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Digital skills in university students : a self-guided online tool on improving students’ digital skills : an exploratory feasibility study

Kiflei, Shana (2020) Digital skills in university students : a self-guided online tool on improving students’ digital skills : an exploratory feasibility study.

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Abstract:This study aimed to explore the perceived digital skillfulness of university students and the feasibility of making use of the Digital Discovery Tool by Jisc to improve students’ digital skills. In the first phase of the study, seventy-seven students filled out an online self-assessment tool on digital skills. In the second part of the study, ten participants were interviewed on their usage and perceptions of the tool. The results of the first phase showed that students were proficient in ten out of sixteen areas assessed. Moreover the sample of the first phase scored higher than the sector average on twelve out of the sixteen areas assessed, namely Digital Communication, Digital Proficiency, Digital Collaboration, Information Literacy, Data Literacy, Media Literacy, Digital Wellbeing, Preparation for digital learning, Digital Productivity, Problem Solving, Digital Innovation Digital Creation and Digital learning activities . The results of the second phase revealed that most participants perceived the tool as useful in terms of helping them in increasing their awareness of the definition of the concept digital skills and their own proficiency therein. Moreover, it showed that in building their own digital skills, students consult each other, which should be considered to be facilitated by the university in the future.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology, 81 education, teaching
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/82523
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