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Learning patterns identification as a strategy for digital appropriation skills in fresher university students
In the current era of the digital society and knowledge and imminent fourth industrial revolution, things related to the appropriation of Digital Technologies are understood as basic competences of the professional of the 21st century. In line with that premise, this article shows the results obtained from a study in 205 last year’s high school students, about their learning patterns and how this could be related to the acquisition of digital technology appropriation skills in first semesters of university. The mixed approach research uses the data from a survey of learning patterns named Inventory of Learning Styles (ILS), to perform a factor analysis and identify clusters that allowed classifying the population into groups, according to their affinity level with learning patterns more related to skills of appropriation of digital technologies. The research makes it possible to establish curricular management strategies to strengthen these skills.