The Resolution of Daily Tasks in Virtual Contexts

By Leonor Buendia Eisman, Eva Olmedo Moreno and Gracia González Gijón.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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Nowadays, the personal development in daily life and in high education is linked to the new information and communication technologies (ICTs). This event has changed our way of knowing (Bartolomé, 1999), of solving more formal problems (Garnhan y Oakhill, 1996), has enlarged our mental resources and modified our cognitive strategies when facing formal and daily life tasks.
ICTs, presented as a major event and as a determining characteristic in this new period of time, are creating a new society, the “information society”, called the “network society” by Castells (2000), which was born from an authentic revolution, in that same author’s words, centred in the information technologies which are quickly transforming the basis of our society (Bangemann, 1994).
Our point of departure is the fact that ICTs influence education, which is a reflection of the society we live in, with consequences directly related to it and to the formation of the human being, more specifically to the cognitive processes (Adell, 1997; Beltrán, 2001); it shows advantages when compared with the resources used by traditional education: instructive flexibility, complementarity in the codes, an increase of motivation and collaborative and cooperative activities (Adell, 1997, 1998; Bartolomé, 1999; Beltrán, 2001; Cabero, 1996; De Pablos, 1998; Joyanes, 1999).

Keywords: ICT, Strategies Cognitive

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp.371-374. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 525.601KB).

Dr Leonor Buendia Eisman

Professor, Deparment in Methods Research and Diagnostic in Education, University of Granada, Granada, Spain

Dr. Leonor Buendia Eisman is health of Deparment in Methods Research and Diagnostic in Education. University of Granada. Research project more important are: Evaluation, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She currently directs the Postgraduate Programme in Pedagogy and Psicopedagogy, at Granada University and is a Director of the groups research HUM-126. Her teaching and research interests are in methods of research in education and lifelong learning in Higher Education and learnig community.

Dr. Eva Olmedo Moreno

Professor, Department of Methods of Research and Diagnostic in Education, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain

PhD. Eva María Olmedo Moreno is a teacher in Methods of Research in Education at the University of Granada, Spain. Her research interests include the Lifelong Learning in Higher Education and use of new technology. She has undertaken a number of research projects in the Spain related to the Strategies Learning in Higher Education and use of ICT and has published widely in this field.

Dr. Gracia González Gijón

Lecturer, Department of Methods of Research and Diagnostic in Education, University of Granada, Granada, Spain

PhD. Gracia González Gijón is a lecturer in Methods of Research and Diagnostic in Education at the University of Granada, Spain. Her research interests include the Learning in Higher Education and use of new technology.

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