Analysis of Interpersonal Competences in the Use of ICT in the Spanish University Context
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AuthorVázquez-Cano, Esteban; Parra González, María Elena; López Meneses, Eloy; León Uturria, Manuel
Digital competenceEducational innovationsInterpersonal competencesUniversity
Vázquez-Cano, E., León Urrutia, M., Parra-González, M. E., & López Meneses, E. (2020). Analysis of Interpersonal Competences in the Use of ICT in the Spanish University Context. Sustainability, 12(2), 476.
SponsorshipThe research arises from the guidelines set by the project: “Teaching innovation 2.0. with ICT in the European Higher Education Area”, funded by the Vice-Rectorate for European Teaching and Convergence of the Pablo de Olavide University (UPO) and under the protection of the researchers of the Eduinnovagogía © research group (HUM-971).
This article analyzes Higher Education students’ development of interpersonal competences when using Information and Communication Technologies. The participating sample was made up of 1490 students from three Spanish universities: Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), Pablo de Olavide University (Spain), and National Distance Education University (UNED). The data were collected through a questionnaire called “Basic digital skills 2.0 of university students” COBADI® (Registered trademark: 2970648). A factorial analysis was performed to determine possible groupings of representative factors and subsequently the trees technique was applied by running the CHAID (Chi-squared Automatic Interaction Detector) algorithm. This made it possible to develop a map of possible differences between universities, ages, and gender of students. The results showed that university students have higher competences in communicating through interactive presentations and video-images, as well as in collaborating and working with documents online through mobile devices.