Virtual Exchange in Engineering to realize a learning experience based on projects using ICTs
María Fernández-Raga, Thierry Villard, Covadonga Palencia, Ana M. Castañón, Julio Viejo, and Fernando Gómez Fernández. 2019. Virtual Exchange in Engineering to realize a learning experience based on projects using ICTs. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (TEEM'19). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 689–695. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3362789.3362790
The specificity of this Project, based on project-based learning (ABP) in the subjects of Fluid Mechanical Engineering in the Degree of Electrical Engineering and Degree of Measurement Engineering, is that it includes collaborative work in teams with foreign students. It incorporates virtual exchange activities carried in English, which allow to improve a large number of soft skills developed thanks to the ABP combination with intercultural interaction. This aims at increasing the motivation of the students, and improving their communicative capacity in English. This proposal will also involve strengthening their teamwork skills, and using new technologies that are basic to enable communication between team members in two different countries. Other skills will also be developed, such as better time management, individual responsibility in the tasks assigned and improved communication for non-experts, since the work has been developed with students of different degrees. Finally, this proposal will be completed by peer assessment making them more aware of their ability and their performance in the tasks.