Competencias digitales en estudiantes de comunicación a través de cuatro universidades latinoamericanas

Translated title of the contribution: Assessment of digital competences in communication students across four Latin American universities

Joseph Livingston Crawford-Visbal, Livingston Crawford-Tirado, Zulma Zoraida Ortiz-Záccaro, Facundo Abalo

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Abstract

Professional skills deemed necessary to work in the field of Communication in Latin America have shifted due to the ever more pressing necessities regarding Information and Communication Technologies. This study analyzes the cases of 4 different academic programs in Communications, belonging to 4 universities in the region (Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela), comparing their students in 3 phases of their formation (first semester, fourth semester, eight or last semester). We employed questionnaires for new students, focus groups for fourth-semester students, and semi-structured interviews those who were close to graduation. The results reveal that while students do have high levels of internet connectivity, they lack digital competencies such as basic information literacy, which are crucial for their future as professionals.

Translated title of the contributionAssessment of digital competences in communication students across four Latin American universities
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)201-2014
Number of pages1814
JournalEducation in the Knowledge Society
Volume21
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

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