Colaboración y redes sociales en la enseñanza universitaria

  1. Gewerc Barujel, Adriana
  2. Montero Mesa, María Lourdes
  3. Lama Penín, Manuel
Comunicar: Revista Científica de Comunicación y Educación

ISSN: 1134-3478

Datum der Publikation: 2014

Titel der Ausgabe: ¿La revolución de la enseñanza?

Nummer: 42

Seiten: 55-63

Art: Artikel

DOI: 10.3916/C42-2014-05 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

Andere Publikationen in: Comunicar: Revista Científica de Comunicación y Educación


This paper presents an exploratory analysis of the experience of educational innovation in the configuration of a social learning network in a subject for the Education degree course at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). This innovation is based on the premise of student-centered teaching (independent learning, self-regulated, authentic and breaking boundaries between formal and informal areas) enriched with collaborative activities. The study aims to analyze the intensity and relevance of the student´s contributions in this collaborative framework. We used learning analytics tools with two types of techniques: social network analysis (SNA) and information extraction, to measure the intensity, centrality and relevance of collaboration among students. The results obtained allow us to confirm: 1) The consistency and coherence between the pedagogical approach and the option of using a social network in university education; 2) A dense network with a high level of interaction, a moderate degree of centrality and a low centralization index (structure moves away from star), with a group with the capacity to influence the rest (degree of betweenness); 3) High level of relevance to the content analyzed; 4) The usefulness of learning analytics techniques to guide teacher decision-making.

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