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Habits and preferences of University Students on the use of Information and Communication Technologies in their academic activities and of socialization PROCEEDINGS

, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico ; , Universidad Autónoma Metropilitana, Mexico

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The gradual incorporation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to higher education opens up new possibilities for improving the standard of learning, however, it is necessary to know how the technological tools are used by students. 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 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, many of them use the cell phone in their school activities.

Citation

González-Martínez, M. & Herrera-Batista, M.A. (2009). Habits and preferences of University Students on the use of Information and Communication Technologies in their academic activities and of socialization. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2530-2537). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 14, 2018 from .

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