Paper - Methodological guide for the successful use of digital technologies in education: Improvement of learning through European educational projects
The purpose of this article is to set out the research plan for thedoctoral thesis, which deals with the denition of a methodologicalguide for the successful use of digital technologies in education,especially in eLearning, taking as a reference European educationalprojects that have been successful in achieving an improvementin the teaching and learning process. We live in an increasinglydigital society that requires citizens to be prepared to adapt to theneeds of the moment and to solve the problems that arise. For thisto be possible, the education system must be prepared to adequatelytrain future citizens who will join a changing labor market. To thisend, teachers must be trained and know how to carry out ecienteducational projects that allow them to make the most of the poten-tial of ICT in the classroom or in distance education. The situationexperienced during the 2019-2020 school year with the COVID-19pandemic has tested the education system and its ability to adaptto a situation where the use of distance education was requiredand where ICT was very much needed in most of the cases to bringeducation to the homes. These factors make it very necessary towork for a better teaching professionalization. Therefore, the mainobjective of this PhD work is to enable teachers to design theirprojects, involving electronic learning, in a more eective way. Toachieve this, what better than to use the educational projects com-piled in the Erasmus+ results platform, which allow the analysis ofproject typology, outcomes, topics and to see those that have beencatalogued as a good practice or success story. This database willbe a key tool to gather information together with the collaborationof the main actors of those projects that have been successful. Amethodological guide would allow teachers and teacher trainers toknow the key factors that help to achieve a good design of educa-tional projects and allow an optimal use of ICT resources and thegreatest impact on the teaching-learning process.