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Formación universitaria

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VILLARREAL-VILLA, Sandra; GARCIA-GULIANY, Jesús; HERNANDEZ-PALMA, Hugo  and  STEFFENS-SANABRIA, Ernesto. Teacher Competences and Transformations in Education in the Digital Age. Form. Univ. [online]. 2019, vol.12, n.6, pp.3-14. ISSN 0718-5006.

Aspects related to digital competencies in teachers in the higher education scenario in Barranquilla, Colombia, are analyzed. A research was carried out with a mixed approach, applying quantitative and qualitative tools with the support of a Likert type instrument and addressing the topic with a targeted (intentional) sample of 20 teachers. The literature was reviewed to identify the most accepted institutional models for the incorporation of information and communication technologies in academic environments, and the results obtained were compared. The results show a high level of self-perception (over 80%) by the teachers surveyed in view of the presence of digital competences in teaching and learning processes. Among these, training and information, the application of information and communication technologies and the management of learning environments stand out. It is concluded that it is necessary to promote in teachers greater commitment to the renewal of knowledge and information, as well as to stimulate the creation of digital content that promotes the skills in students.

Keywords : information and communication technologies; digital skills; teacher´s competence; higher education.

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