El uso de las computadoras como herramientas de enseñanza, problemas frecuentes y soluciones alternativas para un nuevo paradigma educativo

Today, multimedia capabilities of computers offer teachers vast possibilities for improving their teaching techniques. However, these tools have also created new problems, which are particularly visible in the context of a technology monoculture. Education is, therefore, facing the great challenge o...

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Main Authors: Saravia Vargas, José Roberto, Saravia Vargas, Juan Carlos
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: Escuela de Lenguas Modernas, Universidad de Costa Rica 2013
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rlm/article/view/12365
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/23731
Summary: Today, multimedia capabilities of computers offer teachers vast possibilities for improving their teaching techniques. However, these tools have also created new problems, which are particularly visible in the context of a technology monoculture. Education is, therefore, facing the great challenge of changing the superficial, algorithm-like use of computers to find efficient solutions to those problems, a process that must be framed within metacognition principles and Freire’s concept of freeing pedagogy. Free software represents a paradigm shift in this context and, at the same time, its use can contribute to solve the most common technologyrelated issues that educators must cope with in their everyday teaching.