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Pages: 1105-1109
Publication year: 2010
ISBN: 978-84-613-5538-9
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-10 March, 2010
Location: Valencia, Spain

STUDENTS’ TECHNOLOGICAL ECOSYSTEMS

C. Hernández Franco

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (SPAIN)
The paper analyses how several technological tools and applications used specially by young people, could be employed to enhance the learning process that take place in the classrooms, seminars and laboratories, etc, and how to use them in another places like parks, buses, trains, houses, etc, in order to maintain the attention and interest in our syllabus.

The Bologna Process poses the European University a new educational paradigm for a new model of society where teachers acting as facilitator of student learning, and these ones would be more active and autonomous. For this reason, teachers must assume new skills and abilities in their teaching performance, the way they do the tutorial activities, etc.

And probably the most important aspect, the Bologna Process emphasizes the need for a collaborative participation of teachers and students in achieving this new educational paradigm. And this collaborative work will be enabled, facilitated and enhanced if we make use of Internet technologies and their potential that simultaneously serve as a stimulus in the increase of "social" learning of students in a "classroom beyond the space and time" and that is fully integrated into the current knowledge society.

This e-learning should be based on the “Web 2.0” and “Web Mobil 2.0” options and capabilities in order to develop and enhance, as wide as possible, the learning by doing, the learning by interacting, the learning by searching (essential, given the information overload on the network) and the learning by sharing. In general, education has always been based on these types of learning, but only now these technologies enable an effective interaction between students, between teachers and between students and teachers in a way broader and richer.

Our main goal as teachers is to understand and use properly these technological ecosystems and having them as useful tools in our activities, including of course students’ evaluations. At the same time, the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia has been developing and stimulating the use of various educational platforms as “PoliformaT”, “Polimedia”, PoliTube, etc, allowing learning much more comprehensive and a continuous evaluation in our syllabus.
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author = {Hern{\'{a}}ndez Franco, C.},
title = {STUDENTS’ TECHNOLOGICAL ECOSYSTEMS},
series = {4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2010 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-613-5538-9},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {8-10 March, 2010},
year = {2010},
pages = {1105-1109}}
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TI - STUDENTS’ TECHNOLOGICAL ECOSYSTEMS
SN - 978-84-613-5538-9/2340-1079
PY - 2010
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JO - 4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
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C. Hernández Franco (2010) STUDENTS’ TECHNOLOGICAL ECOSYSTEMS, INTED2010 Proceedings, pp. 1105-1109.
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