The scale of digital competence and utilization of open educational resources (CD-REA): Factors associated with competence in bimodal university teachers La escala de competencia digital y uso de recursos educativos abiertos (CD-REA): factores asociados a la competencia de los docentes universitarios bimodales Academic Article in Scopus uri icon


  • © 2020, Associacao Iberica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informacao. All rights reserved.In this research, the CD-REA scale is employed to measure the digital competence of information and use of OER and figure out which factors are associated to the digital competence in a sample of 271 bimodal (teaching both in classic and distance learning) university teachers. A psychometric study of the scale revealed both an excellent internal consistency for the subscales, measured using Cronbach¿s coefficient, and good construct validity, determined using Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA). Secondly, ANOVA analyses revealed that the scores provided by the scale were related to different personal, work, academic and professional characteristics of the educators, which supports their usefulness for evaluating digital competences. In conclusion, the scale constitutes an instrument with evidence of validity and reliability, which allows to measure the digital competence of information and use of OER and allowed predicting the adequate profile in bimodal teachers.

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  • April 1, 2020