Cambiamos algo el enfoque tradicional hacia otras aplicaciones en los cuestionarios dirigidos a las universidades:
We selected for the survey traditional education-related online services like e-mail, web browsing, or e-learning platforms and authoring tools. Besides, after a careful analysis of the literature and the actual experience of the members of the team, we included a portfolio of Web 2.0 applications. The selection included blogs (e.g. Blogger, Word Press), wikis (e.g. Wikipedia), social markers and folksonomies (e.g. Del.icio.us), social network platforms (e.g. FaceBook, Tuenti), virtual social games (e.g. Second Life), multimedia sharing (e.g. Hot Share), multimedia blogging (e.g. BlogAudio tools) and podcasting (e.g. iTunes podcasts), content syndication (e.g. RSS) and shared calendars (e.g. Google Calendar). There is an open debate on the purpose and real impact of this new breed of tools in educational settings.(...)
For the tools discussed above we identified the elements of relevance to be taken into account along the survey:
- Degree of use. Measures the percentage of use of these tools in relation to the set of tools.
- Purpose. Students were asked if tools were used for work, study, leisure, or other activities.
- Actual communication model. Students should identify if tools were used for receiving and providing information, to communicate and share opinions, or to participate in group or social activities.
- Degree of satisfaction. Students should state whether
the tools meet their expectations, and their intentions for the future insofar actual use is concerned. This indicator was evaluated taking also into account their commitment on recommending target tools to their peers.En las dos oleadas del estudio, laS herramientas de comunicación (34%) se declararon más usadas que las aplicaciones 2.0 (23, 80). La satisfacción por las redes sociales también era claramente indicativa de las preferencias que meses después se están comprobando.