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USING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ICT) AS TEACHING TOOLS

M.A. Martínez, I. Ares, E. Ramos, M. Martínez, V. Castellano, A. Romero

Complutense University in Madrid (SPAIN)
The adaptation to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) implementation process leads new actions to reach a quality teaching system, which necessarily implies a modernization of the teacher role as transmitter of knowledge and also a new evaluation of its teaching methods.
The objectives of the European Convergence plan make special emphasis on transferring the point of attention from the professor teaching process to the student learning process. The implementation of these new guidelines has been set by the European countries since 1999 with the objective of modernizing the university educational system. The purpose of all these changes is to guarantee the quality of the system in the new educational plans.
Using the information and communication technologies (ICT) opens a large number of opportunities for the student. The widespread circulation of knowledge in the internet contributes to make the information searching easier to students. On the other hand, the technological sources lead teachers to develop new teaching tools, creating a suitable space to manage students and working groups, communicate, organize content and to send, receive and evaluate practices, essays, and exams.
These innovations, required by the current society, include the application of ICT, which means an important advance in the teaching-learning process. With these introductions the learning process becomes easier, more dynamic and accessible to take part of it.
In Short, the EHEA involves the creation of a new environment strongly related to new technologies, which implies a commitment of all the education community.
keywords: ict, teaching, ehea.