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  • Title: Prediction and Explanation of Factors that Affect the Digital Competence of Lecturers: A Case Study at Spanish University
  • Author(s): Francisco David Guillen-Gamez, Mª José Mayorga-Fernández
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: The Learner
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education
  • Keywords: Lecturers, Digital Competence, Gender, Age, Teaching Experience, Quantitative Analysis, Higher Education, Technological Literacy
  • Volume: 26
  • Issue: 2
  • Year: 2019
  • ISSN: 2327-7955 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2327-8749 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-7955/CGP/v26i02/107-117
  • Citation: Guillen-Gamez, Francisco David , and Mª José Mayorga-Fernández. 2019. "Prediction and Explanation of Factors that Affect the Digital Competence of Lecturers: A Case Study at Spanish University." The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education 26 (2): 107-117. doi:10.18848/2327-7955/CGP/v26i02/107-117.
  • Extent: 11 pages

Abstract

Currently, information and communication technologies (ICT) have been integrated into all areas of life, from personal and academic spheres to professional domains. As a result, important changes have arisen that affect higher education lecturers, specifically that they are required to possess an adequate level of digital competence. The main objective of this research is to explain and predict factors concerning the appropriate digital competence of higher education lecturers. To do this, a non-probabilistic ex post facto quantitative study was proposed using a survey technique through multiple linear regression (MLR) and ANOVA analysis. The results showed differences according to gender, years of experience, and professional experience, which were all found to negatively predict optimal acquisition in didactic digital competence. In contrast, research and innovation projects were deemed to have a positive impact.