Revista Latina

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DOI: 10.4185/RLCS-66-2011-927-130-152

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<meta name="DC.title" content="Competences in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) of university students.”/>
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<meta name="DC.Description" lang="en" content=“Revista Latina de Comunicación Social, RLCS, is a scientific journal edited at the University of La Laguna, ULL (Tenerife, Canary Islands) in the Laboratory of Information Technologies and New Analysis of Communication, LATINA according to its initials in Spanish, founded in 1987 by Dr. José Manuel de-Pablos-Coello, under the protection of special doctorate programmes for Latin American professors. The journal publishes under the main summary almost exclusively research papers written following the formula IMR&DC+B: introduction, methodology, results and discussion plus conclusion, with a updated bibliography: at least 70% of the bibliographic entries must be from the past 10 years and half of them from scientific journals in Spanish and English languages. Reviewers make a double blind peer examination. This is a collective and inter-university project, including many professors and researchers from almost all Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. The journal is the following databases: EBSCO (USA), DOAJ (Lund University, Sweden), Redalyc (Mexico), Dialnet (Spain); and is indexed by the CINDOC-CSIC in DICE, ISOC, RESH, Office of Latin American Education, OEI according to its initials in Spanish; Dulcinea, etc. In Spain the journal is a reference in the Directory of Index of Spanish Periodicals of Social and Communication Sciences, IN-RECS, of the University of Granada, UGR. RLCS occupies the first position in the cumulative index for the periods 2003-2007; 2004-2008 and the year 2008.”/>
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<meta name="DC.contributor.referee I" content="REPORTS: The authors address a current theme: the use of information technologies in education. This is a current and complex phenomenon given the rapid growth and evolution of ICTs, which are progressing more quickly than people can understand and use them for academic purposes. The focus is clear: to establish the competencies and attitudes that students have developed in relation to the ICTs. This questioning is valid since it has been proven that society, as a whole, is still not taking full advantage of ICTs; especially in some countries that do not encourage public policies to socialise and consolidate their use. The interesting thing in this study is that it is focused on young people who, given their age, belong to the generation of the information society and are more inclined to the use of ICTs. The authors explain clearly the significance of ICT to today’s society, and based on previous studies, define the role that ICTs are playing in society: they shape the construction of learning and demand the redesign of the organisational structures, they generate variants in the evaluation of education, like in the responsibility of the teacher in guiding students in the acquisition of technological competencies. This implies, the authors reiterate, that the teacher must already possess those competencies. The article clearly defines the term "competency" and links it to observable behaviours that involve, according to the bibliographic references: knowing, knowing how, and knowing how to transfer that knowledge. Moreover, the research also tries to establish whether ICT competencies favour academic performance. The authors justify and present the problem without any ambiguity, establish three hypotheses, and describe and explain the relevant methodology. The article, in short, complies with the rules and processes of a scientific paper. The authors present the research as a case study, with a quantitative methodology and technique. They avoided the use of qualitative methodologies or mixed methods. The value of the work is to become the point of departure for more complex studies. Its results, which partially verify its hypotheses, are the foundations to establish the current state of ICTs, the competencies that are needed, and their benefits in the field of education.-- Melitón Guevara-Castillo, Ph.D. – Autonomous University of Tamaulipas (Mexico).."/>
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<meta name="DC.contributor.referee II" content=" REPORTS on the article: After my first observations and the changes made by the authors to the first version of the article, I consider that the summary of the article is well presented and reflects the research behind it. With regards to the theoretical framework, it is consistent and updated, reviews the most relevant concepts, and is coherent with the object of study. In terms of methodology, I think that it was appropriate for the study and the object of study. The article shows consistency on the employed techniques and the statistical analysis of the obtained data. In relation to the results and discussion, the article presents the data obtained in each of the institutions. The graphs are adequate and well explained by the authors. The authors accepted the recommendation of standardising the colour of the graphs and make them all in black and white. The conclusions section reflects the results of the study and offers a new comparative description of the key findings in the three universities. In terms of writing, the article is well written and maintains a logical and coherent sequence of ideas. The mistakes in punctuation marks were corrected as recommended in the previous report. Regarding the references and the citation style, they are correctly written and located. The quotations are current and relevant to the context. My final decision is that the article is suitable for publication.-- Alonso Pérez-Soltero, Ph.D. – University of Sonora, UNISON (Mexico). "/>
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<meta name="DC.description.abstract" content="ABSTRACT: In this time, human life is signed by information and communication technologies (ICT). Through ICT virtual spaces are created, in those, humans generate knowledge, interact and relate in ways that were unimaginable before; therefore, the study of competencies of ICT in students at the university, is important. This research, subsidized by AECID (2009-10), was carried out to identify the competences in the use of ICT by university students at the University of Salamanca, in Spain, as well as at the University Autonoma of Chihuahua and in the Veracruzana University in Mexico. The sample included the groups of 20 teachers in each university, who use ICT in a meaningful way in their classes. The data obtained from a questionnaire applied to students. Results show trust of students toward their abilities and competencies to interact in environments mediated by ICT."/>
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<meta name="DC.keywords" content="KEYWORDS: Competencies, Information and Communication Technologies, university."/>
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<meta name="DC.TERMS.bibliographicCitation" content="Arras-Vota, A. M. G., Torres-Gastelú, C. A. and García-Valcárcel Muñoz-Repiso, A. M. (2011): "Students’ perceptions about their competencies in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)", at Revista Latina de Comunicación Social, 66, pages 130 to 152. La Laguna (Tenerife, Canary Islands): La Laguna University, retrieved on ___th of ____ of 2_______, from
DOI: 10.4185/RLCS-66-2011-927-130-152-EN