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—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

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.

Information Services and Digital Literacy

Author: Isto Huvila
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781780633497
Release Date: 2012-10-04
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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

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.

Raw Materials for the Mind

Author: David Warlick
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411627954
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Education

Presents a philosophical look at why classrooms must change in the information age and discusses the part that technology, specifically the Internet, plays in this revolution.

Computer Literacy BASICS A Comprehensive Guide to IC3

Author: Connie Morrison
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285759951
Release Date: 2014-04-16
Genre: Computers

Bring your computer literacy course back to the BASICS. COMPUTER LITERACY BASICS: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO IC3 provides an introduction to computer concepts and skills, which maps to the newest Computing Core Certification (IC3) standards. Designed with new learners in mind, this text covers Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online - everything students need to pass the IC3 exam, and finish the course as confident computer users. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Computers For Seniors For Dummies

Author: Nancy C. Muir
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119420309
Release Date: 2017-09-01
Genre: Computers

The bestselling guide—now in a new edition A computer provides a great resource for learning new things and keeping in touch with family and friends, but it may seem intimidating at first. The bestselling Computers For Seniors For Dummies is here to help the 50+ set conquer and overcome any uncertainty with clear-cut, easy-to-understand guidance on how to confidently navigate your computer and the Windows 10 operating system. Featuring large text and images, it's never been easier for seniors to smoothly click their way around a new PC. Even if you don't know a mouse from a megabyte, this book walks you through all the steps to choosing, setting up, and successfully using your new computer. Begin with learning how to turn the computer on and use the keyboard, and from there you'll progress to effortlessly finding your way around the new Windows 10 operating system. Explore all you can do with a computer: Research topics of interest Keep in touch with loved ones Shop securely online Find recipes and diet tips If you've just purchased your first computer and need a plain-English introduction to getting started, Computers For Seniors For Dummies has you covered.

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 and Digital Inclusion

Author: Kim M. Thompson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780810892729
Release Date: 2014-08-20
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Digital Literacy and Digital Inclusion: Information Policy and the Public Library examines the interrelationships between digital literacy, digital inclusion, and public policy. This book emphasizes the impacts of these policy decisions on the ability of individuals and communities to successfully participate in the information society.

Digital Literacies

Author: Nicky Hockly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317860297
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Dramatic shifts in our communication landscape have made it crucial for language teaching to go beyond print literacy and encompass the digital literacies which are increasingly central to learners' personal, social, educational and professional lives. By situating these digital literacies within a clear theoretical framework, this book provides educators and students alike with not just the background for a deeper understanding of these key 21st-century skills, but also the rationale for integrating these skills into classroom practice. This is the first methodology book to address not just why but also how to teach digital literacies in the English language classroom. This book provides: A theoretical framework through which to categorise and prioritise digital literacies Practical classroom activities to help learners and teachers develop digital literacies in tandem with key language skills A thorough analysis of the pedagogical implications of developing digital literacies in teaching practice A consideration of exactly how to integrate digital literacies into the English language syllabus Suggestions for teachers on how to continue their own professional development through PLNs (Personal Learning Networks), and how to access teacher development opportunities online This book is ideal for English language teachers and learners of all age groups and levels, academics and students researching digital literacies, and anyone looking to expand their understanding of digital literacies within a teaching framework.

Create to Learn

Author: Renee Hobbs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118968369
Release Date: 2017-06-22
Genre: Social Science

Want to learn something well? Make media to advance knowledge and gain new ideas. You don’t have to be a communication professional to create to learn. Today, with free and low-cost digital tools, everyone can compose videos, blogs and websites, remixes, podcasts, screencasts, infographics, animation, remixes and more. By creating to learn, people internalize ideas and express information creatively in ways that may inspire others. Create to Learn is a ground-breaking book that helps learners create multimedia texts as they develop both critical thinking and communication skills. Written by Renee Hobbs, one of the foremost experts in media literacy, this book introduces a wide range of conceptual principles at the heart of multimedia composition and digital pedagogy. Its approach is useful for anyone who sees the profound educational value of creating multimedia projects in an increasingly digital and connected world. Students will become skilled multimedia communicators by learning how to gather information, generate ideas, and develop media projects using contemporary digital tools and platforms. Illustrative examples from a variety of student-produced multimedia projects along with helpful online materials offer support and boost confidence. Create to Learn will help anyone make informed and strategic communication decisions as they create media for any academic, personal or professional project.

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.

Assignments as Controversies

Author: Ibrar Bhatt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317289203
Release Date: 2017-03-16
Genre: Education

Approaching academic assignments as practical controversies, this book offers a novel approach to the study of digital literacy. Through in-depth accounts of assignment writing in college classrooms, Bhatt examines ways of understanding how students engage with digital media in curricular activities and how these give rise to new practices of information management and knowledge creation. He further considers what these new practices portend for a stronger theory of digital literacy in an age of informational abundance and ubiquitous connectivity. Looking also at how institutional digital learning policies and strategies are applied in classrooms, and how students may embrace or avoid imposed technologies, this book offers an in-depth study of learner practices. It is through the comprehensive study of such practices that we can better understand the efficacy of technological investments in education, and the dynamic nature of digital literacy on the part of students charged with using those technologies.