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Levels of technological competence in the use of social networks among teachers in Santa Marta

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Keguin José González Castro ,
Keguin José González Castro

Universidad del Magdalena, Facultad Ciencias de la Educación. Santa Marta, Colombia

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Matilde Bolaño García ,
Matilde Bolaño García

Universidad del Magdalena, Facultad Ciencias de la Educación. Santa Marta, Colombia

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Narlys Patricia Villalobo Ropain ,
Narlys Patricia Villalobo Ropain

Universidad del Magdalena, Facultad Ciencias de la Educación. Santa Marta, Colombia

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Abstract

Social media have had a great reception in the educational context, allowing students to interact with each other in real time, both synchronously and asynchronously. Deficiencies in social media management competencies have repercussions on educators needing to be more knowledgeable about technology and, consequently, on students with deficits in this area. The factors influencing this type of phenomenon may be related to the lack of programs and training by institutions or teachers. The goal was to analyze teachers' technological competence levels during the pandemic concerning the use of social media in grade ten. An inductive empirical, non-experimental piece of research was proposed, with a cross-sectional design, in Santa Marta City, Colombia, El Parque District Educational Institution, focusing on grade ten. The sample was made up of 15 teachers. A data collection instrument was used, composed of 15 closed Likert-type questions. These questions correspond to the exploratory, integrative, and innovative levels underlying the pentagon of competencies on the grounds for technological competencies established by the Ministry of National Education of Colombia. Once the interpretation was carried out, it can be seen that the hypothesis was refuted and the instrument achieved its purpose; it was evidenced that teachers do have an adequate level of competencies; regarding the use of mechanisms such as social media, training should be given to take advantage of the implicit potential of these tools, which makes it possible to recommend the implementation not only to share information but also to assess and monitor, as well as constant updating by the teaching staff so as not to fall behind the technological progress that may take place in the future.

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González Castro KJ, Bolaño García M, Villalobo Ropain NP. Levels of technological competence in the use of social networks among teachers in Santa Marta. Metaverse Basic and Applied Research [Internet]. 2023 Feb. 26 [cited 2024 May 27];2:27. Available from: https://mr.saludcyt.ar/index.php/mr/article/view/27

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