The use of heterogeneity to improve the learning process of large groups of students

Fernandez Gutierrez Del Alamo, Luis Jesus and Bolonio Martín, David and Izquierdo Díaz, Miguel and Barrio Parra, Fernando and Mazadiego Martínez, Luis Felipe and Fidalgo Blanco, Ángel (2018). The use of heterogeneity to improve the learning process of large groups of students. In: "6th International Conference Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality, Spain, October 2018 (TEEM18)", 24-26 Octubre 2018, Salamanca, España. ISBN 978-1-4503-6518-5. pp. 794-798. https://doi.org/10.1145/3284179.3284297.

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Title: The use of heterogeneity to improve the learning process of large groups of students
Author/s:
  • Fernandez Gutierrez Del Alamo, Luis Jesus
  • Bolonio Martín, David
  • Izquierdo Díaz, Miguel
  • Barrio Parra, Fernando
  • Mazadiego Martínez, Luis Felipe
  • Fidalgo Blanco, Ángel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 6th International Conference Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality, Spain, October 2018 (TEEM18)
Event Dates: 24-26 Octubre 2018
Event Location: Salamanca, España
Title of Book: TEEM'18 Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality
Date: 2018
ISBN: 978-1-4503-6518-5
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Adaptive; Cooperative; Learning; Technology; Heterogeneous
Faculty: E.T.S.I. de Minas y Energía (UPM)
Department: Energía y Combustibles
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Students start university with a high heterogeneity, both in knowledge and abilities to cope with the different subjects. Traditional teaching methods are based on unidirectional transmission of knowledge, from teachers to students, causing problems when the aforementioned heterogeneity is high. Some new methods try to homogenize the students before the start of the course. As an innovative approach, this study tries to use the heterogeneity to improve the final learning. Continuous assessment, collective intelligence and the use of web 2.0 have been applied to encourage collaboration and horizontal share of knowledge. Results show how the mixture of students with different knowledge or abilities can be effective, probably because of motivational forces that initiate in the doubts of low level students and in the incentive of high level students to teach and share their knowledge.

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TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Universidad Politécnica de MadridIE1718.0606UnspecifiedUnspecifiedSistema de Inteligencia Colectiva Multinivel

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Item ID: 54525
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/54525/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:54525
DOI: 10.1145/3284179.3284297
Official URL: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3284179.3284297
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 09 Apr 2019 09:15
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2019 09:15
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