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Students' and Teachers' Digital Literacy Skill: A Comparative Study between Schools, Classes, and Genders in Urban and Rural Areas

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 2)

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Page : 184-191

Keywords : Digital literacy skill; school; classroom; gender; urban and rural;

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Digital literacy is a skill that must be possessed by students in the era of the industrial revolution 4.0. But the equalization of education is one of the factors in empowering digital literacy, especially inareas that are newly out of underdeveloped and remote area.This study was concurrent triangulation research that combines qualitative and quantitative research.This study aimed to find out the initial profile of digital literacy skills of students and teachers in areas that are newly out of underdeveloped and remote area (urban and rural areas) located in Jeneponto District, Indonesia, involving 450 students and 100teachers. Data collection using questionnaires, in-depth interviews and documentation (triangulation). Data were analyzed descriptively and inferentially. The results showed that; a) the level of digital literacy skill of students in the beginner category in 15 schools,2) the level of digital literacy skill of teachers in the basic category in 15 schools, 3)therewas a difference between different class levels to the digital literacyskills of students, 4)there wasa difference between different genders to the digital literacyskills ofstudents, and 5) the expectation of students and teachersin urban areas were to develop digital literacy skill that has been owned before, and the hope of rural areas is to do the procurement of technology in learningin schools.

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