Elena Barberà's research while affiliated with Open University of Catalonia and other places

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This research shows and analyses a pedagogical experience with ePortfolio into the bridge context between higher education and profession in Latin America, particularly Architectural Design Studio (ADS). The objective was to reveal the impacts of ePortfolio use as a tool of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on the training process to...
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In massive open online courses (MOOCs), recommendation relationships present a collection of associations that imply a new form of integration, such as an interdisciplinary synergy among diverse disciplines. This study took a computer science approach, using the susceptible-infected (SI) model to simulate the process of learners accessing courses w...
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Social support was an important factor in minimizing the effect of social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. This research aimed to study the role of online class participation and social media usage to link the social support available from family and friends to psychological resilience among pre-service special education teachers ag...
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Higher education has been shifted toward blended learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. An increase in social media usage intensity and reduced face-to-face interaction due to the COVID-19 pandemic urged instructional communication researchers to revisit the dynamics of learners’ group development in terms of their socialization and academic perfor...
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Since the turn of this century, much of the world has undergone tectonic socio technological change. Computers have left the isolated basements of research institutes and entered people’s homes. Network connectivity has advanced from slow and unreliable modems to high-speed broadband. Devices have evolved: from stationary desktop computers to ever-...
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Research on mode in computer-mediated communication and language learning has primarily focused on mode-as-channel of communication such as audio- or videoconferencing. However, increasingly sophisticated technological tools now facilitate communication in multiple ways so that learners can convey and respond to peers and screen-based resources, bo...
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Many researchers agree that awareness of agency and how it is enacted through different participants holds a key role in developing digital literacy. Recognition of the ways in which digital tools can appropriate and shape humans’ semiotic work and even act out roles in communication is part of critical digital literacy. In digital environments, hu...
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The paper presents the design of a self-regulated learning support layer which focuses on fostering learning agency awareness and student ownership in MOOC as quality deep learning indicators. Rooted in self-regulated learning ownership provides remarkable learning factors such as a sense of belongingness, increased commitment and perception of sel...
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Architectural Design Studio (ADS) is the most important course in architectural education due to the integrative nature of the knowledge acquired by the students through the formative process. In this course, the inclusion of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is generally not often considered to gather information on how the studen...
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The objective of this research is to identify, within the context of teaching-learning through the Design Studio, factors and criteria which may support the construction of architectural indicators of learning in students. This may be achieved through the integrated analysis of the evidences of learning included in the e-portfolio, using the tradit...
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This article describes the development of an application for the grading and provision of feedback on educational processes. The too, named EduZinc, enables instructors to go through the complete process of creating and evaluating the activities and materials of a course. The application enables for the simultaneous management of two teaching-relat...
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This research aims at studying the processes of learning regulation in xMOOC environments, attending to both the individual and social dimensions of learning. Specifically, it attempts to analyze how the processes of self-regulation, co-regulation and socially shared regulation can be supported and promoted in open and massive learning contexts to...
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Research into the multimodal aspects of language is increasingly important as communication through a screen plays a greater role in modern society than ever before (Liou, 2011). Multimodality has been explored from a number of angles relating to computer-mediated communication (CMC), such as its affordances and impact on language learners, highlig...
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Intentionally clicking screen-based navigational resources can be one way in which learners exercise agency in online tasks by making choices and acting on them. Because such navigational acts require learners to be initiators and responders of navigational resources, possibilities may exist for meaning making beyond the lingual. However, the meani...
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p>El presente artículo determina qué roles educativos y qué resultados son importantes en el siglo XXI desde el punto de vista de los estudiantes en ambientes de aprendizaje asincrónicos. A fin de definir el rendimiento de los profesores, se utilizó revisión de literatura, entrevistas de fondo con expertos y un estudio piloto con alumnos. En esta i...
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The topic of online instructors’ roles has been of interest to the educational community since the late twentieth century. In previous studies, the identification of online instructors’ roles was done using a top-down (deductive) approach. This study applied a bottom-up (inductive) procedure to examine not only the roles of online instructors from...
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In this paper, we have developed a classification model for online learning environments that relates the Instructors Overall Performance (IOP) rating (according to students’ perceptions) with the course characteristics, students’ demographics and the effectiveness of the instructor in his/her teaching roles. To that end, a comprehensive Student Ev...
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El plasmar en el perfil de egreso de los licenciados en educación, de la Facultad de Ciencias Educativas de la Universidad Autónoma del Carmen, el dominio de las tecnologías de la información, denota que deben desarrollar las habilidades que les permiten ser competentes en el manejo de las múltiples opciones de las tecnologías de la información y l...
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This paper presents the results of how four dyads in an online task-based synchronous computer-mediated (tb-scmc) interaction event use their agency to carry out speaking tasks, and how their choices and actions affect time spent interacting in the target language. A case study approach was employed to analyse the language functions and cognitive a...
