IJERI: International Journal of Educational Research and Innovation 2020-02-13T07:39:43+00:00 Eloy López Meneses, PhD. Open Journal Systems Influence of the teaching Leadership in the motivation of university students 2020-02-04T10:29:05+00:00 Juan Velázquez Hernández Gladys Hernández Romero <p>This paper presents the results of a study on the influence of teacher leadership on the motivation of university students, of Division Academica de Ciencias Economico Administrativas from Universidad Juarez Autonoma de Tabasco, in Mexico. The evidences how here is the result of 120 undergraduate students in Administration, the instrument used for the measurement was a questionnaire on the Likert scale, applied during the period of August 2017 to January 2018. The information obtained that there are higher levels of motivation when the leader ship is democratic, however, it is necessary that all participants in the educational pyramid are committed and seek the necessary tools to train integral professionals that society demands.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> 2020-02-03T09:49:33+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 IJERI: International Journal of Educational Research and Innovation The use of tools for comprehensive evaluation in Applied Economics 2020-02-04T10:29:05+00:00 José-Ignacio Antón Alexandra Jima-González Miguel Paradela-López Fernando Pinto Hernández <p>This work describes the implementation and results of a teaching innovation consisting in employing tools for comprehensive evaluation in a course in Applied Economics. To resort to an evaluation system that combines prospective, formative and summative instruments fulfills the needs of the new paradigm of teaching and learning the European Space of Higher Education and the most qualified expert voices in this field preconize. Particularly, we introduce tools for prospective (a level test), formative (a sample exam and a review test) and summative assessment (some more conventional instruments complementing the review test) in a course on Economics of the Welfare State. In order to judge the impact of our teaching experience, we perform an <em>ad hoc</em> survey among students and we compare the students’ academic performance before and after the introduction of these tools and the students’ satisfaction with course with the one reported in other similar courses. The students of the course where we implement the innovation show a higher degree of satisfaction with the strategy of comprehensive evaluation and we observe a positive correlation between the use of these methods and academic performance and students’ satisfaction, although it is risky to claim the existence of causal relationship. The results of our study suggest that the combination of assessment tools of a different nature (prospective, formative and summative) might mean an efficient strategy (effective and with a reasonable cost for the teaching staff) for improving the performance and the satisfaction with teaching of students.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> 2020-02-03T10:04:12+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 IJERI: International Journal of Educational Research and Innovation Learning analytics in higher education: a review of impact scientific literature 2020-02-04T10:29:05+00:00 Pilar Cáceres Reche Antonio-Manuel Rodríguez-García Gerardo Gómez García Carmen Rodríguez Jiménez <p>Learning analytics can be defined as a series of techniques for collecting, analyzing and granting processable data generated by students. Their objective is to develop appropriate strategies to improve the learning processes, the performance of the students or that of the institution itself. These types of techniques are especially useful to establish patterns of action that guide and guide the educational process in higher education. Under these premises, the present research aims to analyze the scientific production with the greatest impact on the use of learning analytics in higher education. For this purpose, a quantitative methodology has been followed, based on ten variables: year of publication, periodicals, authors, institutions, countries, type of document, publication format, publication area, language and most cited articles. The results project a research trend that is fully on the rise, especially due to the greater scientific production that has occurred in recent years (2015-2018), highlighting countries such as Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. The publications, in their great majority, come from conferences and are published in English. The knowledge areas of Computational Sciences and Social Sciences stand out.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> 2020-02-03T10:34:41+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 IJERI: International Journal of Educational Research and Innovation Present stereotypes in the choice of academic careers and professional training 2020-02-04T10:29:05+00:00 Eva Ordóñez-Olmedo. Mª. José Fernández-Pardavila Isotta Mac-Fadden <p>This paper analyzes how gender stereotypes influence differently the way men and women decide about their professional future.&nbsp;Quantitative research has been designed in order to know what are the beliefs and stereotypes that presently influence the process of decision making of the individual when choosing their academic career.</p> <p>The research is carried out from a double perspective, analyzing on the one hand the beliefs, motivations, and stereotypes of the students, &nbsp;and on the other hand, identifying in the Galician society the beliefs in relation to professional competence and the stereotypes that connect to each gender .&nbsp;These data will be correlated with the number of registered students in each of these degrees of each gender in order to identify what weight stereotypes exercise when deciding a profession.