Students’ Digital Literacy in Shandong Province


Due to the progress in science and technology, digital literacy has become an essential skill for students to function effectively. This study examines the digital literacy levels of college students in Shandong Province, China, and offers insights for student administrators and trainers. A questionnaire survey was conducted on 400 higher education students using the student digital literacy questionnaire developed by Shopova (2014). Descriptive statistical analysis was performed using SPSS software. The empirical findings indicate that higher education students in Shandong Province possess a high level of digital literacy. Specifically, students demonstrate average proficiency in Computer/ICT skills, excellent mastery of basic Internet skills, average ability in seeking and retrieving information, multiple channels for acquiring information resources, and a high level of effectiveness in using information, including critically assessing it. Furthermore, the challenges faced by students in accessing information resources stem from issues related to authority and information barriers, the efficiency of information access, and the restricted availability of channels. While 96.7% students possess the desire to enhance their digital literacy skills, only 82.7% are inclined to engage in digital literacy courses. There are notable disparities in digital literacy when comparing graduate and undergraduate students. The results illuminate the technology utilised in education in the specified province.

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Yanhuan Li, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Nurwina Anuar, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

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Conference: ACEID2024
Stream: Higher education

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