A MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE (MOOC) FOR THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY DESIGN OF BRIDGES

José Antonio Lozano-Galant, Santos García-Moreno Sanchez-Cambronero, Pascual Francisco Javier Castilla, José Manuel García, J. Ley, Vicente Romero Cárdenas, F. Lozano

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In last years, the traditional blackboard teaching has been incrementally supplemented by visual aids like slide projectors and videos. The phenomenal growth of the Internet has brought in new teaching media, such as Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) that open the educational experience up to a broader and more distant set of students. This easy access to education can increase motivation and it is a useful commercial tool for universities. Unlike other disciplines (such as economics or psychology), the MOOCs are rarely used to spread Civil Engineering courses. To fill this gap, and to encourage the use of MOOCs among Civil Engineering Schools, this paper presents the experience of the MOOC for the multidisciplinary design of bridges created by the University of Castilla-La Mancha. This MOOC is based on the experiences learned from the contest on bridge construction with knex for undergraduate students organized by this university in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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