</p> 2020-02-03T10:42:24+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 IJERI: International Journal of Educational Research and Innovation Integration of ICT in the classroom and its impact on students: construction and validation of measurement scales 2020-02-04T10:29:05+00:00 Marisa Cecilia Tumino Juan Manuel Bournissen <p>&nbsp;The purpose of this research work was to encourage the use of computer applications by university professors. To this end, in this first stage, we designed and validated an instrument to measure to what extent they integrate Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the classroom, according to the Adell (2008) model. On the other hand, we sought to interpret the impact that the level of ICT integration in the classroom produces on students. For that purpose, we constructed and validated a scale of impact evaluation from the perspective of the Abdala (2004) proposal, who understand impact evaluation as “the evaluation process aimed to measure interventions’ results in quantity, quality and extension according to established guidelines” (pp. 28.29). The participation of expert evaluators in the two phases of content validation made possible the advancement of the project. It is expected that this work will allow to discover the benefits of the application of technologies by the professors for all actors involved, evaluating the impact of the integration of ICT in the classroom.</p> 2020-02-03T10:53:45+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 IJERI: International Journal of Educational Research and Innovation Defending children's rights at the local level. An innovative practice in the formation of leaders in favor of children 2020-02-04T10:29:05+00:00 Ricardo García-Pérez Luis López-Catalán Almudena Martínez-Gimeno <p>UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) has the mission of defending the rights of all children and adolescents and, among other actions, has been developing the International Child Friendly Cities initiative since 1996, whose objective is to apply the CDN at the local level. Getting a locality to be recognized as a "Child Friendly City" is a complex process in which the formation of the teams that participate (politicians, technicians, volunteers ...) acquires a relevant role.</p> <p>This article presents the qualitative realization and evaluation of the Project called "Local Governments: The Rights of Children in Global Citizenship". The Project was approved in competitive competition and funded by the Andalusian Agency for International Development Cooperation (AACID), of the Junta de Andalucía. It exposes the on-line postgraduate training initiative as the Own Title of the "Master in Rights and Policies of Childhood in the Local Area" developed by the UNICEF Spanish Committee and the Pablo de Olavide University of Seville during the courses 2015-16 and 2016-17. The objective has been to train high-level professionals in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs and policies for the protection and promotion of the Rights of Children. Finally, the data extracted from the evaluation of the program and the most relevant conclusions after its implementation are presented</p> 2020-02-03T11:52:53+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 IJERI: International Journal of Educational Research and Innovation Analysis of Regression and Correlation in the SABER 11 Test in the period 2011 to 2017 2020-02-04T10:29:05+00:00 Jorge Enrique Díaz-Pinzón <p>A research study was carried out related to the scores obtained by the eleventh grade students of the General Santander Educational Institution of the Soacha-Cundinamarca municipality of the afternoon session, in the SABER 11 test between 2011 and 2017 with the aim of comparing the results obtained From the statistical analysis of the data applying the ANOVA, it was observed that there is a correlation between time and score (R =, 780), time-mathematics (R =, 748), time-English (R =, 933), time- critical reading (R =, 945), which was positive is to say that there are directly proportional relationships between the variables.</p> 2020-02-03T11:57:01+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 IJERI: International Journal of Educational Research and Innovation Design of an instrument for the diagnosis of risk in children of basic residential centers of reception: CHSv1 2020-02-04T10:29:06+00:00 Inmaculada Ávalos Ruiz Manuel Fernández Cruz Mohammed El Homrani <p>In this article we propose the development and future validation of a screening or screening instrument to diagnose and evaluate minors in basic residential care centers. The elaborated instrument, CHSv1, is conceived as a screening tool for a first diagnosis of the risk of social exclusion and future maladjustment that allows to plan more adjusted educational interventions and make referrals to more specialized services or professionals. The dimensions that are intended to cover to diagnose the risk of social exclusion are: self-esteem; generalized self-efficacy; life satisfaction; optimism; frustration tolerance; planning and decision making; empathy; expression, management and recognition of emotions; and attachment to equals. In addition, the reference instruments reviewed and the reasons for not contemplating those that, finally, have not been chosen are indicated. The design contemplates the application of CHSv1 to a selected sample of minors residing in the province of Granada (Spain), making a contrast with the BASC standardized diagnostic test to perform the relevant sensitivity and predictivity analyzes. The article concludes with a section of conclusions and pointing out the limitations of the investigation.