An opportunity for the improvement of higher education through the information and communication technologies
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AuthorGallego Arrufat, María Jesús; Burgos García, Antonio; Gámiz Sánchez, Vanesa María; Pérez García, Purificación; Romero López, María Asunción; Rodríguez-Entrena, María Jesús
International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS)
E-learningInformation and communication technologiesHigher educationPracticum supervisionField experiencesStudens of EducationReflective practiceInitial training
Gallego-Arrufat, M.J.; Burgos-García, A.; Gámiz-Sánchez, V.; Pérez-García, M.P.; Romero-López, A.; Rodríguez-Entrena, M.J. An opportunity for the improvement of Higher Education trough the information and communication technologies. In: Baptista Nunes, M.; McPherson, M. (eds.). Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference: e-Learning 2007. Lisbon (Portugal), 6-8 July, 2007. pp. 268-275. [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/36489]
Nowadays, e-learning, teleformation, or training based on ICT (Information and Communication Technologies), play a fundamental role in the improvement of the learning processes that is taking place at the Universities. On the one hand, the incorporation of the ICT in a face-to-face, distance or blended modality and, on the other hand, the European convergence process, have influenced on the change and improvement of the institution, in general, and the teaching leaming process developed in Higher Education, in particular. Nevertheless, it could be necessary to remark that the basic objective is to improve the attention of the users (in our case, students of Education Sciences). Another important aim is to optimize the resources based on Internet. But, mainly, in order to promote innovating processes which simplify and make agile not only the work of the teaching staff and students but also the communication among them. The purpose of this paper is to find out if pre-service teachers prefer a virtual modality during the Practicum period, when they finish their studies on Education.