NEED FOR TEACHER TRAINING IN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
Universidad Veracruzana (MEXICO)
About this paper:
Conference name: 13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-6 July, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:It is undeniable that the training of teachers in ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) has become an important need, both due to globalization that has triggered a strong trend in its use and especially in the current times in which we are facing the COVID-19 pandemic, which has undoubtedly had a very important impact on all sectors of the population in their economic, social and educational development. As a consequence of the serious health problems that afflict the world at this time, education has been greatly affected and due to this it has undergone great changes and the teaching-learning processes have had to be modified and adapted to the new reality that we live in. In which, suddenly, as a result of the health emergency, there was a massive closure of face-to-face activities in educational institutions in numerous countries, as reported by ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America). For its part, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has identified great inequality in the qualification of teachers, and very important gaps in terms of skills in digital technologies. It is for all the above that educational institutions of all levels and their teachers, should be concerned about training in ICT. When educational institutions adopt innovation in teaching-learning processes, they have access to a globalized, modern education where their teachers have sufficient skills to offer their students a quality education in all aspects, modifying the traditional role of the teacher, becoming facilitators of meaningful knowledge. For this reason, the teacher must transform his customary way of teaching, for a more modern and innovative teaching, using digital tools. While it is true that some teachers have adapted to the reality of online education, there are others for whom it has represented a real conflict to change their way of teaching, and all as a result of a lack of training. The objective of this work is to present the positions of different authors and institutions regarding teacher training in the area of information and communication technologies.
Keywords: Training, Innovation, Technologies, Information, Communication.