Teaching

Book Chapter: Past, Present, and Future of Podcasting in Higher Education

Hello everyone,

I have just published a new chapter about the use of Podcasting in Higher Education. I attach the reference and the link.

Fernandez, V.; Sallan, J.M.; Simo, P. (2015). Past, Present, and Future of Podcasting in Higher Education, Mang Li and Yong Zhao (Eds.), Exploring Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, , pages: 305-330, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-55352-3_14, pISBN: […]

By |Wednesday, October 15 2014|Research, Teaching|Comments Off on Book Chapter: Past, Present, and Future of Podcasting in Higher Education

MOOC’s: New Sources of Training

With the current structure of university studies, most doctoral programs in Spain do not have specific and transversal courses because they have been transferred to some specific master’s degrees. Therefore, students should seek alternative sources of training to supplement the knowledge they are acquiring in their doctoral program. One of these alternative sources of […]

By |Thursday, September 25 2014|Research, Teaching|Comments Off on MOOC’s: New Sources of Training

Latex: Editing of scientific papers

As we discussed in a previous post, the user inserts the contents of a document in a structured manner following its semantic value in text editors WYSIWYM, rather than in its final form. The main advantage of these text editors is that there is a complete separation between content and presentation. The user is […]

By |Monday, July 14 2014|Research, Software, Teaching|Comments Off on Latex: Editing of scientific papers

The importance of attention and effort in education

Today I want to share with you an excerpt from Weil on attention and effort in education:
If we concentrate our attention on trying to solve a problem of geometry, and if at the end of an hour we are no nearer to doing so than at the beginning, we have nevertheless been making progress […]

By |Tuesday, November 12 2013|Private, Teaching|Comments Off on The importance of attention and effort in education

Weekly summary about research on Social Sciences (November, 2nd 2013)

This week I recommend the following posts and papers:

1. 23 things for research. This time, I do not suggest an entry in a blog, but the 23 posts of a blog. This blog is an online learning programme for researchers, students and staff at the University of Oxford. Link

2. Commenting on scientific papers. This […]

By |Saturday, November 2 2013|Research, Teaching|Comments Off on Weekly summary about research on Social Sciences (November, 2nd 2013)

Assessment Report: Master’s Thesis (second part)

Today I want to share with you the second document that I have created from a review of information from various universities for evaluation of Master’s Thesis by the advisor of the Master Thesis. I hope you find it useful … All comments are welcome to improve it. One more thing, I’m sorry but […]

By |Wednesday, October 23 2013|Teaching|Comments Off on Assessment Report: Master’s Thesis (second part)

Assessment Report: Master’s Thesis

Today I want to share with you a document that I have created from a review of information from various universities for evaluation of Master’s Thesis. I hope you find it useful … All comments are welcome to improve it. One more thing, I’m sorry but the document is in Spanish. I will try […]

By |Tuesday, September 24 2013|Teaching|Comments Off on Assessment Report: Master’s Thesis

New Book: Cases in Management Engineering

Some professors and lecturers from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-Barcelona Tech, including myself, have published the following open access book (in Spanish) through the publisher OmniaScience. The book is linked to the Master in Management Engineering at ETSEIAT.

This book presents a collection of 18 cases that have been created as a result of the teaching innovation project “Transversality in […]

By |Tuesday, September 10 2013|Teaching|Comments Off on New Book: Cases in Management Engineering

Weekly summary (August, 30th 2013)

This week I recommend the following posts and papers:

1. Open peer review. This post exposes new forms of open peer review, which allow academics to separate scholarly evaluation from academic journals. Link

2. To critique original research outputs. This post exposes the difficulties to present some kinds of research conclusions to the general public. Link

3. […]

By |Friday, August 30 2013|Research, Teaching|Comments Off on Weekly summary (August, 30th 2013)

Weekly summary (July, 20th 2013)

This week I recommend the following posts and papers:

1. The value of academic writing is in its ability to channel further thought. This post exposes that the attempts to measure the value of academic writing in formal assessments have been profoundly damaging both to thought and academic literature. Link

2. The Open Journal Project. This […]

By |Saturday, July 20 2013|Research, Teaching|Comments Off on Weekly summary (July, 20th 2013)