Assessment of Digital Literacy Skills of the POST Graduate Students of Bangalore North University, Kolar, Karnataka, India: A Study


Author(s): Sharadamma CA* and Hemavathi BN

Higher education institutions are responsible for preparing their student's incompetent workforce. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) play a vital role in impacting digital literacy skills. A study of the digital literacy skills of 186 postgraduate students registered for the first year in Bangalore North University, PG center, Kolar during 2021-22. The questionnaire was used as the data collection tool. The findings reveal that most of the respondents use ICT tools for social media. 62.90% of them have smart phones and 94 (50.53%) of the respondents use the internet minimum of two hours/day. This study found that respondents use the most minor internet for study purposes and high usage for entertainment. The majority of the respondents use search strategies to save their time. It was found from the study that 62 (33.33%) of the respondents were willing to switch over from conventional classroom learning to digital learning platforms.

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