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Garrote Jurado, Ramon
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Garrote Jurado, R. & Pettersson, T. (2018). A digital tool for improving enrolment and completion rate of Masters' Studies. In: : . Paper presented at 19 Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture, Havana City, Cuba, November 26 - 30 , 2018. Habana
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A digital tool for improving enrolment and completion rate of Masters' Studies
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a project, funded by Erasmus +, Strategic Partnership and conducted in by three European universities from; Sweden, Spain and the UK, in cooperation with a software company. The project aims to remediate the problem of masters' students who do not get their degree within the allocated time or even drop out from universities. The underlying cause is identified as students that have the formal prerequisites to register for a master's programme may still lack crucial previous knowledge and/or abilities to manage the studies.

The suggested solution was to develop learning resource modules for four different master's programmes in Europe and create a HTML5-platform to house them. The modules are intended to illustrate the different abilities and level of previous knowledge that applicants are supposed to bring into their studies by a suitable entry profile for the master's course identified by lecturers.

The access modules provides potential students with a self-assessment test divided in twelve parts. A visualization of the level of the twelve different skills or field of knowledge are then compared to the suitable entry profile for the master's course. Whenever weak spots in the prospective students´ ability are identified, the students are presented with a series of learning interventions designed to remedy flaws in their ability.

The authors argue that the use of similar access modules could improve enrolment, completion rate, time-to-degree and retention in a wide range of educations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Habana: , 2018
Series
Conference Proceedings
Keywords
Information Technology, Learning Management systems, Engineering education, Higher Education, Action Research.
National Category
Pedagogy Didactics
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15460 (URN)978-959-261-585-4 (ISBN)
Conference
19 Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture, Havana City, Cuba, November 26 - 30 , 2018
Available from: 2018-12-14 Created: 2018-12-14 Last updated: 2019-01-03Bibliographically approved
Garrote Jurado, R., Pettersson, T., Baghaei, B. & Persson, A. (2018). Preparing for Masters´ Studies: A Web Based Tool For Self-Assessment and Knowledge Gap Mitigation. In: : . Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies. Palma, Spain. 2-4 July, 2018.. International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED) www.iated.org
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Preparing for Masters´ Studies: A Web Based Tool For Self-Assessment and Knowledge Gap Mitigation
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a project, conducted by three European universities and a software company, funded by Erasmus +, Strategic Partnership. The project addresses the problem that sometime masters´ students do not get their degree within the allocated time, if at all. Apparently some students with the formal prerequisites to register for a master's programme still lacked the actual abilities to manage their studies.

The solution was to design an online HTML5 platform to house self-assessment and learning resource modules for four different master's programmes in Europe. The modules were intended to illustrate the level and abilities that potential applicants were supposed to bring into their studies by a self-assessment test. In case lacking abilities were revealed, the modules offer learning resources to mitigate those gaps.

The access modules provides potential students with a visualization of twelve different skills and knowledge as compared to those identified by lecturers as necessary for study on the master's course. If there are weak spots identified, the students are presented with a series of learning interventions designed to remedy their ability flaws.  

