Virtual education in university teaching: Application of the TPACK model in quantitative subjects

Raquel Garrido-Abia, Desiré García-Lázaro, Miguel Angel Marcos-Calvo


Purpose: To analyse the impact of the compulsory adaptation of teaching brought about by Covid-19 in quantitative subjects, taking into account the technological, pedagogical and content-related aspects of the TPACK model.

Design/Methodology: A structured questionnaire with differentiated blocks with closed and open-ended questions is applied. The data collected from 215 students are analysed descriptively and inferentially using Student's t-test. Sentiment analysis is carried out on the text collected from the survey’s open-ended questions.

Findings: By applying e-learning under the TPACK model, lessons are redesigned in a way that encourages participation and follow-up. From the results of the survey carried out with students with a face-to-face profile, the positive assessment of the method and the tools used stand out.

Practical implications: The use of technological tools and, above all, how they are introduced in the classroom improves student acceptance, thereby reducing the probability of students dropping out, especially among those with a strong face-to-face profile.

Originality/value: This evidence-based research offers to address the shortage of conceptual models suitable for teacher training, not only in technology and its use but also in how to apply it effectively, including the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to implement it.


e-learning, TPACK model, university teaching, technology, sentiment analysis

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Online ISSN: 1697-9818; Print ISSN: 2014-3214; DL: B-33375-2004

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