EFFECT OF THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE TEACHING-LEARNING PROCESS FOR PEOPLE WHO STUDY AND WORK
Universidad La Salle (MEXICO)
About this paper:
Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Currently, the educational model in Mexico is being modified in order to meet the needs of the people who combine study with work activities. In particular, universities that offer traditional and virtual courses are increasing the number of students enrolled. This research has the general objective to determine which technologies are used by students attending the course "Learning Strategies and digital skills" at a university in Mexico during the 2015-2 school year. This study is based on the quantitative approach and descriptive statistics to analyze the use of technology by considering three aspects: the learning platform, applications for learning web and communication-collaboration tools. The sample consists of 24 students who are studying marketing in executive careers. This research demonstrates the relevance of the use of technology in the teaching-learning process by identifying applications that employ students in mixed mode. Finally, it is important to discuss technology and communication tools used by students during the teaching process in order to present some recommendations on the use of these applications thus achieving enrich the educational context and facilitate meaningful learning.
Keywords: Education, new technology, distance learning, teaching experience.