The authors suggest that providing potential students with this kind of material can raise their awareness of what the programme really takes. In this way students with false expectations can be avoided and the ones who applies come better prepared, which the use of access modules potentially can leads to improved enrolment, completion rate, time-to-degree and retention in a wide range of academic programmes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED) www.iated.org, 2018
Keywords
information and communication technology, e-learning, Open Educational Resources, higher learning institutions, developing countries, Engineering Education
National Category
Pedagogy Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15461 (URN)978-84-09-02709-5 (ISBN)
Conference
10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies. Palma, Spain. 2-4 July, 2018.
Available from: 2018-12-14 Created: 2018-12-14 Last updated: 2019-01-03Bibliographically approved
Garrote Jurado, R. & Pettersson, T. (2017). Observations About Lecturers’ Attitudes and Their Use Of Educational Software and Digital Resources. In: ICERI2017 Proceedings: . Paper presented at 10th International Conference of Education Research and Innovation, Seville Spain, November 16-18, 2017. (pp. 8146-8147). Seville, Spain: IATED
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Observations About Lecturers’ Attitudes and Their Use Of Educational Software and Digital Resources
2017 (English)In: ICERI2017 Proceedings, Seville, Spain: IATED , 2017, p. 8146-8147Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This article presents findings from an action research project. It is based on data from participants in a Learning Management Systems (LMS) course given to educators in Cuba, Guatemala, Peru and Brazil. The data were first collected from the participants during the course, and approximately one year later, the participants were asked to fill out another questionnaire outlining their experiences after the course. The course used Live USB-Mediated Education (LUME), a method based on a complete package of course material and programs executable from portable memory devices, thus allowing participants to work on any computer on their own time. The results show that positive attitudes about open educational resources (OER), educational software and collaborative methods go together and are likely to result in a wider use of computer-facilitated methods and free digital material. The authors assert that the lecturers’ pedagogical motivation rather than their technical skill determine whether and to what extent they will use educational software; additionally, the results indicate that to reap the pedagogical benefits of educational software, teachers must understand how information sharing and collaborative methods can improve learning and teaching.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Seville, Spain: IATED, 2017
Keywords
E-learning, Information Technology, Learning Management Systems, Open Educational Resources, Engineering Education, Developing Countries, Action Research
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13283 (URN)978-84-697-6957-7 (ISBN)
Conference
10th International Conference of Education Research and Innovation, Seville Spain, November 16-18, 2017.
Available from: 2017-12-27 Created: 2017-12-27 Last updated: 2018-01-02Bibliographically approved
Garrote Jurado, R., Pettersson, T. & Regueiro Gomez, A. (2016). EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE AND PEDAGOGICAL DEVELOPMENT: SUCCESS FACTORS IN TEACHERS TRAINING. In: : . Paper presented at XVIII Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture, Havana City, Cuba, November 21 - 25 , 2016. Habana
Open this publication in new window or tab >>EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE AND PEDAGOGICAL DEVELOPMENT: SUCCESS FACTORS IN TEACHERS TRAINING
2016 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This article presents a staff development project, intended to increase the use of educational software in higher education. The data was collected in four Latin American countries where university teachers attended a course about Learning Management Systems (LMS) built on the LUME method. LUME is an acronym for LiveUSB Mediated Education, a method based on a complete course package executable from a portable memory device.

The process of planning appropriate changes in a course is outlined by reflecting on previous results. Some critical aspects of teachers’ education are identified and the authors argue that pedagogical motivation and collaboration rather than technical skill decide the long-term results.

The authors assert that educational software have the biggest impact on the students when it is used to facilitate social constructivist methods. In order to reap the pedagogical benefits of educational software teachers must understand how sharing the information and the collaborative learning can improve learning and teaching in high education.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Habana: , 2016
Series
Conference Proceedings
Keywords
Information Technology, Learning Management systems, Engineering education, Higher Education, Action Research.
National Category
Pedagogy Didactics
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11493 (URN)978-959-261-533-5 (ISBN)
Conference
XVIII Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture, Havana City, Cuba, November 21 - 25 , 2016
Available from: 2016-12-19 Created: 2016-12-19 Last updated: 2017-01-24Bibliographically approved
Garrote Jurado, R. (2016). Projektet "Loftet": ett rum för aktiv lärande. Borås
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Projektet "Loftet": ett rum för aktiv lärande
2016 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med Projekt Loftet vid Högskolan i Borås (HB) är att utforma en lokal för framtidens undervisning, utifrån aktuell forskning om lärandemiljöer. Här skall lärarna få en plats där de kan utveckla sin undervisning, prova pedagogiska och metodologiska idéer och bli förtrogna med aktuella tekniska hjälpmedel.

Arbetsgruppen har på rektors uppdrag arbetat med frågan hur en mötesplats med lärande i fokus, där lärarna skall kunna utveckla sin pedagogik och teknik, med såväl pedagogiskt som tekniskt stöd bör utformas. Denna rapport har även som intention att förmedla arbetsgruppens tankar om hur användningen av ett rum för aktivt lärande skulle kunna utnyttjas för att utveckla undervisning och lärande vid Högskolan i Borås.

Förutom aktuell forskning har intervjuer med studenter, lärare och forskare samt studiebesök vid andra universitet tjänat som underlag för gruppens diskussioner.

Gruppen föreslår att en bred fortbildning för lärare med tonvikt på kollaborativa och elevcentrerade pedagogiska metoder initieras, för att motivera lärarna att utnyttja lokalens möjligheter.

Ett förslag på utformning av rummet redovisas i rapporten.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borås: , 2016. p. 11
Series
Rapporter och publikationer från Högskolan i Borås, ISSN 1400-0253 ; 178-16:2
Keywords
Active Learning Classroom
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work; Teacher Education and Education Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11490 (URN)
Projects
Loftet
Available from: 2016-12-19 Created: 2016-12-19 Last updated: 2016-12-19Bibliographically approved
Garrote Jurado, R., Zwierewicz, M., Moraes Cruz, R. & Pettersson, T. (2016). Soluções criativas: o uso de Recursos Educacionais Abertos no acesso e na democratização do Ensino Superior. Revista Polyphonía, 27(1), 155-171
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Soluções criativas: o uso de Recursos Educacionais Abertos no acesso e na democratização do Ensino Superior
2016 (Portuguese)In: Revista Polyphonía, ISSN 2238-8850, Vol. 27, no 1, p. 155-171Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [pt]

