Impact of ICT: challenges and opportunities of Higher Education in the face of COVID-19

AuthorsJaneth Pilar Díaz VeraUniversity of Guayaquil, Ecuador. KarinaRuiz RamírezUniversity of Guayaquil, Ecuador.üez CevallosUniversity of GuayaquilDOI: technologies,higher education,digital competences,academic processes,COVID-19Abstract

The objective of this study was to analyze the impact on the use of ICT for the development of their academic activities in the modality of online classes of the University of Guayaquil, in times of pandemic due to COVID-19, a global health crisis that includes Ecuador. This research was field and its non-experimental design cross-sectional. The information was collected through a questionnaire of questions of different types, the reliability of this instrument was made through Cronbach’s alpha coefficient, the results of the surveys were processed with the Excel program and presented in frequency tables. The population used was 2138 teachers and 57567 students from the 17 faculties of the University of Guayaquil. The sample was non-probabilistic or directed, with a total of 246 teachers and 276 students. The results indicate that, for the teachers who participated in the study, the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are of utmost importance for the development of teaching, especially in virtual classes. However, they consider that training processes in the use of these technologies should be improved. It is concluded that both teachers and students recognize that they cannot separate technologies from the teaching-learning process, but adequate training of digital skills is key for their use and maximum use. Downloads

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Díaz Vera, J. P., Ruiz Ramírez, A. K. ., & Egüez Cevallos, C. . (2021). Impact of ICT: challenges and opportunities of Higher Education in the technology face of COVID-19. UISRAEL Scientific Journal, 8(2), 113–134.

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