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Pages: 3495-3501
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-695-3491-5
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2012
Location: Barcelona, Spain

DIGITAL COMPETENCES: ARE MY STUDENTS READY FOR LEARNING 2.0?

N. Gomes1, M.J. Hernandez2

1Institut Polytecnhic of Guarda (PORTUGAL)
2University of Salamanca, Faculty of Education (SPAIN)
Social computing or web 2.0 applications have developed around the world in the principal research centers through several projects that aim to assess the impact of web 2.0 trends on the field of learning and education. The new millennium learners, as described in the literature, still provoke profound discussion about how and when institutions must use innovative Learning 2.0 approaches. This paper is a result of a study conducted at the Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, Portugal, to identify the “typical” properties (Technology usage, Multi-tasking, Individualisation and personalisation, Increased connectedness, Immediacy, Multiple media types) of these new students for making learning more efficient, equitable and innovative in higher education.
The study presents the outcomes and synthesizes the insights collected through a survey of a total of 1,354 students from four schools (Education, Technology and Management, Health and Tourism). With regard to the opinion of students for certain activities involving ICT, we denote a greater agreement with the statements related to the frequency and the ease of use of various media simultaneously. Rather, the more negative opinion of respondents regarding the use of ICT to perform social activities such as studying or simply chatting denotes a greater appetite for traditional social relationships and for personal contact.
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author = {Gomes, N. and Hernandez, M.J.},
title = {DIGITAL COMPETENCES: ARE MY STUDENTS READY FOR LEARNING 2.0?},
series = {4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN12 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-695-3491-5},
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N. Gomes, M.J. Hernandez (2012) DIGITAL COMPETENCES: ARE MY STUDENTS READY FOR LEARNING 2.0?, EDULEARN12 Proceedings, pp. 3495-3501.
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