Assessing Staff Digital Literacy Level vs Attitude toward Online Teaching and Learning

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Sadrag Panduleni Shihomeka


This paper aimed at positioning a staff digital literacy level versus attitude toward online teaching and learning quadrant in the curriculum transformation interventions of various institutions to ensure that their policy intervention with regard to online learning remains user-friendly and sector appropriate. Using a critical autobiographical narrative inquiry, this quadrant was developed to assist educational institutions, personnel, and other stakeholders with a unique tool to assess their staff digital literacy level and the position of their attitude toward online teaching and learning. The quadrants consist of 4 sections: High Digital Literacy Level-Low Attitude Toward e-Teaching & Learning; High Digital Literacy Level-High Attitude Toward e-Teaching & Learning; Low Digital Literacy Level-Low Attitude Toward e-Teaching & Learning; Low Digital Literacy Level-High Attitude Toward e-Teaching & Learning. The quadrant used staff attitude as a yardstick to effectively implementing online learning initiatives in the education sector. The quadrants also serve as an educational re-engineering intervention strategy for the society 4.0/5.0 curriculum professionals.

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Shihomeka, S. P. (2023). Assessing Staff Digital Literacy Level vs Attitude toward Online Teaching and Learning . NAWA Journal of Language and Communication, 16(2), 56–67.
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Sadrag Panduleni Shihomeka, University of Namibia

Dr Sadrag Panduleni Shihomeka is a media and communication practitioner, specialised in social media and youth politics. As a researcher, he presented, and published in digital human rights, and gender studies, as well as conferences, projects and seminars associated with e-Mourning and Post-death Digital Presence, online violence, e-ethics and marginalisation of women online areas. Dr Shihomeka serves as an external moderator and theses examiner for Journalism and Media Technology at the Namibia University of Science and Technology amongst others. In 2021, Dr Shihomeka was a Research Sprint fellow on African Digital Sovereignty, at The South African Research Chair in Industrial Development, University of Johannesburg in collaboration with the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany. He holds a PhD in Media and Communication from Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, MBA, and a B. Ed (Secondary). Currently, he is the Head of the Department for Higher Education and Lifelong Learning and a Senior Lecturer for Educational Media and Technologies at the University of Namibia. As an ICT4D researcher, Dr Shihomeka, collaborated with several NGOs, Universities, and Institutions to promote digital literacy, digital romance, e-democracy, e-addiction, e-deception, and cyberbullying to empower citizens with digital skills.


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