Digital Literacy In Higher Education

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impact on education. Video cameras, tape recorders, and over-head projectors were some resources implemented in the past. Nowadays, the internet, interactive boards, smartphones, social networks, videos, and apps are some of the latest resources available for teachers and students in and outside the classroom. As a consequence, the need to develop skills to manipulate such devices and to know how to integrate them in a suitable form has emerged. This literature review explores research articles in order to identify digital literacy practices in college. Students are usually considered to be skillful to use technology since they were born during the digital area and therefore, it is assumed they are digitally literate. These students usually…show more content…
For instance, controlled approaches are applied to digital media activities. Hence, this literature review is relevant for those college teachers interested in digital literacy and its appropriate application in college classrooms. Existing studies concerning digital literacy in higher education focus on minoligual settings. For instance, Ng (2012), Greene, Yu & Copeland (2014), Lai & Hong (2015), and Chun Meng Tang, & Lee Yen Chaw (2016) who explore digital nativeness, Hicks & Turner, (2013) and Lea & Jones (2011) explored digital, or Ndawula et al., (2012) and Slechtova (2015) who examined students attutides toward technology in educational settings. Their studies are briefly described below. Nonetheless, the continual study on digital literacy in bilingual higher education setting is needed technology facilitates instruction in which elements such as language and culture are involved (Akhtar, Iqpal & Hussain, 2010) as in the case of bilingual education. The suitable use of technology, especially computers, and the Internet, provides with opportunities to support students to improve their language proficiency both inside and outside the classroom (Akhtar, Iqpal & Hussain,
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