The use of EduBlog in initial teachers training: an experience of a teaching innovation project

Maria Isabel Pardo Baldoví, Diana Marín Suelves, María Isabel Vidal Esteve
2020 6th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd'20)   unpublished
Digital technologies are central elements of today's society. In this context to achieve an adequate degree of development of Digital Competence for professional performance is essential, as well as for life in society and the exercise of citizenship. Higher Education must actively contribute to develop Digital Competence, training students to effectively use digital technologies. That need is exacerbated in the case of initial teacher training, not only because of the progress towards a
more » ... ss towards a digitalized school, but also because of the fundamental role in the training of future generations. With the aim of promoting the development of Digital Teaching Competence, this paper presents an innovation project implemented in the Degree of Teacher of Nursery and Primary Education of the University of Valencia that is based on the didactic use of EduBlog. The selection of this digital tool responds to its multiple benefits on the work of curricular content, the development of digital skills and the creation of a positive climate in the classroom. The project developed with a total of 131 second-year students demonstrates that the use of EduBlog has a positive impact on the learning process and on the increase in student engagement and motivation.
doi:10.4995/head20.2020.10983 fatcat:cg753yjnzvenxoagljhjwa64b4