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Educación Médica

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LOPEZ-MORALES, Manuel et al. Semi-presential university teaching: An experience in the use of SWAD virtual platform. Educ. méd. [online]. 2011, vol.14, n.4, pp.229-234. ISSN 1575-1813.

Introduction: The new European Space of higher education demands innovation in the university teaching methodology. The use of the new information and communication technologies is a reality in our current society, especially among university students. The use of virtual platforms for teaching is more developed in post graduate lifelong learning than in university education. Materials and methods: This articles narrates an experience in the use of SWAD virtual platform, teaching aid, in the subject course Health and Environment, in the University of Granada. Results and conclusions: The students have a positive opinion about the use of this platform. Their satisfaction level is very high, although it means more dedication and effort than expected. This virtual platform offers academic possibilities that allows us to get close and adapt to the new student profiles. To professors, it means a change in their main activities: preparing and designing contents, virtual tutorials, and forums managing.

Keywords : Competency-based education; Distance education; Educational techniques; Graduate Nursing Education.

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