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Incidence of Gender in the Digital Competence of Higher Education Teachers in Research Work: Analysis with Descriptive and Comparative Methods

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Department of Didactics and School Organization, University of Córdoba, 14071 Córdoba, Spain
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Department of Didactics and School Organization, University of Malaga, 29010 Malaga, Spain
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Department of Languages and Education, University of Antonio de Nebrija, 28240 Madrid, Spain
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Educ. Sci. 2021, 11(3), 98; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11030098
Received: 10 February 2021 / Revised: 21 February 2021 / Accepted: 25 February 2021 / Published: 2 March 2021
The purpose of this study is to analyse and compare the level of digital competence of higher education teaching staff in research work through the use of ICT resources. For this purpose, an ex post facto design was employed together with an instrument composed of 30 items classified into seven dimensions: digital skills, digital ethics, digital flow, anxiety towards ICT, quality of ICT resources, intention to use ICT, and ICT integration. The sample consisted of a total of 1704 higher education teachers from all over Spain. The results showed that, overall, there were no significant differences in the level of digital competence of teaching staff between the two genders. However, significant differences were found in the following dimensions: digital skills, digital ethics, ICT anxiety, quality of ICT resources, and intention to use ICT. These findings highlight the urgent need for university institutions to propose training plans to improve the digital competences of their teaching and research staff in those dimensions that have been found to be deficient. View Full-Text
Keywords: education technology; ICT resources; research work; higher education; teaching staff; educational research methods; quantitative analysis education technology; ICT resources; research work; higher education; teaching staff; educational research methods; quantitative analysis
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Guillén-Gámez, F.D.; Mayorga-Fernández, M.J.; Contreras-Rosado, J.A. Incidence of Gender in the Digital Competence of Higher Education Teachers in Research Work: Analysis with Descriptive and Comparative Methods. Educ. Sci. 2021, 11, 98. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11030098

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Guillén-Gámez FD, Mayorga-Fernández MJ, Contreras-Rosado JA. Incidence of Gender in the Digital Competence of Higher Education Teachers in Research Work: Analysis with Descriptive and Comparative Methods. Education Sciences. 2021; 11(3):98. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11030098

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Guillén-Gámez, Francisco D.; Mayorga-Fernández, María J.; Contreras-Rosado, José A. 2021. "Incidence of Gender in the Digital Competence of Higher Education Teachers in Research Work: Analysis with Descriptive and Comparative Methods" Educ. Sci. 11, no. 3: 98. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11030098

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