Analysis of the use of mobile devices in Spanish university classrooms
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AuthorMartínez Rodrigo, María Estrella; Martínez-Cabeza Jiménez, Julia; Martínez-Cabeza Lombardo, Miguel Ángel
Revista Latina de Comunicación Social
Martínez-Rodrigo, E., Martínez-Cabeza, J., Martínez-Cabeza, M. A. (2019). Analysis of the use of mobile devices in Spanish university classrooms. Revista Latina de Comunicación Social, 74, 997-1013.
Introduction: The level of training in media literacy of Spanish faculty members and the use of mobile devices by students for learning purposes were investigated. Method: We analyze the questionnaires completed by 100 professors from different Spanish universities, aged 39-64 years, with items focused on teaching innovation using mobile devices and media competence in their classes. Results: It has been established that the main barriers to innovation using ICTs in classes are due to the faculty themselves and a lack of investment by universities. Discussion: In view of the findings, it is clear that an insufficient technological training of the faculty compromises curricular innovation using mobile devices. Conclusions: Despite the misgivings of some professors and the lack of investment by higher education institutions, there are also success stories of innovative teaching, which must be multiplied to meet the demands of students and society at large.