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Digital Literacy in the World of Digital Natives

Digital Literacy in the World of Digital Natives
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Author(s): Cicek Coskun (Baskent University, Turkey)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 19
Source title: Handbook of Research on New Media Applications in Public Relations and Advertising
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Elif Esiyok (Atilim University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3201-0.ch028


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Digital literacy includes use of technological communication devices and being conscious while using them and to benefit from accurate and useful information and to produce accurate and useful information in the digital world. This study is an attempt to understand the digital literacy of the digital natives who are currently undergraduate students. The objective is to try to understand how they add new media communication devices to their education and to their daily lives. A qualitative field research was conducted with 28 undergraduate students at Baskent University, Ankara. With this aim, the concept of digital literacy was examined first, and the concept of digital natives was examined second. Finally, results of the field research were analyzed. According to the results of the study, it was seen that participants of the study have digital literacy in the context of using new communication technologies. But they need guidance on which digital resources they can use in the fields in which they take education.

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