A Study on Digital Teaching Competence of University Teachers from Lithuania and Latvia within the PEESA Project
|A Study on Digital Teaching Competence of University Teachers from Lithuania and Latvia within the PEESA Project|
|Autor||Norbert Grünwald, Kay Pfaffenberger, Julija Melnikova, Jelena Zaščerinska, Andreas Ahrens|
|Ausgabe||2016 , 1 (7)|
ABSTRACT Most of the research efforts were made to investigate digital competence of teachers in secondary schools. However, little attention has been paid to the analysis of digital teaching competence of academic staff in higher education institutions. The aim of the research is to analyse the digital teaching competence of academic staff underpinning elaboration of a research question on on-line training for university teachers. Interdisciplinary research was implemented. The empirical study was carried out in Lithuania and Latvia in 2016. Data collection was based on a questionnaire. The sample included 120 university teachers from project participant countries. The data were processed via quantitative analysis methods. The digital teaching competence of academic staff in Lithuania and Latvia’ higher education institutions needs to be developed. A new research question is formulated: How to organise on-line training for academic staff in order to increase their level of digital teaching competence? Directions of further research are proposed.