Sending Learning Pills to Mobile Devices in Class to Enhance Student Performance and Motivation in Network Services Configuration Courses

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Show simple item record Muñoz-Organero, Mario Muñoz Merino, Pedro José Delgado Kloos, Carlos 2014-07-29T09:39:45Z 2014-07-29T09:39:45Z 2012-02
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation IEEE Transactions on Education, (2012), 55 (1), 83-87.
dc.identifier.issn 0018-9359
dc.description.abstract Teaching electrical and computer software engineers how to configure network services normally requires the detailed presentation of many configuration commands and their numerous parameters. Students tend to find it difficult to maintain acceptable levels of motivation. In many cases, this results in their not attending classes and not dedicating enough time to acquire the required competencies. This paper describes a successful experiment that was able to improve student class attendance, performance, and motivational patterns by using mobile devices in class to provide students with contextualized learning pills. A learning pill is a simple exercise that summarizes some of the key concepts explained in class and promotes reflection and self-study. Each student attending a particular lecture or laboratory session automatically receives a learning pill on his or her mobile phone just after the related concept has been presented. This paper details the scenario used in the experiment and analyzes the performance and motivational patterns of 170 students at the Higher Polytechnic School, Carlos III University of Madrid, Leganes, Spain.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the ARTEMISA project TIN2009-14378-C02-02 within the Spanish “Plan Nacional de I+D+I” and the Madrid regional community projects S2009/TIC-1650 and CCG10-UC3M/TIC-4992.
dc.format.extent 5 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher IEEE
dc.rights © 2012 IEEE.
dc.subject.other Educational technology
dc.subject.other Higher education
dc.subject.other Learning systems
dc.subject.other Pattern recognition
dc.subject.other Prediction methods
dc.subject.other Student experiments
dc.title Sending Learning Pills to Mobile Devices in Class to Enhance Student Performance and Motivation in Network Services Configuration Courses
dc.type article
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.subject.eciencia Telecomunicaciones
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/TE.2011.2131652
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. S2009/TIC-1650/E-MADRID
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 83
dc.identifier.publicationissue 1
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 87
dc.identifier.publicationtitle IEEE Transactions on Education
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 55
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000009731
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