Analysis of digital sustainability factors in the adoption of learning apps in primary and secondary education

  1. Vázquez-Cano, Esteban 1
  2. Quero-Gervilla, Mercedes 1
  3. Díez-Arcón, Paz 1
  4. Pascual-Moscoso , Carolina 1
  1. 1 Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia - UNED (España)
Edutec: Revista electrónica de tecnología educativa

ISSN: 1135-9250

Year of publication: 2023

Issue Title: Tecnologías digitales en educación: poniendo el foco en la ética

Issue: 83

Pages: 24-40

Type: Article

DOI: 10.21556/EDUTEC.2023.83.2715 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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This article describes a study to measure the importance for teachers of the digital sustainability factors that facilitate or inhibit adoption of learning apps as a support to the teaching-learning process in primary education. A structural equations model methodology was used to conduct the importance-performance analysis (IPA). IPA aims to identify the value alloted by users in terms of the importance and performance of a series of quality criteria to obtain an indirect measure of the elements of digital sustainability that encourage or discourage the adoption of educational apps. The sample was formed of 212 teachers with experience using apps in teaching-learning process. The results indicated four areas of digital sustainability to be improved in order to guarantee good educational and sustainable use of apps inside and outside the classroom: safe and transparent use of data and algorithms, the apps compliance with the functional diversity of all students, the promotion of safe collaborative environments and the need for awareness regarding energy efficiency

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