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Students' Perception of the Integration of Mobile Devices as Learning Tools in Pre-Primary and Primary Teacher Training Degrees

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  • Blanca García Riaza

    (University of Salamanca, Avila, Spain)

  • Ana Iglesias Rodríguez

    (University of Salamanca, Avila, Spain)

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University education is nowadays facing the need to rethink teaching processes carried out, to accommodate them to new understandings about how the human beings learn, also transcending the use, access and appropriation of a methodology adapted to changing times where, no doubt, mobile devices have a leading role. Besides their obvious communicative and playful function, teachers and learners must be aware of the pedagogical potential of these devices that can become allies in educational processes. This study analyzes the perception of university students, enrolled in the Pre-Primary and Primary Teacher Training Degrees at the University of Salamanca (Spain), about the use of mobile devices as tools to assist the learning process and as gadgets to practice and boost the learning process carried out in the classroom. Relevant outcomes have been extracted from the inspection of the data obtained through a survey to students, what has enabled us to draw interesting conclusions about the opinion of students about the inclusion of mobile devices as learning resources at tertiary level, that unravel the good disposition of the students polled towards the incorporation of these devices, both to university classes as well as to their future professional development.

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  • Blanca García Riaza & Ana Iglesias Rodríguez, 2016. "Students' Perception of the Integration of Mobile Devices as Learning Tools in Pre-Primary and Primary Teacher Training Degrees," International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals (IJHCITP), IGI Global, vol. 7(2), pages 19-35, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:igg:jhcitp:v:7:y:2016:i:2:p:19-35
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