Enhancing Computer Literacy of Grade 11 Students through Digital Learning Resource – Project Basics (Beginners’ Aid from School that Imparts Computer Skills)
Clarissa A. Dabu1, Maranan, Leo Brian H.2, Escala, Gilbert R.3
1 National Teachers College, Department of Education – Bigaa Integrated National High School, Philippines
2 Department of Education – Bigaa Integrated National High School, Philippines
3 Department of Education – Bigaa Integrated National High School, Philippines
A plethora of literature and studies recognized the positive impact of computer literacy on learners’ academic performance. It is considered a backbone of sound academic performance. As one of the skills required in the 21st century, every learner should have equal access to resources and skills development. Thus, this study aimed to provide equal opportunity to learners to access digital learning resources and skills development relevant to computer literacy. Thirty students participated in the conduct of Project BASICS – Beginners’ Aid from School that Imparts Computer Skills. However, only 28 were recognized as subjects in this experimental study through simple random sampling, while the remaining two were considered blind respondents. To determine the effect of the computer literacy program, the computer knowledge application was diagnosed, and a pretest and posttest were administered before and after the implementation. McNemar test results determine the difference in the computer knowledge application of students before and after the conduct of the program. Paired samples T-test rules out the difference in the pretest and post-test scores of the subjects. The significant difference in the computer knowledge applications before and after became notable. Moreover, the pretest and posttest scores differed significantly at an alpha value of <.001. Thus, the aim of enhancing the computer literacy of grade 11 students was attained. Using BASICS is highly recommended across grade levels to develop further students’ computer literacy, which can leverage their academic performance.
Keywords: Computer Literacy, Academic Performance, 21st Century Skills