EFFECT OF DIGITAL LITERACY ON STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE AT BS LEVEL IN MULTAN
The world is quickly transitioning towards a digital environment, and digital technologies have been embedded in most popular cultures in an irreversible manner. Every company is doing all it can to maintain its position in the online race. These technologies provide everyone the ability to succeed at their highest possible level in their respective fields, particularly education. As a result, the purpose of this research was to evaluate the influence that being literate in digital technologies has on the academic performance of students who are enrolled in higher education in Pakistan. The goals of this study were to determine the students' perceived level of digital literacy; determine the relationship between digital literacy and academic performance; determine students' levels of communication and research skills; determine students' levels of confidence; determine barriers to learning and practices of digital literacy; and determine whether or not there is a significant difference between the perceptions of students regarding digital literacy based on gender and university sector. The findings of the correlation showed that digital literacy had a substantial influence on the studaents' communication skills (r = 0.305), research skills (r = 0.624), and confidence (r = 0.238), but it had no effect on the students' cumulative grade point average (r = 0-.15). In addition, when gender and university sector were considered separately, it was found that there was no discernible variation in the students' opinions of the importance of digital literacy aspects. The furture researchers can use this method for their researches as well.