Impact of technological mediations on cognitive processes linked to academic writing in Higher Education students.

Project: Research Project

Project Details


Education is a propitious field for generating changes in society. At the same
society. At the same time, it poses new demands and challenges on a daily basis, which in some way oblige teachers to be in permanent revision of their pedagogical practices.
Currently, there is a debate among those who argue that Information and Communication Technologies should be incorporated into the teaching and learning process.
and Communication Technologies should be unquestionably incorporated in education and those who resist the idea. Meanwhile, digital natives (Prensky, 2011) access them almost unconsciously. With the aim of to contribute to the debate elements to guide the decision of whether or not to "bet" on the incorporation of ICTs in education.
the incorporation of ICTs in the classroom, the present study on writing, ICTs and
writing, ICTs and cognitive processes.
Writing is a complex process insofar as it is an activity that involves learning, affective and cognitive involves learning, affective and communicative aspects of the individual. Writing involves the execution of a series of cognitive processes, which has been studied by cognitive psychology.
cognitive psychology and some disciplines that study language, such as psycholinguistics.
language such as Psycholinguistics. Technological mediation, extending Michael Cole's
Michael Cole's concept of artifact (Cole, 1999) is simultaneously conceptual and material.
conceptual and material and represents the transformative capacity of its user.
its user. The project seeks, then, to answer the following questions:
How to incorporate the use of ict in the writing processes of university students, in order to improve the cognitive processes of the students.
processes, in order to improve the cognitive processes linked to textual production
textual production and textual production itself?

Commitments / Obligations

El proyecto se realiza con investigadores de la Universidad del Tolima (Gina
Quintero, Claudia Duque Aristizábal y Claudia Alejandra Duque). El compromiso
directo con el equipo investigador es en el proceso de sistematización y análisis
de datos obtenidos, así como en la elaboración de informes.
Effective start/end date3/17/167/17/16

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Main Funding Source

  • Installed Capacity (Academic Unit)


  • Región Centro Oriente


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