Assessing Digital Literacy of First Year Students of Dhaka University: A StudyAuthor : Md. Maidul Islam and Sadia Afroze
Volume 8 No.3 October-December 2018 pp 33-44
The main aim of this paper is to assess digital literacy of fresher’s of Dhaka University. A survey questionnaire was developed and used to collect data on students’ personal and academic information, information on technology usage and skills on using technologies. In order to analyze the influence of students’ demographic characteristics of their opinion on using ICT and multimedia and their opinion on skill or ability of using ICT and multimedia, Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis tests were carried out. The results showed that since those students lived in village their digital literacy is less than the students who lived in town. There are some differences in students’ opinion and skill or ability on using ICT and multimedia. The paper suggested some guidelines for improving the digital literacy of the students of Dhaka University. This is the first time an effort has been made to assess 1st year students’ digital literacy in Bangladesh. The authors feel this study may encourage more such research on digital literacy in Bangladesh and beyond.
Digital literacy, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
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