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Using and Integration of ICT in a Diverse Educational Context of Santander (Colombia)
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Journal of Technology and Science Education Volume 8, Number 4, ISSN 2014-5349

Abstract

The integration of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the academic context caused a change in the way teaching and learning is carried out. It also broadened the usually formal educational contexts and the way these are accessed. Nonetheless, gaps can still be found concerning the inequality in the access to ICT resources and tools and, therefore, in the universal access to knowledge and education. This paper studies the use and integration of ICT through students' perceptions from the educational centers of the municipality of San Juan Girón (Santander, Colombia). The population is composed of 208 participants with ages ranging between 12 and 18, 59% female and 41% male. Statistically significant results were obtained concerning the use of school-owned resources and teaching methodologies. One of the most outstanding results shows the population analyzed needs to apply a new teaching methodology to promote the integration of the ICT in the classrooms in a more suitable and coherent way. Moreover, training processes and pedagogical updating are required to motivate a curricular change considering rhythms, forms, quality and different learning styles in the municipality of San Juan Girón.

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Hernández Camelo, G.E., Trujillo Torres, J.M., Cáceres Reche, M.P. & Soler Costa, R. (2018). Using and Integration of ICT in a Diverse Educational Context of Santander (Colombia). Journal of Technology and Science Education, 8(4), 254-267. Retrieved December 5, 2019 from .

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