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A student-centered collaborative learning environment for developing communication skills in engineering education
Abstract Communication skills development is one ofCommunication skills development is one of the main goals of engineering education. We propose an integrated student-centered collaborative learning environment for developing communication skills, using project-based learning methods and peer assessment. In our learning environment, projects are assigned to small groups of students under teacher supervision, documented in a wiki-editing tool and presented during a public poster session. By combining wiki entries and poster presentations, we intend to facilitate students (1) to gain access to the project of their peers and share their results, (2) to analyze and comment critically the project of their peers and provide them with feedback, and (3) to enhance their writing and oral skills. Previous experiences encourage us to promote this integrated learning environment. Wiki environments allowed students to improve the quality of their projects and to develop a critical attitude towards their projects and the projects of their peers. The poster session was found to be more dynamic than traditional oral presentations. Students got engaged in a more open and critical manner with the project of their peers, and students presenting their project had the chance to improve the quality of their presentation on the fly, by presenting their work several times in the duration of the session. In future courses, we will implement a learning environment that combines both wikibased and poster session approaches. We expect that the implementation of both approaches will help to develop the communication skills of engineering students.munication skills of engineering students.
Abstractsub Communication skills development is one ofCommunication skills development is one of the main goals of engineering education. We propose an integrated student-centered collaborative learning environment for developing communication skills, using project-based learning methods and peer assessment. In our learning environment, projects are assigned to small groups of students under teacher supervision, documented in a wiki-editing tool and presented during a public poster session. By combining wiki entries and poster presentations, we intend to facilitate students (1) to gain access to the project of their peers and share their results, (2) to analyze and comment critically the project of their peers and provide them with feedback, and (3) to enhance their writing and oral skills. Previous experiences encourage us to promote this integrated learning environment. Wiki environments allowed students to improve the quality of their projects and to develop a critical attitude towards their projects and the projects of their peers. The poster session was found to be more dynamic than traditional oral presentations. Students got engaged in a more open and critical manner with the project of their peers, and students presenting their project had the chance to improve the quality of their presentation on the fly, by presenting their work several times in the duration of the session. In future courses, we will implement a learning environment that combines both wikibased and poster session approaches. We expect that the implementation of both approaches will help to develop the communication skills of engineering students.munication skills of engineering students.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Doi 10.1109/EDUCON.2010.5492499  +
Has author Requena-Carrion J. + , Alonso-Atienza F. + , Guerrero-Curieses A. + , Rodriguez-Gonzalez A.B. +
Has extra keyword Collaborative learning + , Collaborative learning environment + , Communication skills + , Editing tools + , Integrated learning + , Learning environments + , On the flies + , Oral presentations + , Peer assessment + , Poster presentations + , Poster sessions + , Project based learning + , Project-based learning methods + , Small groups + , Student-centered + , Communication + , Engineering + , Interoperability + , Students + , Teaching + , Engineering education +
Has keyword Collaborative learning + , Communication skills + , Poster session + , Project based learning + , Wiki +
Isbn 9781424465682  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 783–786  +
Published in 2010 IEEE Education Engineering Conference, EDUCON 2010 +
Title A student-centered collaborative learning environment for developing communication skills in engineering education +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2010 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 6 November 2014 14:47:12  +
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