The Impact of Educational Technologies in Higher Education

Keywords: Educational technology, higher education, information technology, role of the teacher


The formation of human capital is key to countries’ social, cultural and economic development. The current literature pays considerable attention to the ever-increasing proliferation of technology in the careers of college and graduate school. While the presence of educational technology in higher education offers multiple benefits, its implementation also presents challenges. The literature has considered multiple tools for improving learning processes. The results of such tools vary and are difficult to measure in terms of quality. In this document, we analyze the issues surrounding educational technology in higher education.

Author Biographies

Goretti Cabaleiro-Cerviño, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile

is Assistant Professor at Universidad de Navarra, Faculty of Business and Economics, in Pamplona, Spain. Her primary research areas are Technology and Innovation Management and Business Strategy.

Carolina Vera, Universidad de Las Américas, Chile

holds M.A. in Economics with mention in Industrial Organization and Social Policies in Georgetown University, USA (with a double degree at Universidad Alberto Hurtado, CL). She studied a BA in Economics in Catholic University of Bolivia. She currently works in research about education and labor markets. She nurtures a keen interest in several fields: Development Economics, Education and Labor Economics and Applied Econometrics.


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How to Cite
Cabaleiro-Cerviño, G., & Vera, C. (2020). The Impact of Educational Technologies in Higher Education. GIST – Education and Learning Research Journal, 20, 155-169.