DIGITAL LITERACY TRAINING FOR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH TO SUPPORT 21ST CENTURY LEARNING
Digital technologies have become an integral part of human’s activities. Therefore, it is imperative that digital literacy becomes the focus of 21st century education. The shift to online teaching during the pandemic has intensified the use of digital tools and online sources in learning. Despite the necessity to incorporate digital technologies and the teaching of digital literacy skills in the classroom, many teachers are not equipped to do this. This community research project focused on providing a training on digital literacy for 85 teachers of English who taught in the secondary and high schools in various regencies within the South Sumatra Province. After being involved in virtual training and teacher study group, the teachers showed higher perceived digital literacy ability and intention of use in their classrooms. Implications of this training includes the importance of professional development in digital literacy which allowed teachers to have a hands-on training and collaborative learning within a supportive teacher study group.