Title: The new informatics technologies in education debate

Authors: Prudenciano Moreno-Moreno, Cornelio Yanez-Marquez, Olmo Alonso Moreno-Franco

Addresses: Universidad Pedagogica Nacional, Area I, Politica Educativa, Carretera al Ajusco, No. 24, Col. Heroes de Padierna, Mexico, D.F., 14200, Mexico. ' Centro de Investigacion en Computacion, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Av. Juan de Dios Batiz s/n, Mexico, D.F., 07738, Mexico. ' Cuerpo de Investigacion en Sistemas Digitales, Instituto Tecnologico de Merida, Av. Tecnologico km. 4.5, Merida, Yucatan, 97118, Mexico

Abstract: The current paper is focused on the evolution and future of discussions on the application of information technologies on education and pedagogy from a conceptual perspective. The analysed debate revolves around those who back new communication and information technologies (NCITs) as a technical-functional expression of modernity (the accolatory); and the opposites (the dismissive), both post-modern – simply critics and sceptics – and anti-modern, decidedly contrary to the use of NCITs. Finally, we conclude with a proposal of conciliation of all the above positions into a new educative vision, trans-modern or meta-modern, based on the advances of the so-called |integral theory of the whole|.

Keywords: computational education; informatics; pedagogy; new technologies; communications technology; information technology; ICT.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2009.030782

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2009 Vol.1 No.4, pp.327 - 341

Published online: 05 Jan 2010 *

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