A ampliação da Educação a Distância - EaD no contexto brasileiro e internacional vem sendo

acompanhada por uma série de desa%os, implicando, minimamente, na necessidade de compatibilidade

entre a oferta, as possibilidades pedagógicas para o uso de Recursos Educacionais Abertos

- REA e as especi%cidades de aprendizagem de cada contexto. Considerando a relevância da

EaD para o acesso e a democratização do Ensino Superior, este estudo tem como objetivo re&etir

sobre desa%os enfrentados na criação ou adaptação de propostas de ensino para a modalidade ou

projetos semipresenciais, destacando soluções que permearam esse processo em diferentes iniciativas

impulsionadas pela Universidade de Borås - HB (Suécia). Trata-se, portanto, de um relato de

experiências que apresenta soluções criativas planejadas a partir dos desa%os observados na implantação

de propostas em diferentes países, cuja intenção é colaborar para que outras instituições

e outros pro%ssionais interessados facilitem o processo de inserção da EaD.

Palavras-chave: e-learning, Recursos Educacionais Abertos, Ensino Superior.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Goiás: , 2016
Keywords
Higher Education, E-learning, Learning Management Systems, Engineering Education, Educational Technology, Pedagogical Use of ICT, Staff Development, Developing Countries
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11492 (URN)10.5216/rp.v27i1.42293 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-12-19 Created: 2016-12-19 Last updated: 2017-08-23Bibliographically approved
Garrote Jurado, R. & Pettersson, T. (2015). ATTITUDES AND UTILIZATION OF OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES. In: 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION, SEVILLE, SPAIN, NOVEMBER 16-18, 2015: . Paper presented at PROCEEDINGS ICERI2015. Seville
Open this publication in new window or tab >>ATTITUDES AND UTILIZATION OF OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
2015 (English)In: 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION, SEVILLE, SPAIN, NOVEMBER 16-18, 2015, Seville, 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The use of Open Educational Resources (OER) by a number of Latin American lecturers and their students is presented. The respondents were divided in four groups, one each in Cuba, Guatemala, Peru and Brazil. They all participated in a course given by the first author of this paper about the use of learning management systems in the year 2010-12. In that course only OER were used and the participants were strongly encouraged to utilize OER in their work. Two weeks into the course the participants responded to a questionnaire with a number of statements about the use and sharing of free material on the internet.

In this study the lecturers´ opinions about the use of OER at that time are compared with the use of OER by the lecturers and their students about one year after the course was finished.

In all four groups the answers to the first questionnaire showed that, even though the idea to utilize free course material in higher education was new to most of them, the lecturers were positive to the idea of utilizing OER and most of them were prepared to make material of their own available to others.

The results from the first and the second occasion are strongly correlated; the conclusion is that the attitude of the lecturers is of critical importance for the acceptance of OER. The results are consistent with the assumption that many lecturers can find plenty of useful free course material once they are made aware of OER and have methods to disseminate it to their students.

The authors adhere to the opinion that OER could increase the quality of education and contribute to the availability of education worldwide. In order to stimulate the production and dissemination of OER the authors recommend that institutions of education worldwide encourage lecturers to take part in the free sharing of material on the internet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Seville: , 2015
Keywords
information and communication technology, e-learning, Open Educational Resources, higher learning institutions, developing countries
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-3936 (URN)9788460826576 (ISBN)
Conference
PROCEEDINGS ICERI2015
Available from: 2015-12-08 Created: 2015-12-08 Last updated: 2016-03-04Bibliographically approved
Garrote Jurado, R. (2015). Educational Software in Engineering Education. (Doctoral dissertation). Stockholm: Stockholm University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Educational Software in Engineering Education
2015 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis contributes to the quality of engineering education and the accessibility of education worldwide by promoting computer-enhanced teaching and learning. It uses the epistemology of John Dewey (1859-1952) and the action research methodology first advanced by Kurt Lewin (1890-1947). A mixed methods approach that combines qualitative case studies with quantitative research methods is used.

In the first of three case studies engineering students working on their final degree projects participated. To elicit interaction, a learning management system (LMS) was used and the students were strongly encouraged to discuss various aspects of their work.

The second case focused on the barriers to a wider utilization of educational software in engineering education. The case is delimited to lecturers at the School of Engineering at the University of Borås. The investigation focuses on the lecturers’ reluctance to use educational technology and the slow uptake of new pedagogical methods in engineering education.

