LectoresEcosistema

Readers as main figures in the book ecosystem

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The world of books is living a silent revolution, and the main figures of such revolution are readers. In the traditional book ecosystem, they were valued as distant, blurry subjects… Today, due essentially to the Internet and social media, readers have gained importance and imposed themselves on authors and, even, on texts.

The printed book has required more than 500 years to consolidate its power and, in turn, to contemplate its crisis. This crisis should not be understood as decadence (the end of books), but as an opportunity to look at its renewal. This can be done from a dynamic perspective that sees new cultural products—the electronic book, to name one—as reinventions of others because it joins together new communication systems that allow their resurrection and adaptation to a different historical environment.

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grupoalegre

Inclusive education: Education for all

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We can safely state that current education is either provided with an inclusive approach or is not considered education. I think this statement is not unfounded. Let’s see: We live in societies that call themselves democratic, implying that they respect, value, and promote differences; that they require citizen participation for individual talents to contribute to the group; that they promote equal opportunities for the population as a whole; in short, that they need the concurrence of each individual, with their singularities, to become a society in which coexistence in diversity prevails as a dominant value…

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RealidadVirtual

ICT in educational curricula

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The social, political, and educational reality that exists today in the world and affects students and teachers themselves is forcing educational institutions to try to adapt their teaching and learning processes to the divergent situations that society presents to politicians, theorists, and practitioners of education. Thus, the development of digital resources aimed at improving the didactic act has rapidly increased. This is evidenced by the articles found in journals such as EDMETIC, which has recently published a monograph discussing experiences in the development of content learning mediated by augmented reality and pointing out its great possibilities…

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tiza

Measurement scales and their use in education

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When we want to conduct a study in the field of education, we find variables whose quantification is not possible or directly realizable. This is the case, for example, of a person’s sex, motivation or attitude towards studies. According to the nature of data, a measurement scale is the instrument that allows to classify them, order them, and even perform statistical tests for their analysis. How are these scales used? The first step is their creation, for which it is necessary to know what type of variable we are going to deal with. Thus, scales are classified into nominal, ordinal, interval or ratio: Nominal scales deal with variables that can only be classified (e.g., sex: male or female). Ordinal scales deal with variables that cannot only be classified, but also ordered…

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Lectura y sociabilidad

Reading and sociability in the days of social media

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Have those interested in reading ever wondered what elements characterize contemporary reading practices? Or, by chance, have they wondered how new technologies have transformed the ways of being a reader in the last decades?
The research titled “Sociabilidad y nuevas tecnologías en las prácticas lectoras. Un estudio en Ciudad de México“ …

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Humanidades en la Universidad

The Humanities at the University

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While there is no single classification of the disciplines that comprise what we nowadays know as “the humanities,” it could be generally stated, as Edward Said does in Humanism and Democratic Criticism, that they are reflexive disciplines that propose an interpretation of the world and of the human being, while questioning their own act of interpretation…

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Humanities & Democracy

Are the humanities useful for democracy or should they be?

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When we think about reasons to justify the existence of Humanities departments at universities, one of them has been that they are essential to maintain democracy. This reason, however, could limit the humanities to their practical usefulness, which would leave out the study of some areas whose political or economic usefulness is not so obvious…

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Tarzan's spelling

Tarzan’s Spelling

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Writing is a means of guiding the reader from one idea to another; a barrier gate that closes and opens the way at the same time. This is valid for any language, from the symbolic language of literature or daily uses of speech to the transactional utilitarian language used in expository texts, in both the work environment and personal messages proliferating in social media…

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