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p class="3">This paper presents a case study of the co-design process for an online course on Sustainable Development (Degree in Tourism) involving the teacher, two students, and the project researchers. The co-design process was founded on an inquiry-based and technology-enhanced model that takes shape in a set of design principles. The research h...
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Learner agency, the capability of individual human beings to make choices and act on these choices in a way that makes a difference in their lives (Martin, 2004), is instrumental in second language learning because attainment is only arrived at by learner choice (Pavlenko & Lantolf, 2000). If attainment is understood as learner engagement in synchr...
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p class="3">This paper determines which instructional roles and outputs are important in the 21<sup>st</sup> century from the perspective of students in asynchronous learning environments. This research work uses a literature review, in-depth interviews with experts, and a pilot study with students to define the instructors’ outputs. Following this...
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Learning quality and learner retention should be among the most important challenges of MOOCs. In these courses, learning support is a key element, and it can be derived from resources interaction, peer interaction, tutoring, and institutional support. As MOOCs are characterized by their large enrollment and low completion rates, it is prudent to e...
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Resumen En el marco de la consolidación de la RED de portafolios electrónicos (e-portafolios) en el estado español, el presente artículo expone, los marcos conceptuales que guían las diferentes propuestas en el diseño y la implementación de e-portafolios en la educación superior. En este texto se realiza una cierta revisión sobre estas perspectivas...
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This article explores the quality of the online learning experience based on the Sloan-C framework and the Online Learning Consortium’s (OLC) quality scorecard. The OLC index has been implemented to evaluate quality in online programs from different perspectives. Despite this, the opinions of learners are ignored, and it is built using feedback fro...
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Objectiu: identificació i anàlisi de les categories sobre el coneixement implicades en l'adquisició de la competència informacional potenciades per l'ús d'un portfolio digital/PLE (e-Portfolio/PLE) en un àmbit d'educació formal, especialment amb relació al desenvolupament de processos estratègics o condicionals. -- Metodologia: anàlisi qualitativa...
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Objective: This paper identifies and analyses the categories of knowledge involved in the acquisition of information competence in a formal education setting, examining how this is enhanced by the use of a mixed e-portfolio/PLE. Our focus is on how the use of e-portfolios can help students develop systems of strategic or conditional knowledge. Meth...
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Objectiu: identificació i anàlisi de les categories sobre el coneixement implicades en l'adquisició de la competència informacional potenciades per l'ús d'un portfolio digital/PLE (e-Portfolio/PLE) en un àmbit d'educació formal, especialment amb relació al desenvolupament de processos estratègics o condicionals. -- Metodologia: anàlisi qualitativa...
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This study examines success factors in online learning from the instructors’ perspective. Academic success comprises not only student satisfaction and good grades, but also perception of learning and knowledge transfer. A systemic model of inputs–process–outputs of learning was used. A total of 322 online teachers from four different universities a...
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Due to the increasingly multicultural nature of e-learning environments, it is critical that instructors and instructional designers be aware of the importance of cultural factors in education and that they del iver culturally adaptive instruction. The main challenge of this paper is identifying the critical success factors for multicultural online...
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Educational data mining (EDM) is a research area where the goal is to develop data mining methods to examine data critically from educational environments. Traditionally, EDM has addressed the following problems: clustering, classification, regression, anomaly detection and association rule mining. In this paper, the ordinal regression (OR) paradig...
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This paper introduces a conceptual matrix for analyzing ePortfolios, both in terms of design and educational purposes. For the development of this matrix, defined as support for the development of a diagnostic and projective tool, we applied an integrative literature review validated by experts. The matrix can help those who want to implement an eP...
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The Design2Learn project intends to involve students in the co-design of learning scenarios that are inquiry-based and expanded by technology. In this paper we focus on the potential of empowering the student voice through student involvement in the joint process of designing learning scenarios with teachers and researchers. We believe that these p...
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This paper identifies trends in the emerging models of knowledge production available in our society. We suggest it is crucial not only to be aware of these emerging models but also to be open to opportunities and possibilities that may still develop. We consider how people may express different levels of solidarity and commitment to these trends a...
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Se presenta las novedades de la plataforma Carpeta Digital correspondientes a elementos propios de un PLE. La plataforma es un generador de portafolios digitales desde una metodología centrada en el estudiante (integrando aprendizajes de los ámbitos formal e informal) y orientada por el docente. En el último año se han añadido funciones que permite...
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Online learning provides the opportunity to work on academic tasks at any time while doing other activities, such as using web 2.0 tools. This study identifies factors that contribute to success in online learning from the students’ perspective and their relationship with time patterns. A survey of learning outputs was used to identify relationship...
