Educación y Educadores
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RIASCOS-ERAZO, Sandra Cristina; AVILA-FAJARDO, Gloria Patricia and QUINTERO-CALVACHE, Diana María. Information Technology in the Classroom: The Views of University Professors. educ.educ. [online]. 2009, vol.12, n.3, pp. 133-157. ISSN 0123-1294.
This article is the result of a study conducted to identify how teachers view the use of information technology (IT) in the teaching-learning process, specifically in the case of two universities. The methodology began with an analysis of literature concerning the teacher's opinion, the impact of IT and the extent of its use. The information was collected at two universities, through a survey designed to identify the views of teachers. The findings were analyzed by frequency and variable triangulation. Essentially, the results show that teachers at the private university view the use of IT in a positive light. The opposite is true of the perception of teachers at the public university. This is due to several reasons, which are presented in the analysis. The study concludes by proposing recommendations to improve teachers' view of the use of IT in higher education.
Keywords : educational information technology; information technology (IT); higher education; university teaching; university education.