REICE 2017 - Volume 15, No 3
What do Websites of Schools Offer to Me? Exploratory Study in Cantabria (Spain)

In the Information and Communication Society school’s websites are an open window to the world in which anyone can learn and get documentation on the work developed in schools. In this paper, we show an empirical research about all school sites in centers of Early Childhood and Primary Education run by public funds and set in the Autonomous Community of Cantabria. The results show the situation of websites with regard to its presentation, organization, content, usefulness, role given to the educational community and teaching methodology. 86% are well presented, 91% are well organized, there is a great diversity in their content, they are mainly addressed to families and the relationship with the educational community and teaching methodologies could be exploited much more. The findings reveal that the development of the web depends on the center and the contributions made by the people of the educational community, not its geographical context or ownership. Likewise, the ICT coordinator and the Administration can play a stimulating or curbing role in the schools in the design and development of the web.

Key words
Information systems, Information technology, Communication technology, Educational management, Educational information.
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Álvarez-Álvarez, C. (2017). ¿Qué me ofrecen las páginas web de los centros educativos? Estudio exploratorio en Cantabria (España) [What do websites of schools offer to me? exploratory study in Cantabria (Spain)]. REICE. Revista Iberoamericana sobre Calidad, Eficacia y Cambio en Educación, 15(3), 49-63.