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This paper reports on an empirical and descriptive investigation into how teachers and learners use technology in three prototypical learning activities in a higher educational online learning environment. Additionally, the relationship between the educational uses of technology and the overall educational patterns of interaction between teachers a...
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Though the concept of time is fuzzily defined in education, it embraces many key teaching and learning aspects of the educational situation from scheduling (at the macro, meso, and micro level) through certification (i.e., credit requirements). It is also one of the determining factors within institutions for distance learning where education is al...
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In the knowledge society, autonomous and Self-Directed Learning (SDL) have become particularly important for professional development and lifelong learning. This kind of learning can take place in physical and virtual spaces that may belong to formal institutions but also to extended communities and networks. In virtual spaces, self-directed learni...
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Psychological theory and research has contributed to the characterisation and resolution of numerous applied problems in educational and technological contexts. In this chapter, the authors consider psychological theory and research concerning time and discuss how it can inform the understanding of the temporal dimension of mobile learning. Mobile...
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Creativity is a key learning objective in higher education, both in face-to-face and online learning contexts. In this study we discuss the concept of creative collaboration and the way this competency could be supported by the use of computer-based environments in online learning. The analysis of the creative process in the context of individual c...
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The purpose of this research was to identify factors of success in online learning from learners’ perception from four universities in different countries. A systemic and socio-constructivist model of inputs-process-outputs of learning was used with five learner predictor factors, eight institutional predictor factors and three different outcome fa...
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The purpose of this research was to identify factors of success in online learning from learners’ perception from four universities in different countries. A systemic and socio-constructivist model of inputs-process-outputs of learning was used with five learner predictor factors (general self-efficacy, self-efficacy online, motivation, prior knowl...
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Connectivism, which has been argued to be a new learning theory, has emerged in the field of online learning during the last decade. On the World Wide Web at least, connectivism promises to establish learning spaces similar to those that Ivan Illich imagined in ‘Deschooling Society’, through so-called massive online open courses (MOOCs). In this pa...
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Online education, with its genuine characteristics, has changed the way students experience learning processes. This fact led research to study the aspects of online learning settings that influence the way students experience their learning, and several aspects were identified from this effort. However, usually each study focuses on only one or a...
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Online learning provides the opportunity to work on academic tasks at any time at the same time as doing other activities, such as using in web 2.0 tools. This study identifies factors that contribute to success in online learning from the students’ perspective and their relationship with time patterns. A survey of learning outputs was used to find...
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This study identifies predictor factors that contribute to success in online learning from the students’ perspective. A systemic and socio-constructivist model of inputs-process-outputs of learning was used (Barbera & Linder-VanBerschot, 2011). A questionnaire was completed by 198 students from a university in Mexico; the findings suggest that from...
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This article defines a methodological design for analysing time regulation patterns and learning efficiency in collaborative learning contexts in online education. The methodological design explained here is based on a thorough literature review of time regulation in learning contexts and its adaptation to the scenario of the appropriate research f...
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In this reflection, we discuss the connectivist conception of learning in Web 2.0 environments, which underpins the pedagogy of what are known as cMOOCs (connectivist massive open online courses). We argue that this conception of learning is inadequate and problematic, and we propose that cultural psychology is best suited to address the explanator...
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Estudiar en un campus virtual permite una alta flexibilidad temporal, cuyos inconvenientes han sido poco analizados. El objetivo de este estudio es identificar las dificultades temporales de los estudiantes universitarios en el contexto de la formación a distancia en relación a la flexibilidad temporal del campus virtual. Los estudiantes en formaci...
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Temporal flexibility in learning is one of the main promises and advantages of online learning, as well as one of its most important characteristics. This advantage has been widely exploited by institutions, which offer several degrees online or constitute themselves fully online. Although it is clear that online university courses are able to be m...
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Creativity is one of the competencies required in order successfully to meet challenges across the life span. After defining the broad concept of creativity and its relevance in education, this paper discusses the outcome of a literature review on creativity in collaborative learning across the different stages of an individual’s development, with...
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Empirical data on the presence, nature, and content of variables related with temporal factors that researchers take into account in their research on educational technology, is obtained and trends or omissions that can be discerned that point to practical recommendations in this area, are discussed. The methodology proposed by Fink (2010) to ident...
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Time has been argued by several influential approaches as essential for understanding learning and teaching processes. In e-learning, however, the traditional time limits of such processes are modified, which implies challenges and possibilities for e-learning research. This paper is aimed at understanding how time is included in empirical e-learni...
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Along with the amount of time spent learning (or time-on-task), the quality of learning time has a real influence on learning performance. Quality of time in online learning depends on students' time availability and their willingness to devote quality cognitive time to learning activities. However, the quantity and quality of the time spent by adu...
