Title: Analysis of the internet use and students' Web 2.0 digital competence in a Russian university

Authors: Ruth Martinez-Lopez; Carmen Yot-Domínguez; M. Eva Trigo

Addresses: Samara National Research University, 34, Moskovskoye Shosse, 443086 Samara, Russia; Faculty of Education Sciences, Seville University, Calle Pirotecnia, 19, 41013 Seville, Spain ' Faculty of Education Sciences, Seville University, Calle Pirotecnia, 19, 41013 Seville, Spain; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Isabel I University, Calle Fernán, 76, 09003 Burgs, Spain ' Department of Experimental Psychology, Seville University, C/ Camilo José Cela, s/n, 41018 Seville, Spain

Abstract: This study explores types of internet activities as a factor related to the students' perceived technological self-efficacy in Web 2.0 digital competence in the Russian higher education context. The "Web 2.0 basic digital competence of university students" (COBADI) questionnaire was translated and adapted from Spanish to collect the answers from 205 students. Students' profiles were identified through cluster analysis. Multiple regression analysis was used to examine the relationship between each digital competence, the type of internet use and the place of connection controlling for the participants' gender and age. The results of the analysis revealed a positive relationship between the students' use of the internet for socialising and their perceived Web 2.0 communication digital competence. There were no significant differences in gender in the students' perceived self-efficacy of their Web 2.0 digital competence.

Keywords: digital competence; higher education; internet use; self-efficacy; student; Web 2.0.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2020.107986

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2020 Vol.12 No.3, pp.316 - 342

Received: 07 Feb 2019
Accepted: 14 Apr 2019

Published online: 01 Jul 2020 *

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