Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers' Digital Literacy in the Age of Technological Advancement

  • Ma Lin City University of Malaysia
  • Ch’ng Lay Kee Faculty of Education & Liberal Sciences,City University of Malaysia


This research investigates the complicated relationship between improving teachers' digital literacy and successful technology management within educational reform frameworks. The study, which addresses the growing demand for digital competence among educators, is situated against the background of fast technological innovation that is altering educational landscapes throughout the world. It is argued that existing professional development approaches need to match with the requisite digital skills, to assist teachers to successfully integrate technology in classrooms. As such, this study aims to uncover effective professional development practices that may substantially improve teachers' digital literacy in a variety of educational contexts. Using a systematic literature review (SLR) analysis, the research examines peer-reviewed papers from the Web of Science database from 2018 to 2024, with an emphasis on digital literacy and technological integration. The initial search included 130 publications, which were filtered down from a list of criteria to 35 relevant research. To synthesis the current literature, the study used content analysis methods after SLR to highlight the key themes as findings. Key results show that immersive and continuing professional development programs targeted to particular contexts considerably increase teachers' digital literacy abilities. The study emphasizes the relevance of adaptive learning frameworks that include real-time feedback and collaborative learning situations for developing digital capabilities. According to the report, educational authorities and institutions should prioritize investment in strong, scalable professional development infrastructures that support educators' long-term digital literacy upgrading. 


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How to Cite
LIN, Ma; LAY KEE, Ch’ng. Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers' Digital Literacy in the Age of Technological Advancement. Asian Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 235-245, june 2024. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/ajress/article/view/26339>. Date accessed: 26 july 2024.
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