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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2011/s23.112

THE IMPACT OF DIGITAL COMPETENCE ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS

AUTHOR/S: M. KOYUNCU
Monday 1 August 2011 by Libadmin2011

11th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM2011, www.sgem.org, SGEM2011 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 20-25, 2011, Vol. 3, 1295-1300 pp

ABSTRACT

The importance of understanding the impact of digital competence has gravitated from
the global business management to training activities. The world is becoming a small
village by means of digital technological environment. Digital competency plays a key
role in people’ social, educational and occupational lives. When digital empowerment
data gathered from participant were analyzed with respect to the sub dimensions such as
awareness, motivation, technical access and digital competence. Many findings may be
in correlation with each other. According to the research findings, young people’
motivation for digital empowerment is far grater than the old people’. One more important finding is that students have the highest awareness of using digital technologies among all participants.

Keywords: Digital skills, digital competence, performance