Combining face-to-face teaching with a MOOC in an introductory course for Computer Science.
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to describe an experience that has improved academic results as well as student motivation, by combining the online material of an MOOC with in-class teaching and interacting directly with the students. The proposed methodology is based on the use of flipped learning techniques in an introductory course for an ICT bachelor's degree. The students acquire the knowledge interactively at home, through a self-learning process, where they would watch video-lectures, do self-evaluation tests and use other online resources. Furthermore, they would have to attend classroom teaching where they would do other activities in order to interact with teachers and the other students. The percentage of students who pass the subject has increased from 52% using the traditional learning methodology to 76% using the blended methodology. The results of an opinion survey indicate that most students preferred the blended methodology to traditional approaches, and positively valued the subject.