A Process for Self-Training of Engineering Educators Using e-Learning
Tania Calle-Jiménez, Sandra Sanchez-Gordon, Myriam Peñafiel, Sergio Luján-Mora
International Journal of Engineering Education (IJEE), 34(5), p. 1516-1526. ISSN: 0949-149X.
(IJEE'18b) Revista / Journal
This article proposes an e-learning process for engineering educators involving a self-training approach. To develop the process, the researchers considered a set of entries to allow enrolled educators to engage in and successfully complete a training program without a lead instructor using an e-learning platform. In addition, the proposed process establishes a set of outputs that are the expected results and achievements that educators would be expected to obtain. In this study, educators play a double role: selftutors and learners. As a case study, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is used as a self-training program; the topic of the program is web accessibility. The use of this MOOC was proposed to a group of engineering educators. The case study shows how engineering educators can contribute to learning in society about web accessibility and its benefit to people, especially people with disabilities. Finally, the researchers present the advantages of using the proposed e-learning process, as well as its limitations.