Digital Competence among School Teachers across Gender

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Vandana Jain, Ashwini S. Shetty


Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world said Nelson Mandela. Education is the need of the day for the progress of the country. Therefore every child must be given the best level of education. In order to achieve this goal, effective teachers with collective professional competency and efficient skills are required in the education system (Rajyam. V R et al., 2014).As observed, digitalization is one of the modes which take our nation towards global growth. Hence all the educational institutions are encouraged to use e-method of teaching. Though the concept of technology is not new, adoption from traditional method of classroom teaching to the advanced skills will take more time to the teachers. The present study intends to learn more about the concept called digital competence among school teachers. The study adopts purposive sampling method. The sample involves 64 school teachers working in English and Kannada medium schools of Belthangady taluk out of which 32 are female and 32 are male teachers. The research design for the study is two group design. Teacher Digital Competence Scale was administered to the samples and the obtained data was analysed using independent sample t-test. The result shows no significant difference among the male and female school teachers in digital competence.

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