RELATEC Vol. 13, núm. 1 (2014)

Hoy traemos a este espacio el último número de la REvista RELATEC

Vol. 13, núm. 1 (2014) Tabla de contenidos

Revista Completa

RELATEC - VOL 13 Nº 1 PDF
Jesús Valverde-Berrocoso (editor) 122 págs.

Artículos

Webinar como estrategia de formación online: descripción y análisis de una experiencia / Webinar as strategy online training: description and analysis of an experience PDF
Manuel Area, Belén Sannicolás, José F. Borrás 11-23
La transferencia de los procesos de investigación en CSCL a las dinámicas de formación. Un análisis de un caso en la Universidad de Valladolid / Transfer processes research in CSCL to training. An analysis of a case in University of Valladolid PDF
Bartolomé Rubia-Avi, Iván Jorrín-Abellán, Yannis Dimitriadis Damoulis 25-35
Análisis del proceso formativo de un grupo de reclusos en un taller de Scratch / Analysis of the training process of a group of prisoners in a Scratch´s workshop PDF
Jon Bustillo-Bayón, María Teresa Vizcarra-Morales, Pilar Aristizabal-Llorente 37-49
Indicadores para la construcción de prácticas colaborativas en entornos virtuales de aprendizaje / Indicators to develop collaborative practices in online learning PDF
Ingrid Noguera, Begoña Gros 51-62
Uso de las TIC en la interacción profesor-alumno: un estudio de caso en una Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño / Using ICT in teacher-student interaction: a case study in a Higher School of Art and Design PDF
Nancy Canós-Rius, Montse Guitert-Catases 63-74
Enriquecimiento de la enseñanza con tecnologías. La visión del alumnado / Teaching Enrichment with Technology. The Students’ Visions PDF
Adriana Gewerc, Almudena Alonso-Ferreiro 75-87
Libros digitales: valoraciones del profesorado sobre el modelo de formación bimodal / Digital Books: teachers' assessment about the model of bimodal training PDF
Mª Esther Del Moral-Pérez, Lourdes Villalustre 89-99
El perfil de consumo televisivo en estudiantes de Grados en Educación / The television viewing habits in university students of Grades in Education PDF
María del Carmen Martínez-Serrano 101-109

Reseñas

Una historia, cuatro historias. Acompañar proyectos de innovación educativa con las TIC PDF
María Rosa Fernández-Sánchez 111-112
Sociofobia. El cambio político en la era de la utopía digital PDF
Concepción López Andrada 113-114
e-Evaluación orientada al e-Aprendizaje estratégico en Educación Superior PDF
Concepción López Andrada 115-116


ISSN: 1695-288X


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The Serious Play Conference. Call for Speaker Submissions

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Call for Speaker Submissions

If you would like to speak at Serious Play please fill out the form below. Keep in mind this is a leadership conference. We are seeking speakers who will share what they have learned from developing or using serious games with other program leads.

Submissions closing March 16, 2014

The Serious Play Conference, now in our 4th year, is a leadership conference for professionals who embrace the idea that games can revolutionize learning. Speakers, who come from all parts of the globe, share their experience creating or using games in the corporation, classroom, healthcare institution, government and military and offer tips on how to move game-based education programs ahead.





About SPC/SGA

At Serious Play, attendees listen, share and participate actively in informal sessions dedicated to the discussion of the future of serious games.
The Serious Games Conference is produced by the Serious Games Association, an international organization for everyone in the serious games industry.
In addition to producing our annual Serious Play Conference, the SGA offers a Serious Games Directory; a webinar series featuring industry experts; and Serious Games News.
The SGA is headed by Sue Bohle, Executive Director, a former educator with more than 25 years’ experience in the game industry.
Membership in the Serious Games Association is only $50 for individuals and $150 for companies. For more information, visit www.seriousgamesassociation.com

Conference Schedule

The Conference Schedule with dates and times for 2014 will be posted in May. These listings from the 2013 Serious Play Conference will give you an idea of what’s in store.


Speakers

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"Apps for #mlearning in Higher Education" RUSC Vol 11, No 1 (January 2014) @UOCUniversidad

Hoy traemos a este espacio al  Vol 11, No 1 (January 2014) de la Revista RUSC de la UOC:
In this issue, the special section entitled "Apps for M-learning in Higher Education" has six articles which analyze the current state of m-learning and its prospects for the future. This special section is coordinated by two experts in the field, Professor Mohamed Ally from the University of Athabasca, Canada, and Professor Josep Prieto, researcher with the Mobility, Multimedia and Multidevice Innovation Group (mUOC) at the UOC. As well as the special section, the journal also contains nine articles about research into education and technology, including a study into learning networks to enhance reflectivity or a study of a mathematics program for detecting plagiarism entitled “Determination of writing styles to detect similarities in digital documents”.

Full Issue
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Table of Contents

EditorialPDF PDF (ESPAÑOL) PDF (CATALÀ) EPUBEPUB (ESPAÑOL) EPUB (CATALÀ)
Josep M. Duart1-3

Research Articles

Open educational practices and technology appropriation: the case of the Regional Open Latin American Community for Social and Educational Research (CLARISE)PDF PDF (ESPAÑOL) EPUB EPUB (ESPAÑOL)
María del Carmen Betancourt Franco, Rosario Celaya Ramírez, María Soledad Ramírez Montoya4-17
Academic writing supported by digital templates in teacher trainingPDF PDF (ESPAÑOL) EPUB EPUB (ESPAÑOL)
Beatriz Figueroa Sandoval, Mariana Aillon Neumann, Andrés Fuentealba Urra18-31
Learning networks to enhance reflectivity: key elements for the design of a reflective networkPDF EPUB
David Garcia Cardenas32-48
Educational innovation through ICTs in the university setting. What do students think of these practices?PDF PDF (ESPAÑOL) EPUB EPUB (ESPAÑOL)
Fernando Gómez Gonzalvo49-60
Competency training in universities via projects and Web 2.0 tools. Analysis of an experiencePDF PDF (ESPAÑOL) EPUB EPUB (ESPAÑOL)
Rosa García-Ruiz, Natalia González Fernández, Paloma Contreras Pulido61-75
Project-based learning in virtual environments: a case study of a university teaching experiencePDF PDF (ESPAÑOL) EPUB EPUB (ESPAÑOL)
Esther Márquez Lepe, María Luisa Jiménez-Rodrigo76-90
Application and validation of a techno-pedagogical lecturer training model using a virtual learning environmentPDF PDF (ESPAÑOL) EPUB EPUB (ESPAÑOL)
Mónica Inés Monsiváis Almada, Lewis McAnally Salas, Gilles Lavigne91-107
Creating and using educational resources to improve practical teaching in the Human Physiology subject on the bachelor’s degree course in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences. Assessment of resultsPDF PDF (ESPAÑOL) EPUB EPUB (ESPAÑOL)
Gemma Olmos, M. Piedad Ruiz-Torres, Laura Calleros, María Alicia Cortés, Sergio de Frutos, Rafael Ospina, Manuel Rodríguez-Puyol108-127
Determination of writing styles to detect similarities in digital documentsPDF PDF (ESPAÑOL) EPUB EPUB (ESPAÑOL)
Yohandri Ril Gil, Yuniet del Carmen Toll Palma, Eddy Fonseca Lahens128-141

Special Section

What is the future of mobile learning in education?PDF EPUB
Mohamed Ally, Josep Prieto-Blázquez142-151
Mobile learning in the field of Architecture and Building Construction. A case study analysisPDF PDF (ESPAÑOL) EPUB EPUB (ESPAÑOL)
Ernest Redondo, David Fonseca, Albert Sánchez, Isidro Navarro152-174
Mobile learning: a collaborative experience using QR codesPDF PDF (ESPAÑOL) EPUB EPUB (ESPAÑOL)
Meritxell Monguillot Hernando, Carles González Arévalo, Montse Guitert Catasús, Carles Zurita Mon175-191
Student projects empowering mobile learning in higher educationPDF PDF (ESPAÑOL) EPUB EPUB (ESPAÑOL)
Àngels Rius, Robert Clarisó, David Masip192-207
M-learning patterns in the virtual classroomPDF PDF (ESPAÑOL) EPUB EPUB (ESPAÑOL)
Fernando A. López, María Magdalena Silva208-221
A comparative study of computer and mobile phone-mediated collaboration: the case of university students in JapanPDF EPUB
Gibran Alejandro Garcia222-237


RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal is an e-journal coedited by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Barcelona) and its eLearn Center, and the University of New England (Australia) and its DeHub.
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Applications of online training: healthcare training

healthcare-trainingContinuous medical training is deemed compulsory for all healthcare professionals, to ensure knowledge, skills and competencies are not only maintained but also regularly updated and upgraded. Training is important for most professions but especially in healthcare it can mean the difference between life and death.

The current medical training system has many unresolved problems and issues such as the high cost of establishing and maintaining physical training centers, difficulty in meeting changing demands due to demographics and ever changing trends in disease, medical technologies and drugs.  In the busy world of healthcare, finding time to train staff can prove to be difficult. Their roles are often invaluable and it can be hard to find a convenient time to take them out of their work environment for training purposes.

Online learning brings important benefits to healthcare professionals including the ability to receive training at any time, from anywhere, on any device, and on the go – reducing lost time and less productivity. In medical training meaning derives from interaction – videos can be used to impart basic knowledge and face-to-face time can be reserved for more engaging activities. Refresher courses can be taken at any time by learners, and learning can be easily monitored.

Do More with Less Using Online Training

As medical technology and pharmaceutical companies continue to launch new equipment and products aimed at improving patient care and treating illnesses, effective training for any new device or drug is essential for physicians, nurses, clinicians, and technicians . When it comes to online device and drug training, a blended learning environment that includes online training makes a great deal of sense for the industry. E-learning can complement or even replace in-person training in many cases. The benefits of e-learning are numerous:

  1. Cost: Training is decreased as a company expense.
  2. Speed: Customers can begin to use products faster without waiting for a training representative.
  3. Feedback: Customers can provide feedback on training immediately.
  4. Compliance & tracking: For risk management and audit purposes, organizations can maintain records of everyone who has completed training.

Applications of online training: product training

When a company has a new product, despite it being an exciting time, there is the issue of training employees on its features which may be problematic due to the time and cost involved, especially in face-to-face training. Employee productivity drops when employees are spending many hours sitting in training rooms during work hours – and when the benefits of that training are not trackable it hardly seems worth the effort. Online training solves all of these problems by being available to the employee in his/ her own free time, and saving the company the costs of bringing in a trainer, renting spaces for training, travel expenses involved and lost productivity.

What’s more, in the case of multinationals, when staff are trained across borders, training programs need to be adapted to different markets since a “one size fits all” approach will not work. With elearning, product training courses can be adapted with a minimum of fuss so that cultural learning differences can be accounted for and content can be delivered consistently across borders.

There is also a very real impact in terms of ROI. Businessspectator.com cites the following example: “In July 2013, CommVault looked to demonstrate the value of training by conducting a test with a customer that had consistently reported high numbers of monthly training-related incidents.” CommVault had the customer do a specific course for one of its products. After completing the training the pre-training incident log of 17.5 calls per month moved to 6.5 calls per month – a decrease of more than 62%. “This delivered a saving of $5,000. Before taking the course, the operating cost for this particular customer was $8,000+ per month, not including the cost impact of customer productivity losses and downtime.”

Benefits of online product training:

  • Training becomes flexible, easy and quick. Staff can complete training in their own time, on their own devices, and on the go.
  • Employees can be trained up on a new product or service in multiple locations, multiple languages, all at once or at different times, and from day one of release!
  • Training can be adapted cross-culturally and to different markets, quickly and easily.
  • Companies will have more efficient and trained staff with up-to-date and applicable knowledge.
  • Greater efficiency and productivity means increased profits.

