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The Level of Digital Fluency Among Al-Aqsa University Teaching Staff Members and Its Relation to Some Other Variables

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Hennawi, A.A.A., 2021. The Level of Digital Fluency Among Al-Aqsa University Teaching Staff Members and Its Relation to Some Other Variables. United International Journal for Research & Technology (UIJRT), 3(1), pp.24-34.

Abstract

The current study aims to identify the level of digital fluency among Al-Aqsa University teaching staff members, and then to reveal its relation to some other variables. This required the researcher to identify the skills of digital dealing with various technological innovations. To achieve the study objectives, the researcher used the descriptive approach constructing a scale for digital fluency skills. The study was applied on a sample of Al-Aqsa university lecturers and professors; their estimated number was (130) teaching staff members who were purposely selected. After implementing the study, the research reached the following: revealing the teaching staff members’ possessions of digital fluency domains which all of them were close to the mean (70%) or slightly over. The relative weights ranged from (65.43%) to (74.81%) for the scale domains and it was (70.32%) for the scales a whole.

Keywords: Digital skills, Digital Learning, e-learning.

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