INCLUSION OF SOCIAL NETWORKS AND MOBILE DEVICES AS EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Universidad Camilo José Cela (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The paradigm shift promoted by the European Space of Higher Education has placed the student in the center of the teaching-learning process, important and profound transformation that has led to the need to renew the methodological strategies developed in university classrooms of the former educational model. In this new context, the incorporation of Information Technology and Communication to teaching practice and further analysis play a key role, offering new possibilities in the achievement of skills such as critical thinking, autonomy, initiative , collaborative work and / or individual responsibility during new university curriculum model.
Given these challenges, we propose a learning experience for Early Childhood Education Degree, which are integrated in a balanced and flexible different methodologies such as lectures, seminars and practical classes, and also has the addition of networks social and mobile devices and new educational resources in initial teacher training.
To carry out the experience has followed the self-reflective spiral model and designed a questionnaire that has been measured using the internet, social networks and mobile devices and their use and usefulness as educational resource the classroom. This questionnaire has been applied to two groups of students in Early Childhood Education degree, which is subjected to different forms of learning and the results are discussed below.
Keywords: Higher Education, Early Childhood Education Degree, internet, social network, mobil device.