Technology behaviors in education innovation.

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Cita: Sein-Echaluce, M. L., Fidalgo-Blanco, Á., & Alves, G. (2017). Technology behaviors in education innovation. Computers in Human Behavior100(72), 596-598.


Technology behaviors in education innovation.


Change and improvement are two keywords embedded in innovation in general (OECD, 2005) and, in particular, in teaching and learning innovation (Miles, 1964). Based on those two keywords, educational innovation could be defined as “the application of one idea that produces a planned change in educational processes, services, or products, then leading to an improvement in learning goals”.

The role of the computer in educational innovation is seen as a facilitating tool, as both educational innovation and computation address the same topic, i.e. “Knowledge”. The computer’s capability to manage information makes it an ideal tool to potentiate different implementations in teaching and learning contexts.

The several distinct ways teachers and students interact are oriented by teaching methods. This means the computer may be used to: improve existing methods for teacher-students interaction, e.g. traditional lectures; enable alternative methods that are difficult to apply under current conditions, e.g. personalized learning; create new methods, e.g. flipped teaching; or, in addition, analyse data generated from teacher-students interactions and help in the learning improvement decision-making process…


Ángel Fidalgo-Blanco ( Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, España

María Luisa Sein-Echaluce ( Universidad de Zaragoza, España

Gustavo Ribeiro Alves ( Polytechnic Institute of porto, Portugal

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