Digital Literacy For Dummies

Author: Faithe Wempen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118962879
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Genre: Computers

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.

PCs f r Dummies

Author: Dan Gookin
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
ISBN: 3527703985
Release Date: 2007-09-10
Genre: Computers

Dan Gookin zeigt Ihnen, was es mit dem PC auf sich hat und was alles in Ihrem Computer steckt. Sie lernen, wie ein Computer funktioniert und wie Sie Computer, Drucker & Co zum Laufen bringen. Außerdem lernen Sie die Grundlagen von Windows XP kennen. Dieses Buch begleitet Sie vom Auspacken bis zum Einsatz Ihres PCs im Internet.

Computer Literacy

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Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781349076741
Release Date: 1985-11-11
Genre:


Fostering 21st Century Digital Literacy and Technical Competency

Author: Cartelli, Antonio
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781466629448
Release Date: 2013-02-28
Genre: Education

The 21st century has seen an expansion in digital technology and the ways in which it affects everyday life. These technologies have become essential in the growth of social communication and mass media. Fostering 21st Century Digital Literacy and Technical Competency offers the latest in research on the technological advances on computer proficiency in the educational system and society. This collection of research brings together theories and experiences in order to create a common framework and is essential for educators and professionals in the technology fields.

Information and Technology Literacy Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781522534181
Release Date: 2017-08-30
Genre: Computers

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.

Windows 8 1 f r Dummies

Author: Andy Rathbone
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527710256
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Microsoft Windows (Computer file)

Just want to make Windows work? This guide tells you how to use the Start screen, snap your most-used apps to the traditional desktop, find missing files and programs, enjoy music, organize and share photos, and more. Find what you need when you need it!

Digital Literacy

Author: Paul Gilster
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471249521
Release Date: 1998-04-03
Genre: Computers

"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.

The Uses of Digital Literacy

Author: John Hartley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351302067
Release Date: 2017-07-28
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

At the heart of this book lies a reappraisal of humanities research and its use in understanding the conditions of a consumer-led society. This is an open, investigative, critical, scientific task as well as an opportunity to engage with creative enterprise and culture. Now that every user is a publisher, consumption needs to be rethought as action not behavior, and media consumption as a mode of literacy. Online social networks and participatory media are often still ignored by professionals, denounced in the press and banned in schools. But the potential of digital literacy should not be underestimated. Fifty years after Richard Hoggart's pioneering The Uses of Literacy reshaped the educational response to popular culture, John Hartley extends Hoggart's argument into digital media. Media evolution has made possible the realism of the modern age journalism, the novel and science not to mention mass entertainment on a global scale. Hartley reassesses the historical and global context, commercial and cultural dynamics and the potential of popular productivity through analysis of the use of digital media in various domains, including creative industries, digital storytelling, YouTube, journalism, and mediated fashion. Encouraging mass participation in the evolutionary growth of knowledge, The Uses of Digital Literacy shows how today's teenage fad may become tomorrow's scientific method. Hartley claims the time has come for education to catch up with entertainment and for the professionals to learn from popular culture. This book will stimulate the imagination and stir further research.

Popular Culture New Media and Digital Literacy in Early Childhood

Author: Jackie Marsh
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415335736
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Education

This book offers a range of perspectives on children's multimodal experiences, providing a ground-breaking account of the ways in which children engage with popular culture, media and digital literacy practices from their earliest years. Many young children have extensive experience of film, television, printed media, computer games, mobile phones and the Internet from birth, yet their reaction to media texts is rarely acknowledged in the national curricula of any country. This seminal text focuses on children from birth to eight years, addressing issues such as: * media and identity construction * media literacy practices in the home * the changing nature of literacy in technologically advanced societies * The place of popular and media texts in children's lives and the use of such texts in the curriculum. By exploring children's engagement with popular culture, media and digital texts in the home, community and early years settings, the contributors look at empirical studies from around the world, and draw out vital new theoretical issues relating to children's emergent techno-literacy practices. With an unmatchable team of international experts evaluating topics from text-messaging to the Teletubbies, this book is a long-overdue, fascinating and illuminating read for policy-makers, educational researchers and practitioners, and crosses over to appeal to those in the linguistics field.

