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Self-Perception of the Digital Competence of Educators during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Analysis of Different Educational Stages

Department of Didactics and School Organization, Faculty of Education, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), 48940 Leioa, Spain
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Sustainability 2020, 12(23), 10128; https://doi.org/10.3390/su122310128
Received: 14 November 2020 / Revised: 1 December 2020 / Accepted: 3 December 2020 / Published: 4 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue ICT and Sustainable Education)
The objective of this research is to measure the perception that teachers had about their own performance when they were forced to carry out Emergency Remote Teaching due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A questionnaire was provided to teachers of every educational stage in the Basque Country (Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education, Professional Training, and Higher Education) obtaining a total of 4586 responses. The statistical analysis of the data shows that the greatest difficulties reported by educators are shortcomings in their training in digital skills, which has made them perceive a higher workload during the lockdown along with negative emotions. Another finding is the existing digital divide between teachers based on their gender, age, and type of school. A further worrying result is the lower technological competence at lower educational levels, which are the most vulnerable in remote teaching. These results invite us to reflect on the measures to be taken to improve equity, social justice, and the resilience of the educational system, which align with some of the Sustainable Development Goals. View Full-Text
Keywords: digital technology; inclusive education; b-learning; educational policy; educational organization digital technology; inclusive education; b-learning; educational policy; educational organization
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    Doi: DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/3XAY7
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    Description: We analyzed the workload before and during COVID-19 confinement, the emotions, and the digital competence of teachers in infant, primary, secondary and university education. 4589 teachers in the CAPV (Basque Country) and Navarra have answered the questionnaire.
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Portillo, J.; Garay, U.; Tejada, E.; Bilbao, N. Self-Perception of the Digital Competence of Educators during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Analysis of Different Educational Stages. Sustainability 2020, 12, 10128. https://doi.org/10.3390/su122310128

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Portillo J, Garay U, Tejada E, Bilbao N. Self-Perception of the Digital Competence of Educators during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Analysis of Different Educational Stages. Sustainability. 2020; 12(23):10128. https://doi.org/10.3390/su122310128

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Portillo, Javier; Garay, Urtza; Tejada, Eneko; Bilbao, Naiara. 2020. "Self-Perception of the Digital Competence of Educators during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Analysis of Different Educational Stages" Sustainability 12, no. 23: 10128. https://doi.org/10.3390/su122310128

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