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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2015 Vol.5(3): 220-227 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.505

Pedagogical Innovation: Key Driver for the Educational Process of Future Industrial Engineers — The Case of Industrial University of Santander (UIS), Colombia

Orlando E. Contreras and Erika T. Ruíz
Abstract—The program of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering at the Universidad Industrial de Santander (Colombia) has been developing projects of pedagogical innovation led by professors and students as a product of its Strategic Focus in search of its consolidation to be the most important program of Engineering in Colombia. This particular plan is described and analyzed in this article based on its content, form and level of impact. The purpose of making this study has determined the most useful and effective academic methodologies that help to define strategic approaches oriented to make adequate decisions for the improvement of the future performance of its former students. The findings show that the pedagogical strategies that favor the autonomous learning and facilitate the processes of a meaningful and cooperative learning are: 1) case methodology, 2) playful activities in the classrooms (ludic), and 3) laboratories; Strategies which are being applied transversely by using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in order to develop the skills required by the working environment of the future Industrial Engineers.

Index Terms—Learning, skills, teaching, pedagogical innovation.

The authors are with Universidad Industrial de Santander, Calle 9 Carrera 27, Edificio de Ingeniería Industrial – Ciudad Universitaria, Bucaramanga, Colombia (e-mail: ocontrer@uis.edu.co, tatianaruizorjuela@gmail.com).

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Cite: Orlando E. Contreras and Erika T. Ruíz, "Pedagogical Innovation: Key Driver for the Educational Process of Future Industrial Engineers — The Case of Industrial University of Santander (UIS), Colombia," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 220-227, 2015.

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