Students’ motivation increase as result of comprehensive methodology use in toxicology classes

  1. P. Moyano 1
  2. J. Garcia 2
  3. J.M. Garcia 1
  4. M.V. Naval 1
  5. M. Lobo 1
  6. M.J. Anadon 1
  7. M.T. Frejo 1
  8. J. Del Pino 1
  1. 1 Universidad Complutense de Madrid
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    Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Madrid, España

    ROR 02p0gd045

  2. 2 Alfonso X University
Book:
EDULEARN20 Proceedings: 12th International Conference on Education and New Learning TechnologiesOnline Conference. 6-7 July, 2020.

Publisher: IATED Academy

ISBN: 978-84-09-17979-4

Year of publication: 2020

Pages: 1781

Type: Book chapter

Abstract

The implementation of the European Higher Education Area has led to a change in the methods of teaching, leaving behind the system where the professor was the center of attention, shipping into a system where the student has become the center.In order to adapt to this new era of teaching we implemented a comprehensive methodology where Learning and Knowledge Technologies such as Classroom Response Systems, Digital Blackboard and Screencasting applications, were used together with different methodologies that include the flipped learning, gamification and personalized learning.The use of this comprehensive methodology, which includes gamification and virtual reality practices that have help the students to get a better hold of what is coming for them once they step in the working environment, has resulted in an increase in student’s motivation that has led to an improvement in academic performance.Improvement has been observed both by the better marks that the students get in their tests and by questionnaires in which they answer question such as “in a scale of 1-10 how motivated are you in the class”, “in a scale of 1-5 (1 being not at all and 5 being completely) how much easier is it to understand the subject”. Results of the questionnaires show that a 75% of students are extremely more motivated (9-10), and 20% are more motivated (7-8).