The third case study covers three subsets of participants. A course intended to improve lecturers handling skills and motivation to utilize educational software in a pedagogically sound manner was given in Cuba, Guatemala and Peru.

The first case demonstrated that computer-enhanced collaborative learning can improve the learning experience and performance of engineering students. The second case showed that LMS tools that facilitate traditional methods are used routinely, whereas lecturers often refrain from using features intended to facilitate collaboration and the creation of communities of learners.

The third case study investigated the use of a complete course package, with all course material and software contained on the same USB drive (LiveUSB Mediated Education, LUME). It is asserted that LUME can facilitate constructivist pedagogical methods and help overcome the reluctance of lecturers to utilize educational software in a pedagogical sound way.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Stockholm University, 2015
Keywords
Higher Education, E-learning, Learning Management Systems, Engineering Education, Educational Technology, Pedagogical Use of ICT, Staff Development, Developing Countries
National Category
Didactics Pedagogy Other Engineering and Technologies
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-682 (URN)978-91-7649-205-5 (ISBN)
Public defence
2015-09-28, Lilla Hörsalen, Naturhistoriska riksmuseet, Frescativägen 40, Stockholm, 13:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2015-09-03 Created: 2015-09-03 Last updated: 2015-09-04Bibliographically approved
Pulgarin, A., Eklund, P., Garrote, R. & Escalona-Fernández, M. I. (2015). Evolution and structure of "sustainable development": A bibliometric study. Brazilian journal of Information Sciecne: Research trends, 9(1), 24
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evolution and structure of "sustainable development": A bibliometric study
2015 (English)In: Brazilian journal of Information Sciecne: Research trends, ISSN 1981-1640, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 24-Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Keywords
sustainable development, bibliometric study, scientific production, Web of Science category
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-665 (URN)
Note

Sustainable development is an interdisciplinary subject that has developed dramatically over the last few decades. Bibliometrics offers quantitative analytical techniques with which to study the development and growth of research in this area. The information used for the present study was retrieved from the SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI, and A&HCI (Thomson Reuters) databases. The search was made on the topic "Sustainable development", limited to Document Types (Article) and Time Span (1900-2013). The result was a total of 13 093 articles retrieved. During the last 10 years, the annual (exponential) growth rate has been 12%, corresponding to a 6-year doubling time. The productivity of the authors varied widely. The 23 290 occurrences of the articles were distributed among 218 Web of Science categories. "Environmental Sciences" was the top-ranked category, with 3427 occurrences (by itself accounting for more than 26% of the total, and presenting the greatest diversity), followed by "Environmental Studies" (2417), "Ecology" (1046), and "Economics" (933). The methodological approach taken in the present work could be used to describe the structure of any other scientific field and its relationships with other disciplines, and to visualize the relationship between the different WoS categories conforming the subject under study.  

Available from: 2015-08-24 Created: 2015-08-24 Last updated: 2015-08-24
Garrote Jurado, R., Pettersson, T., Regueiro Gomez, A. & Scheja, M. (2014). Classification of the features in learning management systems. Paper presented at XVII Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture, Havana City, Cuba, Nov 24th - 28. Paper presented at XVII Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture, Havana City, Cuba, Nov 24th - 28. XVII Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture, Havana City, Cuba, Nov 24th - 28
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Classification of the features in learning management systems
2014 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A Learning Management System (LMS) can be analyzed by sorting the features into four groups; tools for distribution, tools for communication, tools for interaction and tools for course administration. This classification was used for the first time when the use of LMS at the School of Engineering, University of Borås, in the year 2004 and the academic year 2009-2010 was investigated. The results from this longitudinal investigation confirmed the suspicion that lecturers used the available LMS predominantly to distribute documents to students, and that the pattern of use did not change over time. In this article the authors asserts that this classification is necessary to convincingly demonstrate the pattern of use and to analyze the pedagogical application of an LMS. The classification system works regardless of what brand of LMS is used, and it allows the connection between educational procedures and features in the LMS to be analyzed. Today, platforms, similar to a LMS are used in industry and government to handle information, staff development and internal communication. The possibility to analyze the use of such platforms may have beneficial effects on society beyond and outside universities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
XVII Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture, Havana City, Cuba, Nov 24th - 28, 2014
Keywords
ICT, Pedagogy, Engineering Education, E-learning, Logistic, Higher Education, Learning Management Systems, Engineering Education
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-7254 (URN)2320/14380 (Local ID)978-959-261-467-3 (ISBN)2320/14380 (Archive number)2320/14380 (OAI)
Conference
XVII Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture, Havana City, Cuba, Nov 24th - 28
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22
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