Students’ Experiences with Digital Literacy and Education Inequality During the COVID-19 Pandemic (78714)

Session Information: Digital Literacy in Education
Session Chair: Ramesh Behl

Saturday, 25 May 2024 14:50
Session: Session 4
Room: Room 605
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This study aims to determine how digital illiteracy affects students' online learning engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also explores what universities need to provide to help students to develop their digital competence. The sample was taken purposive sampling technique, and the data were collected through adopted Miles and Huberman's theory and semi-structured in-depth interviews with 13 respondents (eight students and five lecturers). The findings show that students' online learning engagement is influenced by digital illiteracy. The students unable to understand the online courses and follow the learning instructions, such as students are constrained due to the difficulties in operating the digital tools to accomplish the virtual assignments, the students become unable to synergized with their lecturers and fulfill their learning needs. The students felt helpless in maintaining their mental well-being. The data also suggest the university can develop the students’ digital competence by developing good educational systems, maintaining them, and then pursuing an improvement by enhancing the poor digital learning system.

Muhammad Farhan, Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia
Muhammad Arief Mubarak, Ar-Raniry State Islamic University, Indonesia
Ashadi Ashadi, Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia
Ricky Sriyanda, Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia

About the Presenter(s)
Mr Muhammad Farhan is a University Postgraduate Student at State University Yogyakarta in Indonesia

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