INSTAGRAM, DOES IT GENERATE LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM?
Universidad de Guayaquil (ECUADOR)
About this paper:
Conference name: 14th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2020
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:This research was carried out based on the article "DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENTIFIC AND CREATIVE DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES FOR INSTAGRAM" in which it was found that Instagram, as an educational tool, allows to boost creativity in adolescents, thus generating interactions and positive impact for the student. The idea of introduce Instagram into an educational context is to encourage reading to the student through dynamics, questions and images that described stories of literary works. In order to adapt Instagram to the educational system, becomes a non-trivial task since currently students spend their greatest part of the time in some social network, Instagram standing out for the constant and dynamic use of photographs, infographics and graphic material.
During the research process, Instagram account’s that allow interaction in the classroom and outside it will be identified, and analyzed how they produce a different experience that benefits the students, teacher and academics in general. A survey-based study will also be carried out in which attempts will be made to question the use of technological elements (smartphones, tablets and computers) combined with social networks. This research aims to understand if the use of a social network such as Instagram will allow to generate a significant learning in the students, it will also measure the incidence depending on the likes and comments about each post and how it benefits the development of the class.
Keywords: Social network, Instagram, education, ICT, technology, Higher education.