Usos académicos y sociales de las tecnologías digitales del estudiante universitario de primer año.

Eliana Gallado Echenique, Luis Marqués Molías, Mark Bullen


Esta comunicación tiene como objetivo comprender cómo los estudiantes universitarios de primer año utilizan la tecnología digital para fines académicos y sociales. Los resultados nos permiten concluir que la mayoría de los estudiantes se sientan cómodos con las tecnologías digitales y ven las redes sociales como un medio de conexión e interacción con amigos más con fines sociales que académicos. Los estudiantes suelen preferir el correo electrónico personal, la interacción cara a cara, las redes sociales y los teléfonos móviles para comunicarse y conectarse con otros. Sobre los hábitos de estudio, los estudiantes prefieren aprender por sí mismos, trabajar independientemente y estudiar en casa. Esto contradice uno de los argumentos sobre las Generación Net que dice que los estudiantes de hoy están a favor del enfoque del trabajo colaborativo.


Palabras clave

Estudiante digital; era digital; TIC; medios de comunicación; educación superior.

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