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

Ortiz, Edgar Colmenero; Mota, M. Marcela Castañeda; García, Enrique Zepeta
June 2012
Revista de Psicologia GEPU;jun2012, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p22
Academic Journal
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.


Related Articles

  • Introduction: ICT-driven change in higher education: Learning from e-learning. Shurville, Simon; Brown, Tom // Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change;2006, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p245 

    The article focuses on the adoption of electronic learning (e-learning) in higher education which was driven by the emergence of information and communication technologies (ICT). According to the authors, e-learning refers to a family of approaches to education ranging from enhancing...

  • Implications of the Shifting Paradigms in eLearning for Developing Countries like Pakistan. Nawaz, Allah; Khan, Muhammad Zubair // Global Journal of Management & Business Research;Mar2012, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p45 

    This paper explores the multiplicity of paradigm shifts in eLearning applications of information and communication technologies (ICT) in higher education institutions (HEI) around the world. Education is reported as the biggest user of software products thus, intentional or unintentional,...

  • Managing Change in Higher Education: An Exploration of the Role of Training in ICT Enabled Institutions in the United Arab Emirates. Randeree, Kasim; Narwani, Anjli // International Journal of Learning;2009, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p447 

    The increasing presence of web-based educational technologies is continually pressing demands on teaching-learning environments. With Information Communications Technology (ICT) perceived as a strong facilitator in achieving the goal of building a knowledge-based economy in the United Arab...

  • LOS CAMINOS DE LAS REFORMAS. LA VIRTUALIZACIÓN UNIVERSITARIA EN AMÉRICA LATINA. Rama, Claudio // Revista Historia de la Educación Latinoamericana;jul-dic2012, Vol. 14 Issue 19, p45 

    Present paper analyses the growing process of using and incorporating information and communication technologies in education and how does this process impact in existing models of part time education processes. Resarcher analyses impact of processes, university dynamics and how these are...

  • AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE ATTITUDE OF COLLEGE TEACHERS TOWARDS E- LEARNING IN PURULIA DISTRICT OF WEST BENGAL, INDIA. Behera, Santosh Kumar // Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education (TOJDE);Jul2012, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p152 

    Today we are living in an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) era. All over the world, there is a trend to use ICT in the teaching-learning process. The teacher and learner must gain access to technology for improving learning outcomes. ICT is a new paradigm of the teaching-learning...

  • ICT AND WEB TECHNOLOGY BASED INNOVATIONS IN EDUCATION SECTOR. NAMDEV, Dhamdhere SANGEETA // Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education (TOJDE);Oct2012, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p256 

    ICT made real magic and drastic changes in all service sectors along with higher education and library practices and services. The academic environment is changing from formal education to distance and online learning mode because of ICT. Web technology and mobile technology has made great...

  • Assimilation of geoinformational technologies in universities -- perspective for future career. Bezinska, Galina // Proceedings of the International Conference on Application of In;2012, p484 

    Geoinformational training programs are increasingly coming into higher education. In this regard, our article aims to present the current situation of GIS education at "Southwest University" Blagoevgrad. Some applications of these skills in other subjects are also mentioned. Using ArcGIS 9.3...

  • Understanding the Digital Divide: A Closer Examination of the Application of Web 2.0 Technologies by Undergraduate Students. Morgan, Liam // International Journal of Learning;2011, Vol. 17 Issue 10, p343 

    The authors of the 2009 Horizon Report have listed six technologies they claim will be increasingly adopted in higher education teaching and learning over the next 5 years. These include mobile internet devices; private clouds; open content; virtual, augmented, and alternate realities;...

  • Learners' Perceptions on the Structure and Usefulness of e-Resources for the Thesis Courses. Aghaee, Naghmeh; Hansson, Henrik; Tedre, Matti; Drougge, Ulrika // European Journal of Open, Distance & E-Learning;2014, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p154 

    The use of information and communication technology (ICT) in education is a way to facilitate interaction and accessing information for learning in higher education. However, finding a set of structured e-resources to facilitate learning within specific courses is still a big challenge in most...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics