TITLE

Entrenamiento para Universitarios sobre el Uso de Windows Live © como Ambiente Educativo

AUTHOR(S)
Ortiz, Edgar Colmenero; Mota, M. Marcela Castañeda; García, Enrique Zepeta
PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
Revista de Psicologia GEPU;jun2012, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Communication and Information Technologies (CIT) are provoking serious transformations in the social, financial, political and educational sectors; and yet, the educational sector is taking the hardest blow because of the competencies demanded by the other sectors. Under these circumstances, people in general, but more importantly, white collar workers, will have to keep a continuos education for the rest of their lives, incorporating the ability to read information in all of its presentations and use it at their convenience within the digital age, actions which define Digital Literacy. If the incorporation of CIT is not varied, and efficient, the Digital Gap -Digital Illiteracy- will be the main factor that to account for the educational delay and all of its consequences; in this area the teacher has a main role. Therefore, it becomes a priority to incorporate the CIT among undergraduates in order to comply with the educational objectives and extend these in order to reach more ambitous purposes, such as educating for life. This investigation tests the training through a begginners course -addressed to undergraduates- of the online environment Windows Live; this environment, with the purpose of entertainment, includes services that this research uses with educational purposes within the context of active learning. A cuasiexperimental design of two groups was applied, with a Pretest and a Post-test and the results, qualitative as well as quantitative, show significant difference derived from the training, in the percentage grades between the Pretest and the Post-test, as well as between the experimental and control groups.
ACCESSION #
82103827

 

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