Title: Effects of an ICT educational project on the students' digital literacy development

Authors: Ma. Graciela Badilla Quintana, Meritxell Cortada Pujol

Addresses: FPCEE Blanquerna, Ramon Llull University, Cister Street 34, 08022 Barcelona, Spain. ' FPCEE Blanquerna, Ramon Llull University, Cister Street 34, 08022 Barcelona, Spain

Abstract: The impact of the information and communication technologies (ICT) has become the core of a change that involves most of the society fields, consequently, the technological and informational literacy are essential requirements in education. The research is a quasi-experimental and ex-post-facto study in schools from Spain. The aim was to describe and analyse the involvement showed by 219 students who participated in a development of ICTs project named Ponte dos Brozos. The research objective was to respond if the students who usually worked with ICT, had better knowledge and management with computing tools, and if they are better prepared in researching and selecting information. Results showed that students who have a higher contact with ICTs know about the technology and how to use it, also, better knowledge and control of the computer and operative systems, a high information management level trough the internet, although their literacy in information is devoid.

Keywords: ICT skills; information technology; communications technology; digital literacy; Spain; student literacy; technological literacy; informational literacy; schools; education; computing tools; information management; operative systems; internet; world wide web; educational projects; technology enhanced learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2010.035734

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2010 Vol.2 No.4, pp.309 - 320

Published online: 03 Oct 2010 *

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