Being Fluent With Information Technology

Author: Committee on Information Technology Literacy
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309517419
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Being Fluent With Information Technology from the Author: Committee on Information Technology Literacy. Computers, communications, digital information, software—the constituents of the information age—are everywhere. Being computer literate, that is technically competent in two or three of today’s software applications, is not enough anymore. Individuals who want to realize the potential value of information technology (IT) in their everyday lives need to be computer fluent—able to use IT effectively today and to adapt to changes tomorrow. Being Fluent with Information Technology sets the standard for what everyone should know about IT in order to use it effectively now and in the future. It explores three kinds of knowledge—intellectual capabilities, foundational concepts, and skills—that are essential for fluency with IT. The book presents detailed descriptions and examples of current skills and timeless concepts and capabilities, which will be useful to individuals who use IT and to the instructors who teach them.

Enhancing Undergraduate Learning With Information Technology

Author: Center for Education
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309082781
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Enhancing Undergraduate Learning With Information Technology from the Author: Center for Education. Enhancing Undergraduate Learning with Information Technology reports on a meeting of scientists, policy makers, and researchers convened to discuss new approaches to undergraduate science, mathematics, and technology education. The goal of the workshop was to inform workshop participants and the public about issues surrounding the use of information technology in education. To reach this goal, the workshop participants paid particular attention to the following issues: What educational technologies currently exist and how they are being used to transform undergraduate science, engineering, mathematics, and technology education; What is known about the potential future impact of information technology on teaching and learning at the undergraduate level; How to evaluate the impact of information technology on teaching and learning; and What the future might hold.

Ict Fluency And High Schools

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309180702
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Ict Fluency And High Schools from the Author: National Research Council. Information and communications technology (ICT) pervades virtually all domains of modern life-educational, professional, social, and personal. Yet although there have been numerous calls for linkages that enable ICT competencies acquired in one domain to benefit another, this goal has largely remained unrealized. In particular, while technology skills and applications at work could be greatly enhanced by earlier complementary learning at school-particularly in K-12 education, a formative and influential stage in a person's life-little progress has been made on such linkages. At present, the curricula of most U.S. high schools focus on skills in the use of tools such as specific word-processing software or contemporary Internet search engines. Although these kinds of skills are certainly valuable-at least for a while-they comprise just one component, and the most rudimentary component, of ICT competencies. The National Academies held a workshop in October 2005 to address the specifics of ICT learning during the high school years would require an explicit effort to build on that report. The workshop was designed to extend the work begun in the report Being Fluent with Information Technology, which identified key components of ICT fluency and discussed their implications for undergraduate education. ICT Fluency and High Schools summarizes the workshop, which had three primary objectives: (1) to examine the need for updates to the ICT-fluency framework presented in the 1999 study; (2) to identify and analyze the most promising current efforts to provide in high schools many of the ICT competencies required not only in the workplace but also in people's day-to-day functioning as citizens; and (3) to consider what information or research is needed to inform efforts to help high school students develop ICT fluency.

Educause Leadership Strategies Technology Everywhere

Author: Brian L. Hawkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787966118
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Educause Leadership Strategies Technology Everywhere from the Author: Brian L. Hawkins. Information technology (IT) has transformed human resource management across our society, and its influence on higher education has been profound. Technology Everywhere addresses the dual role played by colleges and universities that must recruit, hire, and train knowledge worker professionals and educate IT learners to manage the ever-increasing flow of information both on campus and off. Each chapter in this much-needed volume addresses a critical phase of IT human resource management, identifies key issues, and offers practical advice based on actual experiences that can help colleges and universities develop a plan of action to respond effectively to the IT workforce challenge.

Fluency With Information Technology Global Edition

Author: Lawrence Snyder
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292061928
Size: 70.44 MB
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Fluency With Information Technology Global Edition from the Author: Lawrence Snyder. For the introduction to Computer Science course Fluency with Information Technology: Skills, Concepts, and Capabilities equips readers who are already familiar with computers, the Internet, and the World Wide Web with a deeper understanding of the broad capabilities of technology. Through a project-oriented learning approach that uses examples and realistic problem-solving scenarios, Larry Snyder teaches readers to navigate information technology independently and become effective users of today’s resources, forming a foundation of skills they can adapt to their personal and career goals as future technologies emerge. Teaching and Learning Experience This program presents a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Skills, Concepts, and Capabilities Promote Lifelong Learning: Three types of content prepare students to adapt to an ever-changing computing environment. Engaging Features Encourage Students to become Fluent with Information Technology (FIT): Interesting hints, tips, exercises, and backgrounds are located throughout the text. Student and Instructor Resources Enhance Learning: Supplements are available to expand on the topics presented in the text.

Digital Media

Author: William Aspray
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810881969
Size: 60.38 MB
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Digital Media from the Author: William Aspray. There has been an explosion in the creation and use of digital media over the past quarter century and in particular over the past decade. As the varieties of digital media multiply, scholars are beginning to examine its origins, organization, and preservation, which present new challenges compared to the organization and preservation of traditional media such as books, papers, films, photographs, music scores, and works of art. In order to examine from multiple perspectives issues related to history, preservation, and ontology of digital media, editors of this volume organized an invitation-only workshop on digital media. The participants were carefully chosen to represent a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, ranging from humanities to informationstudies to technology to history to communication theory to fine arts. The book is organized in four parts, each representing a different perspective on digital media: preservation, interaction, organization, and history. The preservation section considers the problems of archiving digital media for long-term preservation. Many digital objects are readily copied but are fragile and not designed for preservation, and this nature of digital objects provides both challenges and opportunities for adapting archival practice. The remaining sections look at the interaction between technological changes and cultural practices, the organization of digital media, and the history of digital media and how technology has changed over time. The wealth of varied perspectives collected together in this volume provides new light on the topic of digital media.

Big Six Collection

Author: Robert E. Berkowitz
Publisher: Linworth Publishing Company
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Big Six Collection from the Author: Robert E. Berkowitz. Collects articles from the "Big6 newsletter," dealing with a technique for teaching students information literacy, involving six broad skill areas necessary for successful information problem-solving.

Handbook Of Research On Instructional Systems And Technology

Author: Terry T. Kidd
Publisher: Information Science Publishing
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Handbook Of Research On Instructional Systems And Technology from the Author: Terry T. Kidd. "This book provides information on different styles of instructional design methodologies, tips, and strategies on how to use technology to facilitate active learning and techniques to help faculty and researchers develop online instructional and teaching materials. It enables libraries to provide a foundational reference for researchers, educators, administrators, and others in the context of instructional systems and technology"--Provided by publisher.