International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2557

Full Length Research Paper

The use of ICT tools in physical sciences education

Gema Sáez Rodríguez1* and Antonio J. Monroy Antón2
  1Departamento de Didáctica, Faculty of Education, Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain. 2Finance and Commercial Research Department, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 24 January 2011
  •  Published: 18 February 2011



ICT are nowadays, a reality in Spanish education. Although it has been a tough job, their use in physical sciences education has also increased in the last few years. But even with that, it is not clear whether students like them, use them and get any real profit from them. In this work we tried to analyse several aspects of the use of ICT in Spanish physical sciences education system, as which tools are used the most, which tools should be used the most, or which competences students improve with their use, among others. The results showed that computers are the preferred tools and that they will continue playing that role in the future, but also that 17% of the students think that ICT are not necessary.


Key words: ICT, education, innovation, computer, competences.