New Perspectives in Science Education

Edition 14

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The Clickers as a Teaching Tool in University Education: Analysis of its Impact on a Dual Degree Program from the Universitat de València

Daniel Palací, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)

Jesús Palací, Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICAI-ICADE (Spain)

Mª Isabel López Rodríguez, Economic Faculty, Universitat de València (Spain)


In the 2010-2011 academic year, the degrees and Dual Degree Programs (DDP) were implemented in Spanish universities, following the guidelines of Bologna and under the protection of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of October 29. The degrees and DDP with a duration of four and five years, respectively. Thus, as of 2014 and 2015, the first promotions of graduates resulted. Both in one case (degrees) and in the other (DDP), and in order to adapt to the characteristics of the new study plans, the methodology used by the teaching staff has undergone important changes. The increase in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), among these changes, one worthy of being mentioned. In views of a possible new revision of the study plans, in which the degrees would have a duration of 3 years, it seems now to be the time to carry out an assessment of the effects that these tools have had on the teaching-learning process. This would allow spotting the strengths and weaknesses of such tools and proceed, if deemed appropriate, to their redesign and implementation in the development of the classes. Thus, in this work the impact that one of these ICTs has had on one of the DDP offered by the Universitat de València is analyzed, at both a descriptive and inferential level. Specifically, attentions is focused on the impact that an Electronic Voting System (EVS), the Clickers, has had on the development and academic results of the students of the first promotion of one of the DDP offered by the Universitat de València: the double degree de Turismo-ADE, which began its journey in the 2014-2015 academic year. To do this a casual sample is resorted to. The results point to a very good performance of the students as a result of the implementation of this tool, as well as a satisfactory reception of it. Indeed, an approved percentage of 76% was achieved over a 100% students assistance, while the average rate given by the students regarding the methodology used was 4'83 (out of 5).

Keywords: ICts, Electronic Voting System, Clickers, Dual Degree Programs, descriptive analysis, inferential analysis;


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