Use of PLE-Portfolio to Assess the Competency-Based Learning through Web 2.0 in Technical Engineering Education

Referència: Badilla, G.; Carrasco, J.L.; i Prats, M.A. (2014). Use of PLE-Portfolio to Assess the Competency-Based Learning through Web 2.0 in Technical Engineering Education. International Journal of Engineering Education, 30(3), 675-682.

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This article describes an experience of the use of Personal Learning Environment (PLE)-Portfolio to compile various digital artifacts in virtual spaces, which represent a theoretical content learning process associated with knowledge, in a competency-based context, using a variety of Web 2.0 tools. Based on the Learning Spiral as a framework for curriculum design in connectivisim and in the co-association, it created lessons, activities, and projects in order to create dynamic learning situations that contribute to the development of thinking skills and mental habits of first-year college students of technical engineering education at the Higher Technical Network Administration and Computational Support of the Lota Arauco Technical Training Center at the University of Concepción. To analyze the experience, it proposed an evaluation model that was built using ICT, evaluative principles, a defined competencies standard, evidence and types of ICT assessment. As data instrument collection, rubrics were used that allowed todetermine what students did with and without ICT. Main results of this experienceare the generation of a methodological and evaluative model that facilitates theoretical learning, from the paradigm of learning using ICT, for exampleto promote higher competencies development in students, incorporating ICT seamlessly into a learning activity, increasing motivation and collaborative work in the physical and virtual classrooms.