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Pages: 5498-5503
Publication year: 2019
ISBN: 978-84-09-08619-1
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2019.1356

Conference name: 13th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 11-13 March, 2019
Location: Valencia, Spain

SIGNIFICATIVE EXPERIENCES TO DEVELOP TEACHERS' DIGITAL COMPETENCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION

For more than 25 years, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have been integrated in Higher Education in order to implement new methodologies and assessment models, develop virtual programs, and support research, knowledge transfer and education management. Therefore, the academic staff have experienced the need to develop their teacher’s digital competence.

Several studies of the Ibero-American context identified a general basic to medium level of teacher´s digital competence; the training needs were mainly focused on the pedagogical, communication and professional development areas. Moreover, the trend of this research field is mainly characterized by a quantitative approach for diagnostic and evaluation purposes. Thus, the challenge of a complementary understanding of the dynamic and qualitative nature of this competence is recognized, based on a critical perspective about education and ICT and the framework of teacher’s professional development.

The ongoing research aims to characterize the development in practice of the teacher´s digital competence in Higher Education. From a qualitative perspective, the biographical method has oriented the approach to the professional life stories of university professors in Mexico and Spain. In the preliminary phase of analysis, it have been identified relevant experiences that have helped teachers to foster this competence, such as: the development of digital content and tools for student’s learning, the participation and design of blended courses , the production of content about academic projects in open platforms, the coordination of inter-institutional and mixed networks, the guidance or tutorship of students in social projects, and the design and assessment of educational projects with ICT. In addition, emergent categories arose: meanings of the use of technology, continuous learning strategies and difficulties in the process, as well as some issues about the interpretation of the data.

Finally, the need to consider the complex nature of this competence is pointed out. The development of this competence not only implies the teacher’s practice, but also requires institutional support and a general commitment about the opportunities and challenges for the transformation of the university and the dialogue with digital cultures.
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author = {Padilla-Hern{\'{a}}ndez, A.L. and G{\'{a}}miz-S{\'{a}}nchez, V.M. and Romero-L{\'{o}}pez, M.A.},
title = {SIGNIFICATIVE EXPERIENCES TO DEVELOP TEACHERS' DIGITAL COMPETENCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION},
series = {13th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
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doi = {10.21125/inted.2019.1356},
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location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {11-13 March, 2019},
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TY - CONF
AU - A.L. Padilla-Hernández AU - V.M. Gámiz-Sánchez AU - M.A. Romero-López
TI - SIGNIFICATIVE EXPERIENCES TO DEVELOP TEACHERS' DIGITAL COMPETENCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION
SN - 978-84-09-08619-1/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2019.1356
PY - 2019
Y1 - 11-13 March, 2019
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 13th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2019 Proceedings
SP - 5498
EP - 5503
ER -
A.L. Padilla-Hernández, V.M. Gámiz-Sánchez, M.A. Romero-López (2019) SIGNIFICATIVE EXPERIENCES TO DEVELOP TEACHERS' DIGITAL COMPETENCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION, INTED2019 Proceedings, pp. 5498-5503.
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