Digital Literacy Tools and Methodologies for Information Society

Author: Rivoltella, Pier Cesare
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599048000
Release Date: 2008-01-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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 Skills for FE Teachers

Author: Jonathan White
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473908284
Release Date: 2015-09-21
Genre: Education

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.

Technology Reading and Digital Literacy

Author: Robert L. Furman
Publisher: International Society for Technology in Education
ISBN: 9781564845344
Release Date: 2015-03-21
Genre: Education

This new book offers strategies teachers can use to motivate all students, including the most reluctant, to rediscover the joys of reading, share what they’ve read and discover innovative ways of exploring new things using technology as a springboard. Learn about exciting educational websites that help students find the perfect book, discuss their reading with the class, share a great story with peers around the globe and improve their writing abilities. The book is filled with a robust collection of literacy tools, such as virtual book clubs, video and animated book talks, and writer’s wikis, while offering strategies for leveraging these resources in class. Educators at all levels can use the resources and instructional methods in this book to boost digital literacy for all students.

Internet f r Dummies

Author: John R. Levine
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527638864
Release Date: 2012-02-23
Genre: Computers

In der 12., ?berarbeiteten und aktualisierten Auflage des Bestsellers finden Sie alles, was Sie zum Internet-Einstieg brauchen: alle Informationen zum Internetzugang, dem Unterschied zwischen WWW, Usenet und anderen Diensten, Chatten, Bloggen, E-Mail, Internet-Telefonie, RSS-Feeds, Podcasting, sozialen Netzwerken und vielem mehr. Die Autoren zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie mit dem Windows Internet Explorer 8 und Google Chrome ins Internet kommen und wie Sie mit Windows Mail, dem Nachfolger von Outlook Express, E-Mails verschicken. Auch die Sicherheitsvorkehrungen f?r ein sorgloses Surfen, Antivirensoftware und Firewalls werden nicht vergessen.

Computing Fundamentals

Author: Faithe Wempen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118974728
Release Date: 2014-07-23
Genre: Computers

The Basic Computing Skills You Need to Enhance Your AcademicEducation Computing Fundamentals provides students with the basiccomputing skills needed to get the most from their educationalendeavors, regardless of field of study. Written by MicrosoftOffice Master Instructor Faithe Wempen, this detailed resourcehelps you develop a strong understanding of how computers work andhow they affect our society. In addition to helping you masteressential computing tasks such as working with operating systems,applications, and the Internet, this book also provides you withall the knowledge you need for computing basics. Learn the types of computer hardware and how they worktogether Understand operating systems and application software Get a complete introduction to Windows® 7 Learn the basics of Microsoft® Officeapplications Understand the essential technologies behind networking, theInternet, and the web Learn how to protect your online privacy and security Explore legal, ethical, and health issues of computing Each chapter includes a summary, list of key terms, and samplequestions to help you master basic computer skills.

Digital Literacy for Technical Communication

Author: Rachel Spilka
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135236755
Release Date: 2009-12-04
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Digital Literacy for Technical Communication helps technical communicators make better sense of technology’s impact on their work, so they can identify new ways to adapt, adjust, and evolve, fulfilling their own professional potential. This collection is comprised of three sections, each designed to explore answers to these questions: How has technical communication work changed in response to the current (digital) writing environment? What is important, foundational knowledge in our field that all technical communicators need to learn? How can we revise past theories or develop new ones to better understand how technology has transformed our work? Bringing together highly-regarded specialists in digital literacy, this anthology will serve as an indispensible resource for scholars, students, and practitioners. It illuminates technology’s impact on their work and prepares them to respond to the constant changes and challenges in the new digital universe.