Social interaction

Internet, escola i comunitat en el trànsit cap a la Societat Xarxa. La incorporació d’internet al sistema educatiu de Catalunya per al desenvolupament comunitari

Durant els darrers anys, hi ha hagut un gran interès en el procés d’introducció de les tecnologies de la informació i de la comunicació (TIC) a les escoles. Tot i que la majoria dels esforços s’han dirigit a l’estudi de la seva incorporació als …

Online community building in classrooms and schools: Using the internet to extend teachers’ face-to-face community practices

Using a digital inequality approach, this study analyses the introduction of the internet into teachers’ daily activity in order to support and enhance community building in classrooms and schools. Two thousand one hundred and sixty-three (2,163) …

What factors affect teachers’ professional use of ICT outside the classroom? Evidence from Spain

Background: In the recent years there has been wide interest in the implementation of the ICT in educational institutions. Most of the research conducted to date on this topic highlights how ICTs reconfigure classroom practice ...

Internet in teachers’ professional practice outside the classroom: Examining supportive and management uses in primary and secondary schools

In recent years there has been widespread interest in the implementation of information and communication technologies (ICT) in schools. While most studies primarily focus on the use of ICT in teaching and learning, little attention has been given to …

The Contribution of School-related Factors to ICT Use as a Management Tool in Primary and Secondary Education

Recent research on the factors that promote ICT implementation in schools has emphasised the need to include school level variables and concluded that focusing solely on variables at class level or individual teacher characteristics is insufficient …

Quality schooling in the Network Society: A community approach through the everyday use of the internet

Beginning with a discussion of the latest findings in the information and communication technologies (ICT) and educational improvement field, this article develops a comprehensive strategy to analyse online community building. Far from offering a …

Factors affecting teachers’ use of ICT as a professional tool outside the classroom

In the recent years there has been wide interest in the implementation of the ICT in educational institutions. Much of the research on ICT in education has pointed to the role of computers in classroom, particularly in the process of teaching and …

Factors influencing teachers’ professional use of ICT in primary and secondary schools in Spain

In the recent years there has been wide interest in the implementation of the ICT in schools. While most studies mainly focus on the use of ICT in teaching and learning, there is little literature that addresses which factors influence the use of ICT …

The use of ICT in school management and its influence on the teaching-learning activity

Education and the Network Society (ENS) is a research group at the Open University of Catalonia, interested in the study of the educational phenomenon in contemporary society. During the last 4 years we have conducted research on the process of the …

Short Web-based versions of the Perceived Stress (PSS) and Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression (CESD) Scales: A comparison to pencil and paper responses among internet users

This study reports results from a format comparison between Web-based and pencil and paper questionnaires measuring two well-validated measures of psychological distress among 530 frequent Internet users studying at an on-line University (Open …