Integrating the Digital Paradigm in Higher Education: ICT Training and Skills of University Students in a European Context

Juan David Concepción Rosa, María Guadalupe Veytia Bucheli, José Gómez Galán, Eloy López Meneses
2019 International Journal of Educational Excellence  
The main objective of this study is to analyse the basic digital skills of university students. A sample of 490 students of two degrees from a Spanish university was used from the 2013/14 to 2016/17 academic year. The methodology is descriptive of a quantitative nature. The data were collected by means of the questionnaire called "Basic digital competences 2.0 of the university students" COBADI® (Registered trademark: 2970648). The statistical analysis provided information on how students use
more » ... how students use the Internet and digital technologies. Among the results obtained it could be determined that a high percentage of the respondents were connected to the Internet more than 9 hours a week. The most frequently used means of connection is the computer, at home, and the smartphone. A significant finding is that, in the case of men, there is a decrease in time spent on academic tasks in favour of time spent on videogames.
doi:10.18562/ijee.048 fatcat:f5jyemnxxff4nkoj777kwr6pn4