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Anales de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas (Asunción)

versión impresa ISSN 1816-8949

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AYALA SERVIN, Nicolás et al. Use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in Paraguayan university students. An. Fac. Cienc. Méd. (Asunción) [online]. 2021, vol.54, n.1, pp.83-92. ISSN 1816-8949.  https://doi.org/10.18004/anales/2021.054.01.83.

Introduction:

New technologies are those sources of communication that are emerging from advances in electronics and conceptual tools. The impact of ICT on research in Paraguay is not very evident, leaving research under development.

Objectives:

To establish the most frequent and influential technological and educational factors of the students of the Universidad Nacional de Asunción.

Materials and methods:

Descriptive observational study, cross-sectional, non-probabilistic sampling for convenience, between April to May 2018 at the Universidad Nacional de Asunción. A p <0.05 was considered significant.

Results:

Ages between 18 to 30 years (22.04 ± 2.25); female sex 61.1% (210); Great Asunción 56.9% (196). The most frequent technological-educational factors were not having a study group in 79.9% (275); Basic English with 35.5% (122). Ownership of laptop (89%), wireless internet (79%), smartphone (92%). 10.19 average hours of daily internet access. Use of Google, Google Scholar and SciELO.

Conclusion:

It is necessary to demonstrate the relevance of the incorporation of ICT in the education of university students in the health area and its benefit for personal and professional development. The importance of education at regional and local level is pointed out.

Palabras clave : factors; technology; information; students..

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