Digital Learning Tools (Institutional - Open) and Their Relationship to Educational Self-Effectiveness and Achievement in Online Learning Environments
Keywords:Self-Effectiveness, Academic achievement, Digital learning tools, online learning
The significance of distance education is inextricably linked to what it offers from various sources that facilitate learning in various ways that suit the learner's ability and meet his needs. Variety in the use of digital learning tools is characterized by strategies that raise the educational awareness of learners, present them with important enrichment information, foster a spirit of fair competition among them, and boost their productivity, promoting lifelong learning. In this context, this study aimed to determine the influence of variations in the use of digital learning tools on educational self-efficacy and the extent to which this is reflected in students' academic accomplishments in online learning settings. The research included descriptive, correlation, and comparative methods. The study sample comprised 563 randomly selected gifted and non-gifted university students from King Faisal University. A measure of educational self-efficacy in online learning environments was developed to collect data. The information was evaluated with descriptive statistics. According to the study's findings, diversity in the use of digital learning resources, educational self-efficacy, and academic accomplishment was found to have a positive and direct association. The growth in the diversity in the use of digital learning tools leads to a rise in educational self-efficacy, which has a favorable effect on students' academic progress. Due to the diversity of digital learning tools and gifted students, there are also statistically significant variances in the mean scores on the educational self-effectiveness scale. The research suggests encouraging and training students and instructors to utilize various digital learning tools. In addition to performing additional studies in the future to evaluate the impact of the digital learning tools variable on other learning outcomes, it is recommended that additional research be conducted to examine the impact of the digital learning tools variable on other.