Science for everybody: A proposal for fostering learning from OCW

Fernández Jiménez, Consuelo and Hernando Guadaño, Maria Laura and Prieto Muñoz, Federico (2016). Science for everybody: A proposal for fostering learning from OCW. "The International Journal of Science in Society", v. 8 (n. 1); pp. 15-25. ISSN 1836-6236.

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Title: Science for everybody: A proposal for fostering learning from OCW
Author/s:
  • Fernández Jiménez, Consuelo
  • Hernando Guadaño, Maria Laura
  • Prieto Muñoz, Federico
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: The International Journal of Science in Society
Date: March 2016
ISSN: 1836-6236
Volume: 8
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Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Física Aplicada a las Ingenierías Aeronáutica y Naval
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Knowledge is an essential condition for social development and well-being. It is a basic human right and enables people to exercise other rights, allowing them to enhance their skills and improve their environment. Fortunately, due to the Internet, educational initiatives become more accessible and efficient for training. Nevertheless, it is important to distinguish between information and knowledge. As a result of technological improvements, we live in a world surrounded by information, which is the cornerstone of knowledge. To be able to access this knowledge also requires the use of more advanced aspects such as understanding and critical analysis. In this brief communication, we present our experience developing a course at the Technical University of Madrid published on OpenCourseWare (OCW) a novelty of which lies in the incorporation of Learning Guides for Students. These guidelines are at the beginning of each thematic unit and its purpose is to guide and accompany the students in their learning. They foster course engagement and also concepts and skills acquisition. The results provided by Google Analytics regarding the students use over several academic years confirm the benefits of this proposal.

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Item ID: 43206
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/43206/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:43206
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 12 Sep 2016 07:59
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2019 08:53
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