</p> 2020-02-04T09:30:14+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 IJERI: International Journal of Educational Research and Innovation Evaluation of virtual learning environments. A management to improve 2020-02-04T10:29:06+00:00 Rubí Estela Morales-Salas Juan Carlos Infante-Moro Julia Gallardo-Pérez <p>This paper designs an instrument (in Checklist format) to evaluate any platform as a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and shows the results of the evaluation of a learning environment through this instrument, in this case, the analyzed environment are the spaces that the Virtual Learning Environment of the Department of Virtual Education of the University of Granma (Cuba) has.</p> <p>The instrument is designed in response to four spaces or general indicators: Information Space, Mediation/Interaction Space, Instructional Design Space and Exhibition Space, in order to identify weaknesses to take actions towards the improvement of the platform and virtual interaction between the advisor and the students, and create strategies that help to reduce or eliminate them to contribute to the improvement of courses designed for virtual learning environments.</p> 2020-02-04T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 The Interplay of Critical Thinking Explicit Instruction, Academic Writing Performance, Critical Thinking Ability, and Critical Thinking Dispositions: An Experimental Study 2020-02-04T10:29:06+00:00 Ali Taghinezhad Mohammad Javad Riasati <p>The present study intended to investigate the interplay of critical thinking explicit instruction, academic writing performance, critical thinking ability, and critical thinking dispositions of Iranian students. To this end, 140 students of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences (73 males and 67 females) were selected. They were divided into the experimental and the control groups. Both groups received instruction in academic writing course for 15 weeks 3 hours per week. The students in both groups were administered pre- and post-instruction tests in order to examine the effectiveness of the instruction. Three instruments were utilized in this study including, the researcher-developed essay test, the Ennis-Weir Critical Thinking Essay Test, and the California Critical Thinking Dispositions Inventory (CCTDI). Descriptive statistics and independent-samples t-test were used to analyze the data. The results indicated that there were statistically significant differences between the mean scores of the experimental and the control groups. The results also showed that some CCTDI subscales were not significantly different at the posttest such as, truth-seeking, cognitive maturity, and open- mindedness, whereas the mean posttest scores of other CCTDI subscales were significantly different such as, analyticity, CT inquisitiveness, CT self-confidence, and systematicity. The experimental group had a higher score in the academic writing test compared with the control group. Changes in students’ critical thinking ability, academic writing performance, and their critical thinking dispositions suggest that the CT techniques have been fruitful, and more efforts should be made to integrate the explicit instruction in critical thinking into academic courses.</p> 2020-02-04T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Creative Commons 4.0 Assessing Gamified Experiences in Physical Education Teachers and Students 2020-02-04T10:29:06+00:00 María Elena Parra-González Adrián Segura-Robles Elba Rosa Gómez-Barajas <p>One of the currently booming methodologies is gamification. Gamification in education involves the use of game mechanics in classroom. The game is treated as a motivating element in the classroom, while this methodology is considered active because the student must be active in the learning process. This methodology is considered active because it encourages students to be active in their learning process, making the teaching-learning process motivating and effective. To develop the research GAMEX scale (Gameful Experience in Gamification) is used to measures the gamified experience, this research analysed the gamification experience of 255 students and teachers in Andalusia in the area of Physical Education, a subject in which game-based learning is a widely used methodology. Among the main results obtained, we highlight as conclusions that gamification facilitates the development of creative thinking, a reduction in negative affect, and an improvement in collaboration. The effect of these types of experiences are similar in both students and teachers.</p> 2020-02-04T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Creative Commons 4.0 Web Accessibility in Mobile Devices. Evaluation of an educational portal of national scope 2020-02-13T07:39:43+00:00 Sonia L. Mariño. Verónica Pagnoni <p>The article exposes the evaluation of Mobile Web Accessibility (AW) made to an educational portal oriented to non-university higher teacher training. Accessibility analysis tools are synthesized considering the operating system on which they work and summarize those relieved. The applications to be used are selected taking into account the mobile technology used and those that are considered most useful for visually impaired users. For this study, three pages of the educational portal were chosen because they are considered the most representative. The evaluations were carried out in the period August-October 2018, using tools that allow automatic and manual review, to achieve a comprehensive validation. The results presented indicate the importance of continuing with these actions in order to raise awareness of the importance of incorporating accessibility standards in software products, such as educational portals.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> 2020-02-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Creative Commons 4.0