Being Fluent With Information Technology

Author: Committee on Information Technology Literacy
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 030906399X
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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.

Trust In Cyberspace

Author: Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131820
Size: 46.22 MB
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Trust In Cyberspace from the Author: Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications. Whether or not you use a computer, you probably use a telephone, electric power, and a bank. Although you may not be aware of their presence, networked computer systems are increasingly becoming an integral part of your daily life. Yet, if such systems perform poorly or don't work at all, then they can put life, liberty, and property at tremendous risk. Is the trust that we--as individuals and as a society--are placing in networked computer systems justified? And if it isn't, what can we do to make such systems more trustworthy? This book provides an assessment of the current state of the art procedures for building trustworthy networked information systems. It proposes directions for research in computer and network security, software technology, and system architecture. In addition, the book assesses current technical and market trends in order to better inform public policy as to where progress is likely and where incentives could help. Trust in Cyberspace offers insights into: --The strengths and vulnerabilities of the telephone network and Internet, the two likely building blocks of any networked information system. --The interplay between various dimensions of trustworthiness: environmental disruption, operator error, "buggy" software, and hostile attack. --The implications for trustworthiness of anticipated developments in hardware and software technology, including the consequences of mobile code. --The shifts in security technology and research resulting from replacing centralized mainframes with networks of computers. --The heightened concern for integrity and availability where once only secrecy mattered. --The way in which federal research funding levels and practices have affected the evolution and current state of the science and technology base in this area. You will want to read this book if your life is touched in any way by computers or telecommunications. But then, whose life isn't?

The Tao Of Computing

Author: Henry M. Walker
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763725525
Size: 41.79 MB
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The Tao Of Computing from the Author: Henry M. Walker. The Tao of Computing provides readers with the knowledge, concepts, and skills necessary for computer fluency as defined in the National Research Council’s report, Being Fluent with Information Technology. Motivated by a belief that students learn best when material connects with their experiences, backgrounds, and perspective, author Henry Walker has built The Tao of Computing around a unique question-and-answer format. Each chapter and section begins with a “real-life” computing question, the answer to which serves as the starting point for an in-depth discussion of a fluency-related concept. The questions have been carefully developed to be representative of those asked by general computer users and were, in many instances, posed by the author’s students. Individually, they help students easily build an understanding of important IT concepts. As a whole, they address completely all of the topic areas that the NRC has defined as critical to developing IT fluency.

Fluent Forever

Author: Gabriel Wyner
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 038534810X
Size: 67.16 MB
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Fluent Forever from the Author: Gabriel Wyner. The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.

Educating The Net Generation

Author: Diana Oblinger
Publisher: Educause
ISBN: 9780967285320
Size: 51.26 MB
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Educating The Net Generation from the Author: Diana Oblinger. This e-book offers an insightful look into the way today's students think about and use technology in their academic and social lives. It will help institutional leaders help their students to become more successful and satisfied.

It S Complicated

Author: danah boyd
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300166311
Size: 69.62 MB
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It S Complicated from the Author: danah boyd. Surveys the online social habits of American teens and analyzes the role technology and social media plays in their lives, examining common misconceptions about such topics as identity, privacy, danger, and bullying.

Big Six Collection

Author: Robert E. Berkowitz
Publisher: Linworth Publishing Company
ISBN:
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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.

Ict Fluency And High Schools

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309180702
Size: 27.25 MB
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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.

Enhancing Undergraduate Learning With Information Technology

Author: Center for Education
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309082781
Size: 46.24 MB
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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.