USE OF WEB2.0 WITH EDUCATIONAL/LEARNING AIMS: FREQUENCY OF USE AND OPINION OF UNIVERSITY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION STUDENTS
1 Balearic Islands University (UIB) (SPAIN)
2 Fundació Universitat-Empresa Illes Balears (FUEIB) (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN14 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Conference name: 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 7-9 July, 2014
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:The “Ed2.0Work - European network for the integration of Web2.0 in education and work” project has the following aims:
- To create a network that spans education and the world of work and is designed to improve the use of Web2.0 tools in both fields.
- To create a set of tools for the empirical evaluation of Web2.0 tools
As part of the project, a survey has been conducted in order to analyse and describe the use that students make of Web2.0 technologies for educational/learning objectives. In this paper we present the results of the survey conducted during November 2013 to January 2014 in the Balearic Islands region (Spain) in where a total of 347 students participated (63,7% enrolled in undergraduate university level and 36,3% enrolled in lower secondary education level). The sample consisted in 55% of women and 45% of men with ages compressed between 12 and 48 years with a mean of 18,6 (Standard Deviation of 5,0).
Results obtained in the survey reflect that the web2.0 resources more frequently used by students with educational/learning objectives are (in descending order) Social Networks, Wikis and Blogs; on the other hand, the less used resources are (in ascending order) Podcast, RSS and Social bookmarking. There are no statistically significant differences if the results are analyzed by gender and level of studies. When asked about if using web2.0 resources in their learning experiences was increasing their motivation to learn, more than 75% of answered positively to that question. Contrarily, when asked about the opinion that they have regarding the use that make their educators of web2.0 when teaching, 61% consider that teachers do you use sufficiently web2.0 and 63% manifest the opinion that theirs teachers are not competent in the use of web2.0 technologies when used with teaching purposes. As previously, there are no statistically significant differences when data are analyzed by gender and level of studies.
The project “Ed2.0Work - European network for the integration of Web2.0 in education and work” has been funded with support from the European Commission (Education and Culture DG, Lifelong Learning Programme). Two co-authors of this paper are members of the research group “Educaction and Citizenship” that has consideration of Competitive Group and is sponsored by the Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands, through the Directorate General for Research, Technologic Development and Innovation of the Ministry of Innovation, Interior & Justice, and has co-financing FEDER funds.
Keywords: Web 2.0, social networking, social web, ICT and education.