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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.7.NQ33002

AN IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS ON THE DIGITAL COMPETENCES IN HIGHER VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Jiali Dai

Abstract

As the working world becomes increasingly digital, structural changes are occurring at an ever-increasing pace. For occupational training, this means a shift in qualification profiles, which presents new problems for education and training. Students' digital competence (DC) is a critical aspect in the successful integration of technology into education, and it is influenced by personal and contextual variables. DC may be measured using a variety of frameworks and equipment. However, there is currently a lack of study on digital competency in Vocational education and training (VET). Students at Chinese universities were tested for their digital literacy in this study. To begin, information on the pupils is gathered and a survey is created. Based on the framework for digital competency, the study's hypothesis is constructed. Confirmatory Factor Analyses (CFA) & Pearson Chi-Squared Tests (PCST) are used for data analysis. University students' age and digital proficiency varied significantly, according to chi-squared analysis. There is a substantial gap between the academic programmes and digital proficiency levels of university students. The lack of ICT equipment, limited skills and knowledge, data difficulties and bad internet access were all challenges experienced by students.

Keywords

Vocational education and training (VET), digital competence (DC), Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA), Pearson Chi-Squared Test (PCST)

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