Developing and Assessing Oral Communication Competence Articles uri icon

publication date

  • September 2008

start page

  • 12

end page

  • 18


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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0973-9416

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 0973-9408


  • The importance of oral presentations in professional environments related to Computer Science is unquestionable. Therefore, oral and writing skills are included in the set of competences to be developed by students through the application of recent academic initiatives for Computer Science degrees in an international context. This article describes activities performed at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid aimed at the development of presentation skills in students. This initiative is based on the application of learning activities in combination with the delivery of different presentations that the students themselves evaluate. Results show a significant competence improvement and very satisfactory acceptance results from the students.