Estudios pedagógicos (Valdivia)
versión ISSN 0718-0705
AMOR PEREZ, M; HERNANDO-GOMEZ, Ángel y AGUADED-GOMEZ, Ignacio. ICT integration in educational institutions: perceptions of head teachers and coordinators. Estud. pedagóg. [online]. 2011, vol.37, n.2, pp. 197-211. ISSN 0718-0705. doi: 10.4067/S0718-07052011000200012.
This work presents the results of an investigation that assesses the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) on educational institutions. The research uses a wide range of instruments to analyse the direct effects of ICT on the didactic processes of teaching and learning, and the results are based on a series of interviews and group discussions that reveal the challenges, demands and perceptions of teachers involved in this experience. The main conclusions call for the need to professionalize management teams, and to stress the importance of the ICT coordinator as a conduit for new ideas. There is also a need for a change in teachers’ mentality and an update in educational methodology in order to consolidate the comprehensive and didactic usage of ICT.
Palabras clave : teaching-learning process; educational innovation; integration of ICT; ICT centers.