El uso de las redes sociales como herramienta de apoyo a la docencia en la UPCT

  1. Mª Victoria Bueno Delgado 1
  2. Pablo Pavón Mariño 1
  1. 1 Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Cartagena, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02k5kx966

I Congreso Internacional de Innovación Docente. CIID: Cartagena 6, 7 y 8 de julio de 2011

Publisher: Cartagena, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, D.L. 2011

ISBN: 978-84-694-5332-2

Year of publication: 2011

Pages: 2047-2058

Type: Book chapter


The convergence towards the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) offers the Universities the opportunity of, notonly redesigning the study plans, but also enhancing the learning process with the Information and CommunicationTechnologies (ICTs). However, the difficulties of the students and teachers to get familiar to new ICT applications arebarriers to the introduction of these technologies. In particular, students prefer the ICT tools that they dayly use in theirleisure time, instead of the ones specifically designed as learning platforms. This is the case of the social networks, webplatforms that, when used as an aid in the teachnig-learning process, allow a dynamic knowledge transfer, sharing ideas,experiencies, and favoring a fast and active participation of students and teachers. In this work we present the pilotexperiment consisting of a platform created in the Facebook social network and used as a tool to support the teachingskills in the subject Network communications and services laboratory“, taught in the Telecommunications EngieneeringSchool of the Technical University of Cartagena. This paper shows the results observed and the conclusions extractedwith respect to the students‘ and teachers‘ involvement, and the advantages and limitatios of the use social networks astools in the teaching-learning process