Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco (MEXICO)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2013 Proceedings
Publication year: 2013
Pages: 640-643
ISBN: 978-84-616-3847-5
ISSN: 2340-1095
Conference name: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2013
Location: Seville, Spain
The development of new technologies of information and communication (ICT) is one of the key factors to understand and explain economic transformations, social, political and cultural aspects of the last two decades (Liguori 2000). In education, ICT can help expand educational coverage, improve the quality of education, improve teaching and learning processes, train future professionals for the digital age, and improve the quality of education in general. In the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, the incorporation of ICT in this sector is a key means of reducing the digital divide and social inclusion (CEPAL 2011). ICT has revolutionized the way of doing things, educating to the population, which gives rise to the so-called Information Society.

This paper addresses the first point that there have been major changes in society as a result of ICT and education affecting, the second point mentioned the digital divide being defined as inequality between countries or not access to ICT, viewing location boards of the countries of Latin America according to the index of information Technologies World Economic Forum (WEF), emphasizing the Mexico´s position in this rank. As the third point is about the role of technological immigrant, specifically the teacher of the generation of transition, which are people who must do re-learning process and finally it discusses the UNESCO standards of ICT skills for teachers, which provide a framework that allows professional training providers teachers linking in their courses these goals to improve education and economic development.

ICT are engines of growth and tools for empowering people, who have profound implications for the evolution and improvement of education.
Changed, Digital divide, Education, ICT, Standards skills, Teacher, Technological immigrant.