Georgian students digital competences

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Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Press
The paper discusses one of the essential skills for human existence in the modern knowledge society, namely digital competence, which is a combination of knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for the use of digital technologies. It is through digital technologies that one can perform operations such as problem solving, communication, information retrieval, content creation and dissemination. In the Georgian society, digital technologies have become an integral part of the daily lives of citizens. Learning the skills necessary to use them is a topical issue in modern social sciences. The paper is an attempt to study the digital skills of students in Georgian society. In recent years, the number of mobile internet users has increased, which can be explained by the availability of new generation mobiles and faster internet service. Most students are engaged in cultural-educational communication activities while using the Internet every day. They are Internet and social media users, which means creating photo and video content and posting to the social network. Most students use the Internet to study and receive online learning materials and resources. Students are active users of the social network. Almost half of the students surveyed use the social network all day long. Almost half of the students surveyed use the social network all day long. Students outline the positive and negative features of the Internet and among the interesting positive features of the Internet are: the speed and availability of information, the ease of communication, the means of getting knowledge, and the means of entertainment. The study of digital technologies and the skills required to use them is a topical issue in modern social sciences. It is common practice to determine the level of digital competence of students in Georgian society.
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Digital competence, digital literacy, informational society, students, digital technologies, digital generation
Economics and Business, №3, 2019, pp. 173-185