Effects of an ICT educational project on the students' digital literacy development

Ma Graciela Badilla Quintana, Meritxell Cortada Pujol

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Abstract

The impact of the information and communication technologies (ICT) has become the core of a change that involves most of the society fields, consequently, the technological and informational literacy are essential requirements in education. The research is a quasi-experimental and ex-post-facto study in schools from Spain. The aim was to describe and analyse the involvement showed by 219 students who participated in a development of ICTs project named Ponte dos Brozos. The research objective was to respond if the students who usually worked with ICT, had better knowledge and management with computing tools, and if they are better prepared in researching and selecting information. Results showed that students who have a higher contact with ICTs know about the technology and how to use it, also, better knowledge and control of the computer and operative systems, a high information management level trough the internet, although their literacy in information is devoid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-320
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Digital literacy
  • ICT educational project
  • ICT skills
  • Learning
  • Spain

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