Digital Literacy For Dummies

Written in plain English for beginners just like you, this friendly guide makes it easy to get a grip on computer basics, the Internet, the latest in digital lifestyle services and devices, and so much more.

Author: Faithe Wempen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118962862

Category: Computers

Page: 464

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Develop and implement essential computer technology—with confidence Do you want to develop an understanding of technology to enhance your education, career, or personal life, but feel inhibited by your digital literacy? Fear not! Written in plain English and absent of undecipherable high-tech jargon, Digital Literacy For Dummies makes it easy to get a grip on computer basics, the Internet, the Cloud, browsing the web, productivity programs and applications for school and the workplace, computer security and privacy, the latest in digital lifestyle topics, and so much more. Walks you through the basics of developing essential computer technology skills Shows you how to gain the digital literacy skills required to succeed in education, at home, and in the workforce Explains how the use of smartphones and digital cameras contribute to digital literacy With the introduction of 3G and 4G services in emerging countries like India, worldwide Internet usage is increasing exponentially. With this technological growth comes an opportunity for people of all ages and from all walks of life to learn new skills to keep them ahead of the curve. Packed with easy-to-follow explanations and seasoned with a bit of humor and fun, Digital Literacy For Dummies makes it easy and accessible for anyone to harness the power of technology to remain relevant in school or at work.

Digital Literacy For Dummies

Chapter 17 assumes that you have a digital camera, and optionally a printer for printing digital images. ... Cheat Sheet: This book's Cheat Sheet can be found online at www.dummies. com/cheatsheet/digitalliteracy.

Author: Faithe Wempen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118962879

Category: Computers

Page: 464

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Develop and implement essential computer technology—withconfidence Do you want to develop an understanding of technology to enhanceyour education, career, or personal life, but feel inhibited byyour digital literacy? Fear not! Written in plain English andabsent of undecipherable high-tech jargon, Digital Literacy ForDummies makes it easy to get a grip on computer basics, theInternet, the Cloud, browsing the web, productivity programs andapplications for school and the workplace, computer security andprivacy, the latest in digital lifestyle topics, and so muchmore. Walks you through the basics of developing essential computertechnology skills Shows you how to gain the digital literacy skills required tosucceed in education, at home, and in the workforce Explains how the use of smartphones and digital camerascontribute to digital literacy With the introduction of 3G and 4G services in emergingcountries like India, worldwide Internet usage is increasingexponentially. With this technological growth comes an opportunityfor people of all ages and from all walks of life to learn newskills to keep them ahead of the curve. Packed with easy-to-followexplanations and seasoned with a bit of humor and fun, DigitalLiteracy For Dummies makes it easy and accessible for anyone toharness the power of technology to remain relevant in school or atwork.

Information and Technology Literacy Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Digital Literacy for Dummies, a four hundred and forty-six-page book about digital literacy, is not very useful for educators or researchers in the field. The book applies to the very mechanical skills of using digital text as processes ...

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522534181

Category: Computers

Page: 2349

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People currently live in a digital age in which technology is now a ubiquitous part of society. It has become imperative to develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of emerging innovations and technologies. Information and Technology Literacy: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on techniques, trends, and opportunities within the areas of digital literacy. Highlighting a wide range of topics and concepts such as social media, professional development, and educational applications, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for academics, technology developers, researchers, students, practitioners, and professionals interested in the importance of understanding technological innovations.

Digital Literacy Tools and Methodologies for Information Society

Digital Literacy: Tools and Methodologies for Information Society strives to define a conceptual framework for understanding social changes produced by digital media and creates a framework within which digital literacy acts as a tool to ...

Author: Rivoltella, Pier Cesare

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599048000

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

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Currently in a state of cultural transition, global society is moving from a literary society to digital one, adopting widespread use of advanced technologies such as the Internet and mobile devices. Digital media has an extraordinary impact on society's formative processes, forcing a pragmatic shift in their management and organization. Digital Literacy: Tools and Methodologies for Information Society strives to define a conceptual framework for understanding social changes produced by digital media and creates a framework within which digital literacy acts as a tool to assist younger generations to interact critically with digital media and their culture, providing scholars, educators, researchers, and practitioners a technological and sociological approach to this cutting-edge topic from an educational perspective.

Digital Literacy

"Paul Gilster's intelligent, sobering look at the Internet is a breath of fresh air." --Amazon.com "This book sheds light on the skills that Web surfers need to separate the digital garbage from the golden nuggets of good data.

Author: Paul Gilster

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471249521

Category: Computers

Page: 276

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"Readers leery of ramping onto the information highway and surfers suffering Internet overload will value the solid advice supplied by Gilster." --Booklist. "Paul Gilster's intelligent, sobering look at the Internet is a breath of fresh air." --Amazon.com "This book sheds light on the skills that Web surfers need to separate the digital garbage from the golden nuggets of good data. It's a good place to start for adult newcomers to the information highway." --Courant Now in paper! Digital Literacy provides Internet novices with the basic thinking skills and core competencies they'll need to thrive in an interactive environment so fundamentally different from passive media. PAUL GILSTER (Raleigh, North Carolina) is the author of The Web Navigator and Finding It on the Internet which have sold over 200,000 copies.

Digital Literacy for Primary Teachers

Not all your initial attempts teaching with technology will be an outright success but reflection will serve as a tool to ensure your digital literacy evolves with a growing understanding of its pedagogical potential.

