Research Article

Fostering Digital Literacy in Higher Education: Benefits, Challenges and Implications


  • Farida MOKHTARI Associate Professor at Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fès, Morocco


The perception of "literacy" has traditionally been linked to the ability to read and write. However, with the advancement of technology, the scope of literacy has expanded to encompass various other skills and abilities. One significant aspect is digital literacy, which goes beyond computer proficiency and comprises a range of skills essential for effective teaching and learning. Digital literacy plays a crucial role in making information more accessible and respecting the preferences of young learners. In today's increasingly digital world, students and teachers must master digital competence to succeed. Therefore, it becomes imperative to incorporate digital literacy into the curriculum, as it not only contributes to lifelong learning but also serves as a vital competency for future employment. This article presents a literature review on the positive impact of digital literacy and its associated learning outcomes in higher education. It seeks to address the following questions: How does digital literacy, as a powerful technological tool, enhance the teaching-learning process in higher education? Also, what challenges may hinder the successful implementation of various digital-related skills? Through exploring these aspects, this study aims to shed light on the significance of digital literacy in higher education and its potential implications for both educators and learners.

Article information


International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation

Volume (Issue)

6 (10)





How to Cite

MOKHTARI, F. (2023). Fostering Digital Literacy in Higher Education: Benefits, Challenges and Implications. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation, 6(10), 160–167.



Digital literacy, Tertiary education, Teaching-learning process, Technology, Challenges