The use of technology in Portuguese higher education

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Subtitle: Building bridges between teachers and students
Author list: Mesquita, A., Peres, P., & Moreira, F
Publisher: Springer
Publication year: 2018
Volume number: 746
Start page: 1327
End page: 1336
Number of pages: 10
Languages: Portuguese-Portugal (PT-PT)


The development of technologies together with the new formats,
pedagogies and methodologies that they make possible and the
characteristics of the youngsters are forcing higher education
institutions to change. In order to fill the gap between school and the
world outside school, some teachers are adopting and using these
technologies. However, there is not enough information available about
how they are doing that, if they really use them and, when they do, how
do they do it. In this quantitative study, teachers and students were
questioned about the use of technologies in the classroom. Results show
that although teachers know how to use technology, and advocate they use
it, it is still not clear the purpose they use it. The reasons advanced
for this situation are the technology itself and, in some cases, with
the curriculum. Future work should focus on the analysis of the way
teachers really use the technology, thus it will be possible to provide
the training and support to help them to fully take advantage of the
technologies with pedagogical purposes.


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