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The main objective of this chapter is to show the importance of feedback in favouring quality in online learning processes. From the students' point of view,feedback helps them to regulate their own learning and this is why feedback is a key element in asynchronous and distance learning.The chapter is divided into two parts. The first presents an e...
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p> En el marco de la consolidación de la RED de portafolios electrónicos (e-portafolios) en el estado español, el presente artículo expone, los marcos conceptuales que guían las diferentes propuestas en el diseño y la implementación de e-portafolios en la educación superior. En este texto se realiza una cierta revisión sobre estas perspectivas teór...
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This paper presents an alternative application of e-portfolio in a university student assessment context. A concept based on student collaboration (called netfolio) is developed, that differs from the classical e-portfolio concept. The use of a netfolio, a network of student e-portfolios, in a virtual classroom is explained through an exploratory s...
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A partir de la metodología de análisis de casos, el presente artículo estudia la relevancia que la actividad de comunicación de los resultados de aprendizaje a los alumnos después de una prueba escrita puede tener en la construcción del conocimiento en el aula. El análisis de dicha actividad permite identificar los dispositivos educativos empleados...
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On line student assessment is one of the least known and most problematic issues of virtual learning. This is so because of its general organization and format in relation to specific contents, mainly in applied subjects because of their epistemological approaches. In this context, the renewal of assessment processes promoting new practices accordi...
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L'article exposa el sentit i les caracteristiques d'un portfolio electronic aplicat en un context universitari d'ensenyament en linia. El portfolio que es presenta posa l'emfasi en el seguiment dels treballs dels estudiants a partir del progres continuat de les competencies professionals que s'han desenvolupat al llarg dels Estudis de Psicopedagogi...
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En el presente artículo se expone un concepto complejo de evaluación de los aprendizajes que incluye cuatro dimensiones que se consideran básicas para una práctica evaluativa completa: evaluación del aprendizaje, evaluación para el aprendizaje, evaluación como aprendizaje y evaluación desde el aprendizaje. Se propone recuperar esta perspectiva comp...
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The present article briefly describes key concepts relating to six basic instructional dimensions that determine the quality of the virtual teaching and learning process. Each of these dimensions represents pedagogically identifiable dimensions (the teacher, the students, the context, educational time, contents and the teaching methodology). Moreov...
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Este artículo tiene como objetivo el análisis de las actividades de enseñanza-aprendizaje previstas en el diseño de un material didáctico autosuficiente, que ha sido creado para ser utilizado en un proceso autodirigido de aprendizaje, para compararlo con el desarrollo de este proceso de aprendizaje autodirigido enmarcado en una secuencia didáctica...
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The emergence of the Internet has changed the way we teach and learn. This paper provides a general overview of the state of the quality of virtual education environments. First of all, some problems with the quality criteria applied in this field and the need to develop quality seals are presented. Likewise, the dimensions and subdimensions of an...
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En: Cuadernos de Pedagogía Barcelona 2002, n. 318, noviembre ; p. 63-69 La evaluación debe contribuir a desarrollar en el alumnado la capacidad de planificar y regular su propio aprendizaje. Este artículo describe los elementos y las condiciones para que la evaluación pueda cumplir dicha función. Y muestra ejemplos de buenas prácticas evaluativas d...
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El libro permite distintas lecturas, buscando integrar las diferentes perspectivas de las personas implicadas en el tema y huyendo del tratamiento tecnicista y restrictivo que tradicionalmente se le ha dado. Se incluyen orientaciones para los estudiantes sobre cómo tomar notas y apuntes de forma estratégica; orientaciones para los profesores sobre...
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Resumen En este artículo se propone una reflexión sobre los procesos de evaluación escrita del aprendizaje a través de su práctica, analizando las propuestas de los profesores. A partir de los planteamientos de evaluación diseñados por el profesor se concibe este proceso valorativo como una forma de influencia educativa en el sentido de que este pr...
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Resumen: El artículo presenta un mapa de las prácticas sobre el portfolio electrónico en el ámbito universitario español, que han sido recopiladas a través de la Red Nacional de Portfolio electrónico durante los años 2006-2008. Esta red está formada por 16 equipo s de investigación de universidades españolas y equipos empresariales de distintos lug...
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En aquest treball es presenten els resultats d’un estudi iniciat per esbrinar com prenen apunts els estudiants de primer curs universitari en una situació de classe habitual i per analitzar com incideixen les condicions d’una determinada situació educativa en les decisions respecte a què cal anotar i com cal ferho. L’estudi suposa l’inici d’una lín...
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En el presente artículo se expone un concepto complejo de evaluación de los aprendizajes que incluye cuatro dimensiones que se consideran básicas para una práctica evaluativa completa: evaluación del aprendizaje, evaluación para el aprendizaje, evaluación como aprendizaje y evaluación desde el aprendizaje. Se propone recuperar esta perspectiva comp...