Exploring the relationship between digital competence proficiency and student learning performance

Chaw, Lee Yen, and Tang, Chun Meng (2023) Exploring the relationship between digital competence proficiency and student learning performance. European Journal of Education. (In Press)

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The increased use of digital technology in higher education requires university students to be digitally proficient. The main objective of this study is to examine the extent to which university students' proficiency in various digital competences could be helpful towards their learning performance. This study adopted DigComp 2.2 to design a data collection instrument for an online questionnaire survey and conducted data analysis on the valid 314 responses using partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM). The findings indicate that, with the exception of safety, the digital competence areas of information and data literacy, communication and collaboration, digital content creation, and problem solving were significant to student learning performance. The findings also revealed that students' current semester had no significant moderating effect on the relationships between their proficiency in digital competence areas and learning performance, with the exception of a relationship between information and data literacy and learning performance, as well as a relationship between problem solving and learning performance, between respondents in semesters 3 and 4, and between respondents in semesters 5 and 6, respectively. The findings contribute to a better understanding of DigComp 2.2's applicability in higher education and can be used by educational institutions and educators to design learning activities and formative assessments that can help students improve their digital competence proficiency.

Item ID: 80965
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1465-3435
Keywords: DigComp, digital competence, digital technology, higher education, proficiency
Copyright Information: © 2023 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2023 04:12
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development @ 30%
39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390299 Education policy, sociology and philosophy not elsewhere classified @ 20%
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education @ 50%
SEO Codes: 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160102 Higher education @ 50%
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160205 Policies and development @ 20%
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160399 Teaching and curriculum not elsewhere classified @ 30%
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