1 Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas - ESPE (ECUADOR)
2 Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (SPAIN)
3 Universidad del Rosario (ARGENTINA)
4 Kansas State University (UNITED STATES)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2017 Proceedings
Publication year: 2017
Pages: 1944-1954
ISBN: 978-84-617-8491-2
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2017.0584
Conference name: 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2017
Location: Valencia, Spain
The rapid and profound technological transformation carried out at the end of the 20th century and the beginning of XXI, especially in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), establishes new challenges in higher education institutions that will enable them to demonstrate the effectiveness of Their efforts to improve learning and teaching through ICT.

The growth of ICT has led to the emergence of the paradigm of collective intelligence with the use of technology, however the educational environments are slowly integrating emerging paradigms, a situation that limits the contribution to the development of key skills of the required students in society and organizations in the information age.

This article presents the impact of the use of ICT tools in postgraduate students in blended learning. The study investigates the behavior of individuals and work teams in the learning process using the FABRICIUS platform. FABRICIUS is a computer platform that combines the paradigms of creativity in swarming, collective intelligence, serious games, and social computing, which together allow to capture the main individual and collective behavior of learners in the construction of new knowledge.

The results show that the adaptation to the learning environment with the use of collective intelligence ICT tools in the blended learning modality has a direct impact on those unattended synchronous learning activities. On the other hand, it is evident that in the face to face sessions there is a greater commitment and collaboration in the development of tasks; therefore the use of ICT tools of collective intelligence, is an open field of exploration with great potential in modern higher education, where the guides and needs of learning come from the collective and that the university is a governing body and not an executor of the learning
Collective intelligence, ICT, blended learning, higher education.