Digital Leadership Practices of Select Deans in Philippine State Universities and Colleges: Implications on the 21st Century Education
This descriptivestudy describes leadership practices of select deans in Philippine State Universities and Colleges, and the implications of its findings on the 21stcentury education. It has drawn fundamental findings on satisfactory digital leadership practices of the deans where bothvisionary leadership and professional excellent practices are found to be the areas of strengths while digital citizenship practices suggest the weakest area. Significant difference exists between deans and faculty perceptions; and the null hypothesis of no significant difference between these two groups is rejected. Concerning the significant differences of the digital practices of the deans when their profiles are grouped accordingly, all are found ‘not significant’ except for the length of service which is found to be ‘significant’.The findings arrived on implications that though majority of the deans belongs to Generation X, they can still welcome changes and innovations using technological devices for the transformation needed from traditional to digital leadership; andesteemedto be 21st century way.It gives further recommendation for sustaining digital leadership practices linked with the five areas: visionary leadership, digital age learning culture, professional excellence, systematic improvement, and digital citizenship. Future researchers may consider investigating related studies like comparative study on digital leadership of higher and basic education or e-leadership assessment.