Audio-visual Library for bilingual education on railways (Bauferr)
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AutorBaena, Leticia; Calvo Poyo, Francisco Javier; Oña, Juan de; Garach, Laura; López Maldonado, Griselda; Oña, Rocío de
Foro de Ingeniería de los Transportes (FIT)
Baena, L.; Calvo, F.; de Oña, J.; Garach, L.; López, G.; de Oña, R. Audio-visual Library for bilingual education on railways (Bauferr). En: XI Congreso de Ingeniería del Transporte 2014: "El camino hacia el progreso". Santander: Foro de Ingeniería de los Transportes, 2014. [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/33383]
PatrocinadorThe Innovation Teaching Program called “Audio-visual Bilingual Library for Railways Teaching”, which has created "BAUFERR", is financed by the “Innovation Program and Good Teaching Practices 2013-2015” of University of Granada.
Despite the differences that may exist between the different Schools of Civil Engineering, Railways is an eminently practical subject and its purpose is that students learn not only the theoretical design of railway lines, but also the construction, management and operation processes. Concerning the design of railway lines, it can be taught in the classroom, through theoretical and practical classes. However, the entire construction process, testing, maintenance and operation of the rail system include processes that are difficult to illustrate in class, only using words, text or pictures. The most appropriate way for students to understand all these processes would be their presence in them, but this would be very difficult and expensive. So, in addition to the usual teaching aids (textbooks, board and slides), it is considered very helpful for the teaching in Railways to have an audio-visual library (BAUFERR). It compiles videos of all practical aspects included in the subject and mentioned above. This library will be bilingual (Castilian / English), with the aim of improving the training of students for working abroad. The BAUFERR is being developed within the Programme for Innovation and Good Teaching Practices of the University of Granada (UGR), which emphasizes the need for the development of innovative educational materials on line. During its development, it is located in the Teaching Board at the Teaching Support Resource Platform of the UGR.