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Bustos Andreu H. (2009)

An experimental study of the inclusion of technology in higher education

Computer Applications in Engineering Education,, 17, 1, 100-107.,

Tipo de publicación: ISI UC
Departamento: Ciencia de la Computación

Centros: Centro de Estudios de Políticas y Prácticas en Educación
Áreas: Ciencias de la Computación Aplicaciones Interdesciplinarias , Educación Disciplinas Científicas , Ingeniería Multidisciplinaria
Palabras clave: higher education , mobile technology , technology education Ver publicación


This article presents an experimental study of the inclusion of technology in a higher education teaching context that aims at transforming the educational process by making it both more effective and more attractive to students. Portable Pocket PC devices are used to set up and run collaborative work activities in the classroom under the technologically assisted supervision of the professor. The results lead to various findings regarding the technology inclusion process, such as the importance of the underlying educational model and the instruments that provide the technology, and allow us to draw certain conclusions relating to the educational process, in particular that the continued use of ICTs leads to improvements in student performance. © 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ 17: 100–107, 2009; Published online in Wiley InterScience (; DOI 10.1002/cae20188