Improvement of the learning process through the use of Socrative application with undergraduate students at the Technnical University of Madrid

Martín García, Juan Antonio and Rodríguez Calcerrada, Jesús and Fernández Fernández, Maria Victoria and Román, E. and Pita Andreu, Pilar (2017). Improvement of the learning process through the use of Socrative application with undergraduate students at the Technnical University of Madrid. In: "Proceedings of ICERI2017 Conference", 16-18 Noviembre 2017, Sevilla. ISBN 978-84-697-6957-7. pp. 8833-8837.

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Title: Improvement of the learning process through the use of Socrative application with undergraduate students at the Technnical University of Madrid
Author/s:
  • Martín García, Juan Antonio
  • Rodríguez Calcerrada, Jesús
  • Fernández Fernández, Maria Victoria
  • Román, E.
  • Pita Andreu, Pilar
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Proceedings of ICERI2017 Conference
Event Dates: 16-18 Noviembre 2017
Event Location: Sevilla
Title of Book: Proceedings of ICERI Conference 2017
Date: November 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Information and communication technology,ICT,Socrative, clickers, active learning.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Montes, Forestal y del Medio Natural (UPM)
Department: Sistemas y Recursos Naturales
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In recent years, new tools have emerged in the context of information and communication technologies that promote active participation, teacher-student interaction and continuous follow-up of students. One of the most popular methodologies is the "Classroom Response Systems", whose most widespread version is the so-called “clickers”. In these systems, students use devices that allow the selection of an answer to a question made by the teacher. These tools allow the teacher to stimulate participation and motivation of students, break the classroom routine, improve attention and contribute to resolution of doubts, serving as a complement to traditional teaching systems. They also allow improving the monitoring of student evolution, since they offer real-time statistics of the results. One of the main disadvantages of these devices is their high cost, which complicates their acquisition, especially when they should be simultaneously applied to many students. In the last years, different alternatives to these commercial systems have appeared in the web that offer the advantage to be free, offering similar or even better services than Clickers. These are applications that can be installed on mobile phones, tablets or computers with iOS, Android or Windows operating systems. These initiatives are part of the growing tendency of using electronic devices in learning. One of best rated tools has been the free application Socrative, which is easily accessible to teachers and students via the web or through downloading and installation on the electronic device. The present work aims to put in place, apply and evaluate the use of this tool during the teaching of undergraduate students at the Technical University of Madrid, within the degrees of Forest Engineering and Natural Environment Engineering. It is intended, ultimately, to evaluate the potential of this tool to stimulate the active participation and the sustained training of students. In our experience, Socrative application allowed the teacher to follow up the evolution of the knowledges acquired by students, resulting in a very useful tool to implement corrective measures. After Socrative implementation, the degree of overall satisfaction of students was monitored by means of a survey configured on a Likert scale of 5 levels. Most students (57.1%) considered the experience as positive (level 4 of satisfaction), and a 28.6% as very positive (level 5). More than 85% of students indicated that Socrative improved their learning process (level 4 or 5) and a similar percentage of students answered that Socrative stimulated their active participation. The overall experience of the implementation of this technology during the learning process from both, the teacher and the student point of view can be regarded as very positive.

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Item ID: 50550
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/50550/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:50550
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 03 May 2018 10:49
Last Modified: 03 May 2018 10:49
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