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ERIC Number: EJ988510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
The Incorporation of ICT in Higher Education. The Contribution of ROC Curves in the Graphic Visualization of Differences in the Analysis of the Variables
Munoz-Repiso, Ana Garcia-Valcarcel; Tejedor, Francisco Javier Tejedor
British Journal of Educational Technology, v43 n6 p901-919 Nov 2012
This paper has focused on the productive use of information and communications technology (ICT) by university students and its influence on academic performance. The objective is to determine whether a comparison of successful and non-successful students (in relation to academic achievements) versus the variables studied (linked to the process of ICT incorporation) can help us to establish contextual and behavioral patterns associated with good academic performance. This differential analysis is carried out by making basic statistical comparisons (student's t-test). The data analysis is completed by applying receiver operating characteristic curves, a methodology of new application in the area of education. The sample was composed of 1194 students enrolled in 40 different subjects at various universities in two countries, Mexico and Spain. Students gave a very positive appraisal of the value of ICTs to support the teaching process, but they express an intermediate level of satisfaction with the teaching conditions in subjects, which are using the support of these technologies. Moreover, there is a clear relation between high scores in the variables associated with the processes of incorporation of ICT (satisfaction with teaching, higher levels of competence in ICT, less training needs in ICT, more favorable attitudes toward their integration in training processes) and achieving higher academic qualifications. (Contains 8 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico; Spain