Applications of online training: safety training

health-and-safety-trainingThe main benefit of online training when it comes to safety and compliance is that employees can be reached everywhere, all over the world, at any time. One cannot take shortcuts when it comes to safety training and federal mandates, and face-to-face training just won’t cut it when you have employees scattered all over the country, or world for that matter. Safety and compliance training needs to be quickly updated and disseminated to employees quickly and easily – with the minimum of fuss. Online training is the only way a large number or employees in different locations can be reached at once without costing a fortune.

Types of safety training offered by elearning organizations

The subjects covered in safety training programs online varies greatly, depending upon the company and industry. For example, a moving company might want to inform their employees about proper lifting procedures to avoid back injuries, while a medical facility may opt for a blood borne pathogen safety training course.

Generally, online courses offer multimedia presentations of specific safety risk situations or hazards, and can accurately illustrate the proper response.

What are the benefits of safety training online?

The most significant benefit of virtual safety training is the decreased risk of on-the-job injury and accidents. Not only can this lower the risk of costs associated with injury, illness, death, damage to equipment, higher insurance premiums, staff turnover, and also delayed deliveries of products and service – but it can ensure that worker productivity levels remain high. A safety training program protects your company and shows you have adequately trained employees in workplace safety. An insurance company, for example, can examine the safety training program you have made employees complete, and understand whether requirements have been met to protect employees and ensure workplace safety. Safety training also gives employees the confidence they need to work without fear of safety, and boosts efficiency and productivity.

Safety training can have beneficial impact on any business, no matter how large or small:

a)      Best practice: this stresses the importance of the best work methods and procedures to employees, and communicates the commitment the company has to high performance standards.

b)      Compliance: training ensures employees are compliant with all industrial and enterprise awards and agreements.

c)       Increase productivity: training increases quality of work produced and efficiency in which tasks are completed.

d)      Reduction of costs: fewer work-related injuries or accidents will occur, reducing overall costs (associated with injury, illness, insurance claims etc.).

e)      Risk management: training contributes to the process of identifying, understanding and eliminating risks within the workplace.

Applications of online training: sales training

trainingEffective sales training develops the individual’s skills and builds on existing abilities to ultimately improve business performance through increased productivity and profitability. Good sales training courses can lead to an increase in activity levels, sales volumes and order size. There are also additional benefits to training such as improved sales force retention (since recruitment is costly), improved employee motivation and engagement, and a greater receptiveness to change.  Online sales training also presents a very low risk investment – you only require a 0.5% improvement in performance in order to profit from sales training and anything above that is additional profit.

Online sales training offers a wide range of benefits to salespeople looking to sharpen their capabilities and build new skill sets. Good online sales training will thoroughly prepare employees for sales success by enabling employees to gain expertise and practical knowledge about successful selling, give confidence to the learner, and provide them with the skills necessary to succeed.
Beyond the obvious advantages (for example, employees being able to complete training courses and modules at their own pace, on the go, and within management-set time frames) the best online sales training uses powerful interactive tools which engage learners and allow both trainers and trainees to track progress. The most effective online training programs have comprehensive tracking and reporting tools, allowing management to see how their employees are progressing at a glance.

Some benefits of online sales training:

  1. Ease of use: any salesperson, no matter what their level of experience, can learn from an online sales training programs
  2. Interactivity: questions can be asked and answered in real time. With online sales training programs anyone can be trained at any location, in most any language.
  3. Instant access: training programs are available to learners all day, every day, throughout the year. Employees can log in and start learning whenever they have the time and from wherever they are located!
  4. Customization of training process: online sales training programs allow for material to be created and added to customize training for the individual, particular company branches, localities and/or specific requirements etc.
  5. Flexibility: online sales training programs should be accessible from a variety of devices wherever and whenever employees want to learn on the go. They should be able to log in and learn any time.
  6. Accountability: the most effective online training programs have comprehensive tracking and reporting tools, allowing management to see how their employees are progressing at a glance. General statistics can also be viewed and broken down.

Sales training is one of the most cost effective ways to improve business performance, and conducting that training online makes it even more of a cost saver. If implemented properly, good sales training will be repaid many times over.