Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 8(3D), pp. 39 - 46
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.081706
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Digital Literacy as a Daily Activity: Preferences of the Main Functions of Technology


Candra Utama 1,*, Sajidan 1, Joko Nurkamto 1, Wiranto 2
1 Department of Educational Science, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia
2 Department of Informatic of Science, Faculty of Math and Science, Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia

ABSTRACT

Digital literacy plays an essential role in the development of the digital era - for example, the importance of technology for learning and work. The first objective of the study was to examine the preferences of pre-service science teachers in the ability to use technology and its relationship with the use of technology in learning. The second is to explore the main functions of technology. The third objective is to examine whether the preference for mastery of technology differs clearly from the area of origin of pre-service science teachers. A quantitative methods approach was adopted to complete the questionnaire. These findings can serve as a basis for understanding participants in their ability to use technology. Participants were 400 pre-service science teachers spread across Indonesia. Based on the notion of digital literacy, participants consider themselves to be in the category of being quite capable of using technology. The most popular devices are smartphones, laptops, notebooks, and printers. The most widely owned technology application accounts are Email, Facebook, and Instagram. The surprising finding is that only a few have a YouTube account, but learning new technologies through YouTube tutorials is the most popular way among other methods such as training/courses, trial, and error, ask friends/technicians.

KEYWORDS
Natural Pre-Service Teachers, Questionnaire, Digital Competence, Learning Technology

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Candra Utama , Sajidan , Joko Nurkamto , Wiranto , "Digital Literacy as a Daily Activity: Preferences of the Main Functions of Technology," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 8, No. 3D, pp. 39 - 46, 2020. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.081706.

(b). APA Format:
Candra Utama , Sajidan , Joko Nurkamto , Wiranto (2020). Digital Literacy as a Daily Activity: Preferences of the Main Functions of Technology. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 8(3D), 39 - 46. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.081706.