Empowering students in the digital age: Assessing of digital empowerment level of students in higher education
Author(s): Shridhar SN and Dr. Thippesh K
Abstract: Digital technology has evolved as a critical commodity in today's rapidly developing world, revolutionizing how information is obtained and conveyed. The interconnection of networks has transformed communication, giving people throughout the world a sense of real-time connectivity. Access to digital media has become crucial for productive engagement in our modern society as its growth and dissemination have surged in the last two decades. Ensuring equitable accessibility to ICTs (Information and Communication Technology) has been perceived as an essential component in bridging societies' digital disparities. This study attempts to measure students' digital empowerment status by taking into account criteria such as access to technology, competency in digital skills, and their capacity to effectively take advantage of digital assets. This research endeavours’ findings will cast light on the current state of digital empowerment among students and indicate potential areas for development. Policymakers and educators may build measures to create a more comprehensive and digitally empowered learning environment by acknowledging the barriers students encounter in accessing and harnessing digital technologies. Finally, this research aims to prepare the road for students to succeed in the digital age and take advantage of all the chances that the world of technology provides.
Shridhar SN, Dr. Thippesh K. Empowering students in the digital age: Assessing of digital empowerment level of students in higher education. Int J Adv Acad Stud 2023;5(8):41-44. DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2023.v5.i8a.1031