Competencies and Indicators for a Productive Digital Communication
The research aims to describe the digital capacities and the type of communication of university students, by applying virtual collaborative learning strategies. It is a descriptive investigation, carried out in two phases, supported by the theories of connectivism and social constructivism. The case study method was applied to a population of 41 students. Among the obtained results it is highlighted that the studied population has the digital capacities necessary to participate in collaborative environments related to mathematics, but that are not enough to enrich the social capital of the knowledge of the learning community. As an attitudinal indicator, the students are considered willing to work in collaborative groups using information and communication technologies but require more training to build knowledge. Finally, it is recommended that the collaborative activities are guided by the teacher so that they are more fruitful and taken advantage by the students.
KeywordsDigital abilities Digital communication Collaborative learning Moodle
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