluation of tutoring requests in PBL-based massive laboratories. In: "IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2014)", 22/10/2014 - 25/10/2014, Madrid, Spain. pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2014.7044478.

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Title: A web-based application for the management and evaluation of tutoring requests in PBL-based massive laboratories
Author/s:
  • D'Haro Enríquez, Luis Fernando
  • Fernández Martínez, Fernando
  • Montero Martínez, Juan Manuel
  • Córdoba Herralde, Ricardo de
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2014)
Event Dates: 22/10/2014 - 25/10/2014
Event Location: Madrid, Spain
Title of Book: IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2014)
Date: 2014
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Continuous evaluation, Electronic learning, Software tools, Tutoring management
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Electrónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

One important steps in a successful project-based-learning methodology (PBL) is the process of providing the students with a convenient feedback that allows them to keep on developing their projects or to improve them. However, this task is more difficult in massive courses, especially when the project deadline is close. Besides, the continuous evaluation methodology makes necessary to find ways to objectively and continuously measure students' performance without increasing excessively instructors' work load. In order to alleviate these problems, we have developed a web service that allows students to request personal tutoring assistance during the laboratory sessions by specifying the kind of problem they have and the person who could help them to solve it. This service provides tools for the staff to manage the laboratory, for performing continuous evaluation for all students and for the student collaborators, and to prioritize tutoring according to the progress of the student's project. Additionally, the application provides objective metrics which can be used at the end of the subject during the evaluation process in order to support some students' final scores. Different usability statistics and the results of a subjective evaluation with more than 330 students confirm the success of the proposed application.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainDPI2010-21247-C02-02UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 37516
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/37516/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:37516
DOI: 10.1109/FIE.2014.7044478
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 21 Sep 2015 16:26
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2015 16:26
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