Conceptualizing the Dimensions of Digital Leadership towards Academicians’ Competencies in AI: A Systematic Literature Review for Instrument Design

  • Zhang Guangtian
  • Zhang Ye
  • Kenny S.L Cheah
  • Zuraidah Abdullah


This study investigates digital leadership's role in improving academics' AI skills and the crucial shift in teaching and learning techniques brought by digital and AI advancements. A learner-centric approach customizes, engages, and includes learning using digital and AI. It demands a change from traditional education and stresses digital leadership and AI capabilities for academicians. The study conducts a thorough literature review to identify key digital leadership attributes, including the ability to innovate, strategically use digital tools, and give equal access to educational technology. It also describes the AI capabilities academics require to personalize instruction, streamline administration, and boost student performance. Results show academicians require specific professional development to learn digital leadership and AI. These apps help teachers use AI to meet digital needs. Digital leadership is dynamic and involves technical, strategic, ethical, and collaborative abilities to transform education, according to the paper. Cooperation and research are essential to understanding digital leadership and creating effective assessment and training methods as the digital world changes. The initiative will assist academics navigate modern educational situations and promote digital integration and innovation. As implications, this study reveals how digital leadership and AI capabilities are altering education. This research emphasizes the role of digital leadership and AI in enhancing teaching and learning in the digital era, adding to the discourse about preparing academicians for the future.


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GUANGTIAN, Zhang et al. Conceptualizing the Dimensions of Digital Leadership towards Academicians’ Competencies in AI: A Systematic Literature Review for Instrument Design. Asian Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 116-132, june 2024. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 july 2024.
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