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Digital Literacy Development of Students Involved in an ICT Educational Project

  • Maria Graciela Badilla Quintana
  • Meritxell Cortada Pujol
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 73)

Abstract

The impact of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has become the core of a change that involves most of the society fields, consequently the technological and informational literacy are essential requirements in education. The research is a quasi-experimental and ex-post-facto study in schools from Spain. The aim was to describe and analyze the involvement showed by 219 students who participated in a development of ICT’s Project named Ponte dos Brozos. The research objective was to respond if the students who usually worked with ICT, had better knowledge and management with computing tools, and if they are better prepared in researching and selecting information. Results showed that students who have a higher contact with ICTs know about the technology and how to use it, also better knowledge and control of the computer and operative systems, a high information management level trough the Internet, although their literacy in information is devoid.

Keywords

ICT Digital literacy ICT skills Internet search Education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Graciela Badilla Quintana
    • 1
  • Meritxell Cortada Pujol
    • 1
  1. 1.FPCEE Blanquerna, Members of the PSITIC: Social Pedagogy, and Information and Communication Technologies research groupRamon Llull UniversityBarcelonaSpain

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