Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Language, Literature, Education and Culture, ICOLLEC 2021, 9-10 October 2021, Malang, Indonesia

Research Article

Fitting Facts to Theory in Digital Literacy Implementation: Critical Reflections on Literacy during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.9-10-2021.2319677,
        author={Nanang  Endrayanto and Eni  Maharsi and Sahiruddin  Sahiruddin and Yusri  Fajar and Fatimah  Fatimah and Isti  Purwaningtyas},
        title={Fitting Facts to Theory in Digital Literacy Implementation: Critical Reflections on Literacy during the COVID-19 Pandemic},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Language, Literature, Education and Culture, ICOLLEC 2021, 9-10 October 2021, Malang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICOLLEC},
        year={2022},
        month={7},
        keywords={digital literacy digital divide policy problems challenges},
        doi={10.4108/eai.9-10-2021.2319677}
    }
    
  • Nanang Endrayanto
    Eni Maharsi
    Sahiruddin Sahiruddin
    Yusri Fajar
    Fatimah Fatimah
    Isti Purwaningtyas
    Year: 2022
    Fitting Facts to Theory in Digital Literacy Implementation: Critical Reflections on Literacy during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    ICOLLEC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.9-10-2021.2319677
Nanang Endrayanto1,*, Eni Maharsi1, Sahiruddin Sahiruddin1, Yusri Fajar1, Fatimah Fatimah1, Isti Purwaningtyas1
  • 1: Universitas Brawijaya
*Contact email: nendrayanto@ub.ac.id

Abstract

A global pandemic of COVID-19 demands efforts of adjustments in the education sector. One that should be of concern to education policymakers is digitalizing literacy. In this study, we problematize the existing policies to digital literacy intended to meet the uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. We begin by reconsidering the policies upon the issues and present problems and challenges of digital literacy identified from empirical evidence thereafter. We also offer solutions for digital literacy implementation efforts. A focus-group discussion with members of the school supervisors of the local Department of Education and Culture of Malang, East Java, Indonesia was arranged to elicit reflections on factors contributing the success of building digital literacy in the pandemic time. The findings of this study recommend that digital literacy requires the penetration of determining policy and collaborative actions to cut down the impact of online risk in the teaching and learning processes. This can be the initial escalier for schools and parents’ alertness in guiding and maximizing the appropriate and safe media using technology for the Indonesian young generation.