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Assessment of Teachers Digital Literacy: Theory of Change during COVID-19 in Rural Located Universities of Pakistan


This research focuses on delineating the initial profile of digital education abilities among instructors at Malakand and Swat universities. Employing a quantitative methodology, a survey assessed the digital literacy landscape, gathering data from 56 instructors through a meticulously designed questionnaire and simple random sampling. Findings revealed a prevailing trend where a significant majority of instructors primarily used laptops, complemented by external earphones and the Zoom application for online classes. Additionally, the study identified that instructors, on average, demonstrated a moderate understanding of online and digital tools. This research not only illuminates the current state of digital literacy among instructors but also underscores the need for targeted interventions to enhance their proficiency in navigating the contemporary digital education landscape.


Teachers, Digital Literacy, COVID-19, Rural Universities, Pakistan


Farhan Ullah Khan: Undergraduate Student, Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Malakand, KP, Pakistan.
Sajjad Ali: Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Malakand, KP, Pakistan.
Akhtar Ali: Independent Researcher, Based in Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.
Abdul Shakoor: Assistant Professor, Department Mass Communication, Lahore Leads University, Punjab, Pakistan.

Qlantic Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities

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