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ERIC Number: ED502988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-15
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Information and Communication Technologies Used by Undergraduate Students in their Academic and Socialization Activities
Herrera-Batista, Miguel A.; Gonzalez-Martinez, Maria Dolores
Online Submission
The growth of availability and access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in higher education in Mexico is a fact. Nevertheless, not much is known about how students use these resources in their school and social activities. A survey to obtain information about how undergraduates use web resources and cell phones was designed and applied to a stratified sample of students from 17 Undergraduate programs that are offered at the Campus Azcapotzalco of the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM-A). The aim of the survey is to support faculty with data to design school activities that could use these technologies and improve students learning. The results pointed out that the greatest part of the students has access and use the ICT, even though the socioeconomic level, as students of a public school, is rather low. E-mail and websites as Wikipedia, Google, Messenger and Hi-5, are highly used by our students; most of them have a cell phone and use it for amusement and entertainment activities, and still more, many of them use the cell phone in their school activities to interchange and share documents, take notes, photograph teachers' annotations on the blackboard, record classes, etc. (Contains 10 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico