2020 - Vol. 9 Num. 3e
La Brecha Digital en Estudiantes Españoles ante la Crisis de la Covid-19
The Digital Divide in Spanish Students in the Face of the Covid-19 Crisis
The objective of this work is to know how the students are living the current situation of distance teaching "imposed" by Covid-19. The participants are 593 Spanish students, mostly women (76.4%), with an average age of 22.76 years (Sd = 6.541), who live in large cities (86.1%) and study at the University (61.7%). The data collection was carried out with an ad hoc questionnaire that is answered on a Likert-type scale of five categories. Reliability is high (Cronbach's α = 0.890). The results indicate that majority of the students have a mobile phone, laptop or tablet, with internet access; but 14.8% recognize that they do not have the necessary resources to face the current situation. 40.6% have moved to live the confinement in another place (family home, second residence, etc.) and 24.3% are in a town of less than 100,000 habitants, data that is associated with the fact that they have fewer resources now. Older students consider that they possess insufficient technological skills, difficulties in implementing the indications of educational school effectively and difficulty in catching up with the constant changes in ICT, significant data if compared to the younger ones.
Digital divide, student, Information Technology, surveys, Covid-19.
Rodicio-García, M. L., Ríos-de-Deus, M. P., Mosquera-González, M. J., & Penado Abilleira, M. (2020). La brecha digital en estudiantes españoles ante la crisis de la Covid-19 [The digital divide in Spanish students in the face of the Covid-19 crisis]. Revista Internacional de Educación para la Justicia Social,