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The potentials of “Flipped Classroom” in Higher Education

Teaching in bilingual curricula under a CLIL approach poses a challenge to instructional design, as it is necessary to integrate content learning with instructional language practice. To implement this design it is essential that students come to class with due preparation (linguistic micro-skills, specific terminology, familiarity with concepts, etc.) through a previous first contact to […]

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#Design4Learning: A great conference in the Open UNiversity!!

Last 26th & 27th of November 2014 we met  in Milton Keynes at Open University for #Design4Learning, the Conference that aims to advance the understanding and application of blended learning, design4learning and learning analytics. The event was a success and I had a great time there shared with my colleagues Bart Rienties and Bas Giesber. […]

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Deben los alumnos organizar sus grupos de trabajo o los asignamos nosotros de forma aleatoria?

¿Utilizas el trabajo en grupo en tus clases? Si practicas este tipo de metodologías, seguro que te has planteado la duda de cómo organizar los grupos: ¿deben los alumnos seleccionar ellos mismos los grupos de trabajo?, ¿es mejor distribuirlos aleatoriamente?. Habitualmente asumimos que cuando los alumnos seleccionan por si mismos los grupos prefieren a sus […]

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15th Biannual Conference EARLI 2013

Last week I attended EARLI 2013 Conference in Munich. A really exciting meeting, with hundreds of participants and topics related with the conference theme Responsible Teaching and Sustainable Learning. Professor Bart Rienties (University of Surrey) organized the symposium No. 25 Understanding emerging knowledge spillovers in small-group learning, a social network perspective in which I participated […]

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El profesor Bart Rienties visita la Universidad de Oviedo

La semana del 11 al 14 de junio de 2013, Bart Rienties, senior lecturer en el Department of Higher Education de la Universidad de Surrey, visitó nuestro Departamento de Economía Aplicada.  Además de reunirse con varios colegas y realizar seminarios de investigación, el Dr. Rientes entrevistó a varios alumnos en relación a su experiencia de […]

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