digital literacy on campus

The Digital Literacy Divide in Our Classrooms

Catie Peiper on May 2, 2016
As a number of publications reported last month, including Education Dive, Inside Higher Ed, and Campus Technology, one of the most surprising takeaways from our survey findings was the discrepancy between students’ and educators’ estimation of their digital media know-how.

Student Self-Perception

  • 45% of students consider themselves to be highly digitally literate
  • Another 31% would describe themselves as moderately literate
  • Only 19% of students consider themselves somewhat literate

Outside Evaluation

  • Only 14% of educators rated their students as highly digitally literate
  • 40% of educators consider their students to be moderately literate
  • An almost equal percentage of educators—39%—would rate their students as only somewhat literate

Educator Self-Perception

  • 49% of educators described themselves as highly digitally literate
  • 36% of educators rate themselves as moderately literate
  • Only 14% of educators consider themselves as somewhat literate

Outside Evaluation

  • Only 23% of students rated their instructors as highly digitally literate
  • 35% of students consider their instructors to be moderately literate
  • An almost equal percentage of students—33%—would rate their instructors as only somewhat literate

What is digital literacy:
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2015/11/12/digital-literacy-3/
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2015/02/18/3048/

More on digital literacy in this IMS blog:
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=digital+literacy

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