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Title: Profesores 2.0 en la universidad del siglo XXI. Criterios para la integración educativa de la web social en la universidad
Authors: Rodera Bermúdez, Ana María
Director: Barberà Gregori, Elena
Other: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. eLearn Center (eLC)
Keywords: innovative pedagogies
e-learning 2.0
social web
Issue Date: 1-May-2012
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3)
Type: Doctoral Thesis
Abstract: The purpose of this thesis is twofold analyze three dimensions developed in Spanish universities which are the organizational one, the teacher training, and the educational use within a social web context. Secondly, make an improvement of the criteria guiding the design and implementation of: dynamic institutional support, professional teacher development, and methodological application of Web 2.0 tools in Spanish universities. To achieve the above objectives, five research questions have been raised: 1. What are the major organizational changes that lead to educational use of Web 2.0 in universities? 2. How should work a technical and pedagogical assessment department service in the university? 3. How should offers concerning teacher training about the educational use of the social web be considered? 4. In which way have educational activities facilitated with social software to be designed in university classrooms? 5. What "innovative" roles must play university teachers in implementing a "pedagogy 2.0" in their classes? It has followed a mixed methodological approach to triangulate the results based on four research methods: 1) interviewing experts in educational technology (with semi-structured and online interviews), 2) participant observation conducted in the Educational Technology Services (UC Berkeley ) and process followed to design and develop an ¿unconference¿ (Cal EduCamp 2011), 3) non-participant observation on educational activities 2.0 reported by Spanish university teachers and based on information obtained in 4) the online questionnaire. Through the process of analysis a set of criteria to strengthen the educational innovation in tertiary institutions has been established. These criteria encourage the change in different dimensions and actors of the teaching-learning process, criteria linked to the educational implementation of the social web. The criteria developed at the institutional level seek to help to develop organizational, systematic, strategic and supporting actions for the introduction of the social web within the universities. These criteria affect attitudes to promote educational integration "in" and "of" ICT in managerial, political and organizational departments of universities. Regarding teacher training and teacher professional development, the fixed criteria which affect those activities that allow considering, designing and adapting teacher education "in" "on" and "with" social technologies. In the teaching-learning processes developed in classrooms, the criteria focus on promoting appropriate educational use of the social web, or its methodological application. This research wants to help the design and development of educational programs. These programs are aimed at facilitating and improving the educational integration of the social web in Spanish universities. In this sense, it is expected that consolidation will inspire innovative universities promoting quality and ease the comprehensive education for all citizens thanks to the social web technologies.
Language: Spanish
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