Author: Moira Savage

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 9781909682634

Category: Education

Page: 182

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The educational landscape for primary teachers and learners is increasingly digital and technology rich, making it a challenge for professionals to decide which digital technologies to use, how and when, to bring about the maximum benefit for learning and teaching. This book navigates this complex and evolving arena, providing a structure for teachers to reflect on their own digital literacy, helping them make informed decisions, providing practical ideas on how to develop children’s digital literacy capabilities and offering a range of professional development activities. The text makes clear links to the new primary curriculum, including the computing programmes of study. It is pedagogy led and illustrated with a range of subject examples. Chapters examine the implications of digital literacy for teaching and learning, creating content, collaboration and communication, digital citizenship, e-safety and digital safeguarding. Critical questions and reflections throughout stimulate readers to engage fully with the text and their professional development.

Digital Literacy Skills for FE Teachers

Definitions of digital literacy [Digital literacy is about] mastering ideas, not keystrokes An early thought on digital literacy by Paul Gilster in 1997 (in Bawden, 2008: 18) Digital literacy = digital tool knowledge + critical thinking ...

Author: Jonathan White

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781473908284

Category: Computers

Page: 160

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Effective digital skills are essential for all teachers and tutors in the Further Education (FE) and Skills Sector. This text brings together important theory and research around digital literacy and outlines what this means for teaching in the sector. It is a practical guide that: introduces different types of web-based technologies and explores how they can be used in teaching provides guidance on the digital skills teachers and tutors need and how they can be developed examines issues of digital safety, security and responsibility and how online learning communities can be accessed applies critical thinking, creativity and responsibility to the processes of using digital technologies inside and outside of the classroom Providing a comprehensive framework, underpinned by the standards through which to develop digital literacy skills, this is an essential resource for those teaching or training to teach in the FE and Skills sector.

Integrating Digital Literacy in the Disciplines

as having deep knowledge of content so that disciplinary digital literacy can be incorporated in instruction design. Chapters 12 and 17 describe how digital literacy is not taught in just one class, but is instead taught in parts ...

Author: Lauren Hays

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781642672152

Category: Education

Page: 276

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Digital literacy has become the vital competency that students need to master before graduating. This book provides rich examples of how to integrate it in disciplinary courses. While many institutions are developing introductory courses to impart universal literacy (skills students need to know) and creative literacy (skills for creating new content), discipline-specific skills (skills needed to succeed within a specific discipline) are a vital extension to their learning and ability to apply digital literacy in different contexts. This book provides examples of how to integrate digital literacy across a wide variety of courses spanning many domains. Rather than a wholly new core institutional outcome, digital literacy adds to the development of critical thinking, communication, problem-solving, and teamwork skills by building students’ capacities to assess online information so they can ethically share, communicate, or repurpose it through the appropriate use of available digital technologies. In short, it provides the vital digital dimension to their learning and the literacy skills which will be in increasing demand in their future lives. Following introductory chapters providing context and a theoretical framework, the contributing authors from different disciplines share the digital competencies and skills needed within their fields, the strategies they use to teach them, and insights about the choices they made. What shines through the examples is that, regardless of the specificity of the disciplinary examples, they offer all readers a commonality of approach and a trove of ideas that can be adapted to other contexts. This book constitutes a practical introduction for faculty interested in including opportunities to apply digital literacy to discipline-specific content. The book will benefit faculty developers and instructional designers who work with disciplinary faculty to integrate digital literacy. The book underscores the importance of preparing students at the course level to create, and be assessed on, digital content as fields are modernizing and delivery formats of assignments are evolving. Domains covered include digital literacy in teacher education, writing, musicology, indigenous literary studies, communications, journalism, business information technology, strategic management, chemistry, biology, health sciences, optometry, school librarianship, and law. The book demonstrates a range of approaches that can used to teach digital literacy skills in the classroom, including: Progressing from digital literacy to digital fluency Increasing digital literacy by creating digital content Assessment of digital literacy Identifying ethical considerations with digital literacy Sharing digital content outside of the classroom Identifying misinformation in digital communications Digitizing instructional practices, like lab notes and essays Reframing digital literacy from assumption to opportunity Preparing students to teach digital literacy to others Collaborating with other departments on campus to support digital literacy instruction Incorporating media into digital literacy (digital media literacy) Using digital storytelling and infographics to teach content knowledge] Weaving digital literacy throughout the curriculum of a program, and with increasing depth

Information Services and Digital Literacy

The classic justification for the lack of interest is to see the indifference as a marketing issue: people do not realise they need to be digitally literate and would benefit from various types of information services in their lives.

Author: Isto Huvila

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780633497

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Despite new technologies, people do not always find information with ease. Do people still need help in finding the information they need, and if so, why? What can be made easier with new tools and techniques? Information Services and Digital Literacy is about the role of information services and digital literacies in the age of the social web. This title provides an alternative perspective for understanding information services and digital literacy, and argues that a central problem in the age of the social web and the culture of participation is that we do not know the premises of how we know, and how ways of interacting with information affect our actions and their outcomes. Information seeking is always a question of crossing and expanding boundaries between our earlier experiences and the unknown. We may not yet be well enough acquainted with the landscape of digital information to understand how we know, where the boundaries to our knowledge lie, how to cross them, and what consequences our actions may have. Presents a new approach for understanding how information services help and hinder people in becoming informed Provides an overview of how to conceptualize information services and digital literacy Provides a model for developing new types of library and information service

The Uses of Digital Literacy

But now, with digital online media, there is almost infinite scope for DIY (do-it-yourself) and DIWO ... Despite the democratising energies of advocates for literacy, and despite universal schooling, print-literate culture has resulted ...

Author: John Hartley

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412843904

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 253

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Originally published: St Lucia, Qld.: University of Queensland Press, 2009.