Journal section "Social and economic development"

Students’ Digital Literacy: Competence-Based Approach

Salganova E.I., Osipova L.B.

Volume 16, Issue 1, 2023

Salganova E.I., Osipova L.B. (2023). Students’ digital literacy: Competence-based approach. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 16(1), 227–240. DOI: 10.15838/esc.2023.1.85.12

DOI: 10.15838/esc.2023.1.85.12

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Currently, digital technology has a significant impact on socio-economic development in various societal spheres. In this regard, the importance of the formation of digital competencies in student youth is increasing. Modern generation should have these competences in order to work effectively and use the digital environment safely. The article presents an overview and systematization of scientific concepts that reveal the content of digital literacy. We show how the scientific category “digital literacy” correlates with “digital competence”. Concrete facts have confirmed that the use of digital technology in education involves the formation of digital competencies, the importance of which is beyond doubt, as well as the fact that digital literacy promotes the development of skills in search, analysis, critical understanding of the information received; it also helps to use digital platforms and network technology competently and in compliance with the basics of security in the digital environment. In this regard, the purpose of our research is to identify the level of formation of digital competencies in students in the higher education system (on the example of the Chelyabinsk Oblast). Scientific novelty of the work lies in theoretical substantiation of the content of digital literacy and systematization of approaches using a competence-based approach. In this context, the results of a survey of students of four universities in Chelyabinsk, aimed at identifying regional features and problems of the formation of digital competencies in the higher education system, are of interest. The findings of our research can become an important methodological tool in determining risk groups by the level of formation of digital competencies in students, developing methods for the safe use of digital content, preventing the spread of destructive online practices among young people and promoting their safe use of digital content


informatization, higher education system, digital technology, student youth, digital literacy, digital competencies, digital security

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