Digital Literacy Competencies for Teacher Education Students
- 10.2991/icesshum-19.2019.156How to use a DOI?
- digital literacy, competence, social media, teacher education students, ICT
As a generation that lives in the millennium, students must be able to utilize information and communication technology (ICT). They are not only expected to master ICT for their own needs in absorbing knowledge, but they must also be able to use ICT to support their profession as educators. This means that students must have good digital literacy competencies. However, is the mastery of Indonesian students' digital literacy sufficient to support their role as educators? This study aims to describe and analyze digital literacy competencies of students at the tertiary level. This includes students' digital literacy levels and the obstacles they experience in mastering and empowering them in education. This research was conducted with a case study method with instruments in the form of questionnaires and interview guidelines. The research correspondents are language students at two universities in West Sumatra. Data analysis showed that digital literacy competencies of educational students tended to be medium to good. However, these competencies are still at the level of knowledge. For the competency level and creativity of students tend to insufficient. In addition, they have become familiar with ICT as a new digital literacy base since entering college. Although students' digital literacy competencies are good, the utilization of these competencies has not been optimally utilized for learning purposes. It is recommended that teacher-education students be trained to master ICT as a course to prepare skilled education students to deal with the work environment.
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TY - CONF AU - Atmazaki AU - Vivi Indriyani PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - Digital Literacy Competencies for Teacher Education Students BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Education Social Sciences and Humanities (ICESSHum 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1010 EP - 1018 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icesshum-19.2019.156 DO - 10.2991/icesshum-19.2019.156 ID - 2019/08 ER -