El uso de plataformas virtuales y su impacto en el proceso de aprendizaje en las asignaturas de las carreras de Criminología y Ciencias Policiales, de la Universidad Estatal a Distancia de Costa Rica

Ana Lorena Vargas-Cubero, Gabriela Villalobos-Torres
2017 Revista Electronic@ Educare  
The objective of this study is to determine how the use of Moodle online educational platform helps students of Criminology and Police Sciences to learn. A high percentage of the students from these majors work and study facing adverse conditions. Improvements in mediation, variety of resources, and autonomous learning may turn into meaningful learning opportunities for students. The methodology of this study is based on a quantitative approach by means of a sample survey. A nineteen-item
more » ... tructured questionnaire was administered to fifty students to explore aspects related to working order, academic performance, and online course mediation. Forty-one out of fifty participants responded evaluating two courses from the Cátedra de Ambiente, Política y Sociedad [Chair of Environment, Politics, and Society] and three courses from the Cátedra de Trabajo Social [Chair of Social Work] that were offered during the first quarter of 2016. The gathered information was tabulated to facilitate its analysis. The results indicate that the use of online platforms and technology can be used to improve meaningful learning. However, the resources do not have an incidence without well-structured courses, resources, and the appropriate mediation from instructors.
doi:10.15359/ree.22-1.2 fatcat:maufj7rpundarhdudmovfh5xy4