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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. & Christie, M. (2011). LiveUSB Mediated Education: A method to facilitate computer supported education. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 27(4)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>LiveUSB Mediated Education: A method to facilitate computer supported education
2011 (English)In: Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, ISSN 1449-3098, E-ISSN 1449-5554, Vol. 27, no 4Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper the authors analyse the design and implementation of a course about learning management systems (LMS). The course was first given in Cuba and then in Guatemala and Peru, within the project USo+I: Universidad, Sociedad e Innovación, Mejora de la pertinencia de la educación en las ingenierías de Latinoamérica financed by the European Union's ALFA III program. In the course only open educational resources (OER) were used and all course material was stored on USB drives together with the needed software. All programs were executable directly from the memory to meet any problems of limited access to the Internet. Problem based learning was used, with the course divided into two weeks of on campus lectures and workshops followed by distance learning for three months, altogether corresponding to ten weeks of full time studies. The authors propose the term LiveUSB Mediated Education (LUME) for a course package, with course material and software contained on the same USB drive. The participants' opinions about the course and their perceptions about LMS and OER were investigated in order to determine the extent to which the LUME method can facilitate cost-effective computer aided education, especially in developing countries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, 2011
Keywords
e-learning, engineering education, open educational resources oer, earning management systems, Engineering Education
National Category
Pedagogy Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-3146 (URN)2320/8808 (Local ID)2320/8808 (Archive number)2320/8808 (OAI)
Note

Sponsorship:

This work has been produced with financial assistance from the European Community, contract DCIALA/ 19.09.01/08/19189/160-922/ALFA III-9. The main founding was provided by the university of Borås.

Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-12-01
Garrote Jurado, R. & Pettersson, T. (2011). LiveUSB Mediated Education (LUME). Paper presented at Congreso Iberoamericano Educación y Sociedad (CIEDUC 2011)http://www.cieduc.org/. Paper presented at Congreso Iberoamericano Educación y Sociedad (CIEDUC 2011)http://www.cieduc.org/.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>LiveUSB Mediated Education (LUME)
2011 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A poster presentation about the course of the use of Learning Management Systems (LMS), given by the University of Borås to lecturers in Cuba, Guatemala and Peru.

Keywords
e-learning, learning management systems, developing countries, Higher Education
National Category
Pedagogy Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6641 (URN)2320/9522 (Local ID)2320/9522 (Archive number)2320/9522 (OAI)
Conference
Congreso Iberoamericano Educación y Sociedad (CIEDUC 2011)http://www.cieduc.org/
Note

Sponsorship:

This work has been produced with financial assistance from the European Community; contract DCI-ALA/19.09.01/08/ 19189/160-922/ALFA III-9. The contents are the sole responsibility of the authors and in no way to be regarded as reflecting the official views of the European Union.

Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22
Garrote Jurado, R. & Pettersson, T. (2011). LiveUSB Mediated Education (LUME). ijEDict - International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 7(1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>LiveUSB Mediated Education (LUME)
2011 (English)In: ijEDict - International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, ISSN 1814-0556, E-ISSN 1814-0556, Vol. 7, no 1Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

In this article the authors propose LiveUSB Mediated Education (LUME) as a term to describe the packaging of a complete set of course material together with the software necessary to access the material on a portable memory device. It is argued that the method offers a convenient tool to utilize Open Educational Resources (OER) and can significantly improve the availability of education worldwide. The article gives a description of the design and implementation of a course within the project USo+I: Universidad, Sociedad e Innovación financed by the European Union, within the ALFA III program. The course uses only OER and all material is available from USB-memory sticks to meet any problems of limited access to computers or internet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2011
Keywords
e-learning, learning management systems, engineering education, developing countries, Engineering Education, Higher Education
National Category
Pedagogy Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-3147 (URN)2320/8813 (Local ID)2320/8813 (Archive number)2320/8813 (OAI)
Note

Sponsorship:

This work has been produced with financial assistance from the European Community, contract DCIALA/ 19.09.01/08/19189/160-922/ALFA III-9. The main funding was provided by the University of Borås

Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-12-01
Garrote Jurado, R. & Pettersson, T. (2011). The use of learning management systems: A Longitudinal Case Study. E-learning and Education, 8
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The use of learning management systems: A Longitudinal Case Study
2011 (English)In: E-learning and Education, ISSN 1860-7470, E-ISSN 1860-7470, Vol. 8Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article the use of Learning Management Systems (LMS) at the School of Engineering, University of Borås, in the year 2004 and the academic year 2009-2010 is investigated. The tools in the LMS were classified into four groups (tools for distribution, tools for communication, tools for interaction and tools for course administration) and the pattern of use was analyzed. The preliminary interpretation of the results was discussed with a group of teachers from the School of Engineering with long experience of using LMS. High expectations about LMS as a tool to facilitate flexible education, student centered methods and the creation of an effective learning environment is abundant in the literature. This study, however, shows that in most of the surveyed courses the available LMS is predominantly used to distribute documents to students. The authors argue that a more elaborate use of LMS and a transformation of pedagogical practices towards social constructivist, learner centered procedures should be treated as an integrated process of professional development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Di P P - N R W, 2011
Keywords
e-learning, learning management systems, engineering education, educational technology, Engineering Education, Higher Education
National Category
Pedagogy Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-3193 (URN)2320/9524 (Local ID)2320/9524 (Archive number)2320/9524 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-12-01
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