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Title: Are They Really Aware? A Digital Venture for Addressing "Digital Literacy"among the P.G. Students at the University of North Bengal
Authors: Esh, Manash
Ghosh, Saptarshi
Keywords: Digital Literacy
Digital Skills
Mann-Whitney U Test
Postgraduate Students
University of North Bengal
Issue Date: Nov-2022
Publisher: INFLIBNET Centre, Gandhinagar
Series/Report no.: CALIBER-2022;20
Abstract: The ability to locate, organise, assess, analyse, and utilise using digital technology is referred to as digital literacy. It entails having a working knowledge of several technologies as well as understanding how they might be employed. The study's main objective was to determine the literacy of using digital resources by postgraduate students of the University of North Bengal, West Bengal. Thepresent study also determines the student's level of ICT skills, frequency of internet use by the respondents, determines their awareness ofvarious databases, as well as their expertise with various search algorithms for retrieving E-resources. The study also highlights the Mann-Whitney U Test on the Digital literacy level of the P.G. Students with a two-tailed result where "Male" higher than "Female" or"Female" higher than "Male" doesn't matter.The significant findings of the study highlight the association between "Frequency of use of the library" and "Satisfied with services provided by the library" with a p-value: 0.2496, Pearson's Chi-Squarestatistic as 10.224 and Degrees of Freedom (df) as 8. It was also found that P.G. students rated their digital skills as High (a total mean of 3.809). The parameter with the highest mean (4.33) was "Learning may be enhanced by employing digital tools and resources," and the parameter with the second highest mean (4.26) was "training in technology-enhanced language learning should be incorporated in language education programs."
Description: 13th International CALIBER-2022, BHU, Varanasi, UP, 17-19 November 2022
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