Title: Teaching and ICT in higher education: applications, training and needs perceived by the faculty at Complutense University

Authors: Carmen Alba, Ainara Zubillaga

Addresses: School of Education, Complutense University of Madrid, Rector Royo Villanova s/n, Madrid 28040, Spain. ' School of Industrial Relations, Complutense University of Madrid, C/San Bernardo, 49, Madrid 28015, Spain

Abstract: This paper presents the results of a survey on the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in different teaching and research activities among academic staff of the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). A total of 140 respondents to an online questionnaire showed large differences among the technologies used and the extended presence of the communication tools. Results also revealed the instrumental orientation of the training already received, and the identified training needs, in order to integrate these resources in their teaching and to actively participate in building the European Higher Education Area. Data are indicative of certain tendencies emerging fairly homogeneously, especially on the need of suitable training for relevant educational uses of ICT in their teaching, to support learning and methodological integration of technology resources.

Keywords: academic rank; college faculty; computer literacy; education; EHEA; European Higher Education Area; faculty development; gender differences; information technology; ICT in education; training needs; Spain; communications technology; educational technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIOME.2010.033548

International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, 2010 Vol.3 No.3, pp.241 - 255

Published online: 04 Jun 2010 *

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