Google Classroom as a Blended Learning and M-learning Strategy for Training Representatives of the Student Federation of the Salesian Polytechnic University (Guayaquil, Ecuador)

Joe Llerena-Izquierdo, Alejandra Valverde-Macias

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Abstract

This paper presents a new way of training youth aspiring to participate in the Salesian Polytechnic University (Guayaquil, Ecuador) (UPS-Guayaquil) Student Federation (FEUPS), proposing specific content for each federation position using blended learning and M-learning strategies with the help of Google Classroom. The methodology uses technologies that combine both classroom and distance learning activities, supported by the infrastructure of Google’s online platform, and allows the Salesian Polytechnic University’s current Student Federation to participate in efficient, accessible, timely and responsible learning; the use of technologies increases participants comfort and mobility as well as improving their time management. Collaborative applications permit real time access to information. Course planning is conducted according to the objectives of the FEUPS and the effectiveness of course implementation is documented through the verification of obtained knowledge. As the study shows, participants are highly satisfied with the innovative methodology used to implement the course. This study opens the possibility of uniting learning strategies for training through a combination of methodologies suitable for each intended purpose.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSystems and Information Sciences - Proceedings of ICCIS 2020
EditorsMiguel Botto-Tobar, Willian Zamora, Johnny Larrea Plúa, José Bazurto Roldan, Alex Santamaría Philco
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages391-401
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783030591939
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event1st International Conference on Systems and Information Sciences, ICCIS 2020 - Manta, Ecuador
Duration: 27 Jul 202029 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1273 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Systems and Information Sciences, ICCIS 2020
Country/TerritoryEcuador
CityManta
Period27/07/2029/07/20

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank the Salesian Polytechnic University for allowing us to conduct this study in its Guayaquil branch of the university; the team of youth aspiring to participate in the FEUPS; the members of the innovation in education group GIETICEA and of the research group GIEACI (https://gieaci.blog.ups.edu.ec/) for their unconditional support while conducting this study.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021, The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Copyright:
Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Blended learning
  • Computer-supported collaborative learning
  • M-learning

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