Analysis of the Perception of University Students About the Use of Microsoft OneNote as an Electronic Laboratory Notebook in Response to Non-Face-to-Face Education in Pandemic Times

Nicolás Grijalva-Borja, Vanessa Espinosa, Stefanny Quinteros, Anthony Salguero

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELN) have been used in scientific laboratories for their flexibility in collecting non-standardized data. Microsoft OneNote emerges as a useful working tool for different educational institutions where technology allows you to optimize your resources. Because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, over 850 million students in the world have been affected, so that 1 in 4 students has had to adapt to non-classroom learning conditions. In the present study, an analysis of the perception of the use of Microsoft OneNote as an ELN were carried out for students from three engineering degrees at the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana in Quito, in Ecuador during the months of April to June 2020. The results show that students rate the use of this tool as useful (52%) to very useful (36%) compared to a paper notebook. Also, most of the students (>80%) recommend the use of the electronic notebook in the laboratory’s development practices, they would recommend its use to other students and teachers. Finally, the general perception was rated as good (37%) and very good (32%). These results allow to conclude that the use of electronic resources is accepted by students, adopting information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance virtual education in pandemic times.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation and Communication Technologies - 8th Conference, TICEC 2020, Proceedings
EditorsGermania Rodriguez Morales, Efraín R. Fonseca C., Juan Pablo Salgado, Pablo Pérez-Gosende, Marcos Orellana Cordero, Santiago Berrezueta
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages150-162
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030628321
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Event8th Conference on Information and Communication Technologies of Ecuador, TICEC 2020 - Guayaquil, Ecuador
Duration: 25 Nov 202027 Nov 2020

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1307
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Conference

Conference8th Conference on Information and Communication Technologies of Ecuador, TICEC 2020
Country/TerritoryEcuador
CityGuayaquil
Period25/11/2027/11/20

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Keywords

  • Electronic laboratory notebook
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Pandemic times

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Analysis of the Perception of University Students About the Use of Microsoft OneNote as an Electronic Laboratory Notebook in Response to Non-Face-to-Face Education in Pandemic Times'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this