Questioning inclusive environments in the academic use of the web 2.0 tools

Verónica Marín-Díaz Begoña Esther Sampedro-Requena Jorge Francisco Figueroa Flores About the authors

ABSTRACT:

Nowadays, two of the most relevant topics addressed by the educational community are Inclusive Education (IE) and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT’s). The following paper presents the main results obtained in a recent research conducted at Universidad de Córdoba. It focused on determining the level of importance undergraduate college students, majoring in education, give to Web 2.0 tools in inclusive environments. The research was conducted following a non-experimental and descriptive research design, using the Likert scale questionnaire for data collection. The main results indicate that such use depends on their course of graduation. In addition, it was found that educational tools such as “edublogs” are not seen as inclusive elements. By this means, it is necessary to include IE training in the curriculum of future educators.

Keywords:
Web 2.0; Inclusive education; Teacher education

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