Use of Symbaloo Edu for Improving Information Management Processes in Work by Modules

Use of Symbaloo Edu for Improving Information Management Processes in Work by Modules

Pilar Biel (Department of History of Art, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain), Ester Pérez (Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain), Carmen Rodrigo (Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain) and Ana Serrano (Department of Design and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain)
Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/JCIT.2016100102
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Abstract

The case presented in this paper is framed within the context of Work by Modules taken during the first year-first semester of the Industrial Design and Product Development Engineering Degree at the University of Zaragoza, and its objective is to improve the processes involved in information management required to perform this work. For this purpose, the design of a personal learning environment (PLE) is proposed, using Symbaloo Edu. This tool provides methodological support to select and organize information sources, and its use favours collaborative work while helping to develop digital competencies, providing students with an environment that complements formal learning. Results show that between 70 and 75% of the students viewed PLE as a tool that made them feel more active and autonomous in their learning process.

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