ANALYSIS OF BASIC DIGITAL SKILLS OF CITIZENS IN SELECTED REGION
University of Zilina (SLOVAKIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 14th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2020
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The article is devoted to monitoring the basic digital skills of citizens in the Slovak Republic. The theoretical part of the article defines critical and individual levels of digital skills. The first level is defined as a user of basic skills and is defined as the so-called independent user. The highest degree of digital skills is defined as the so-called experienced user. In the analysis of the state of the art, this article focuses on digital skills, which follows the DESI index in selected EU countries such as the Slovak Republic and Finland. From the analysis foundation to 63% of citizens in the Slovak Republic have basic digital skills. Based on this finding, we conducted a primary survey in the practical part of the article, which focused on finding out whether more than 63% of citizens in the Zilina region at least basic digital skills. After primary research we can conclude that despite the positive results that more than 70% of citizens in the Zilina region have at least basic digital skills, it is still necessary to develop these digital skills. The promotion of digital skills should take place mainly in primary, secondary schools, various computer courses as well as in the implementation of training in individual jobs, etc. Digitalization is constantly evolving and it is therefore necessary to support the development of digital skills of citizens.
Keywords: Digital skills, basic digital skills, index DESI 2019.