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INZUNZA, Bárbara C; ROCHA, Ricardo A; MARQUEZ, Carolina G y DUK, María S. Virtual Course as Support Tool in University Education of Basic Sciences: Implementation and Student Satisfaction. Form. Univ. [online]. 2012, vol.5, n.4, pp.3-14. ISSN 0718-5006. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-50062012000400002.
This paper presents the design of a virtual undergraduate course of cell biology and its implementation in the Moodle platform. The degree of satisfaction by the students is also analyzed through a satisfaction questionnaire. A total of 223 students voluntarily participated in the virtual course and completed the questionnaire. This information allowed determining the perception of the students about the virtual environment. The students had a positive acceptance and appreciation for the virtual course as an important complement to the face-to-face class. Also, more active participation in the classroom was observed and better academic performance was achieved.
Palabras clave : virtual course; Moodle; student perception; satisfaction questionnaire; academic performance.