4 edition of Being fluent with information technology found in the catalog.
Being fluent with information technology
National Research Council (U.S.) Committee on Information Technology Literacy
Includes bibliographical references
|Statement||Committee on Information Technology Literacy, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, National Research Council|
|LC Classifications||T58.5 .N378 1999|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||112 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||112|
|LC Control Number||99063379|
How the importance and context for each of these 30 requirements are tailored to the career and intellectual interests of individual students is the focus of this chapter. It usually covers many of the topics listed as skills and concepts under FITness. This objective must be pursued by teachers who are comfortable with computers and with a creative and unrestricted structure, and who are supported by a like-minded educational community. Too much disk space?
Acquiring these skills includes understanding what similarities and differences to expect between different products for the same task. In "Mindstorms," Papert asserts that a deep understanding of programming, in particular the notions of successive decomposition as a mode of analysis and debugging of trial solutions, results in significant educational benefits in many domains of discourse, including those unrelated to computers and information technology per se. Similar frustration is often experienced by an individual learning a new word-processor. Sustained reasoning starts with defining and clarifying a problem. Literacy is too modest a goal in the presence of rapid change, because it lacks the necessary "staying power.
A full explanation of the concepts would be appropriate for a textbook, but not for a report attempting to outline a basic framework for understanding information technology. In the vocational and industrial arena, Workforce predicted in that a shortage of skilled workers would, unless checked, constrain America's economic growth. Whether accountants or assembly-line workers, people are using technology such as computers, the Internet, and electronic commerce in different ways and with varying levels of skill and understanding. This program is hoping to spread the word that even in the poorest communities, kids with their uninhibited curiosity and wealth of time to "fiddle and explore" may very well be the nation's most natural teachers and maintainers of technology. It is not only a principle; it is a fact used every day. For a long time, you knew not to send her an e-mail - she never learned to open up her Mailbox!
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Intellectual capabilities and skills relate to very practical matters, getting at the heart of what it means to function in a complex technology-oriented world. Furthermore, even if an individual with more basic levels of FITness may still need to consult with an information techology expert to solve a technology problem or to describe a technology solution, that basic understanding and knowledge will help him or her to interact constructively with the expert e.
Debugging is a complex process that often goes beyond the technology and includes the personal and social aspects of the undertaking e. An effective communication to experts might involve translating informal needs into formal requirements, for example, moving from a "wish list" expressed during a lunchtime conversation to a more formal tasking to a work team.
Such critical ability helps individuals to evaluate information technology-mediated claims for alternative medicines, advertisements for energy-efficient homes, and homework advice from peers. The standards will focus on what students need to know and be able to do in order to be technologically literate.
Technology research tools students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources; use technology tools to process data and report results; and evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on their appropriateness to specific tasks.
Fluency with information technology requires three kinds of knowledge: contemporary skills, foundational concepts, and intellectual capabilities. Making Web browsers in school libraries available to all students is intended to give students easy access to the rich information content of the Internet.
Today's set of ten essential skills includes: 1. Using the Internet to find information and resources Today, locating information on the Internet involves the use of browsers and search engines. Decisions as to when or whether to upgrade, which tool to use, and how many features to learn are examples of such adaptation.
Does inviting technologically skilled workers from other countries create or destroy jobs? FITness is fundamentally integrative, requiring the coordination of information and skills with respect to multiple dimensions of a problem and the need for making overall judgments and decisions taking all such information into account.
They are designed to encourage a consistent set of educational outcomes that develop students' critical thinking skills, scientific reasoning, creative problem solving, and judicious analysis--qualities identified by various constituencies as critical to the nation's ability to meet the scientific and technological demands of the 21st century and remain competitive in an increasingly global economy.
These courses have evolved rapidly as technology has evolved. At Duke University, the computer literacy course focuses on the theme "what computers can do and what they can't do, now and in the future.
The fundamental concepts underlying information technology are the basis for a mental model of how a specific application is or is not working, a model that enables reflective thought about what might be done to fix a problem or how a new application might work.
Topics are Explained in Contemporary Terms Consistent with Student Experience: The text has been rewritten to accommodate how students encounter computation, positioning the presentation squarely in the second decade of the 21st century.
Determined and validated through an extensive survey process, these standards were developed to establish agreed-upon, industry-identified knowledge, skills, and abilities required to succeed in the workplace, thus providing benchmarks of skill and performance attainment that are behavioral and measurable.
It would be laboratory-intensive and ideally would draw projects from subject disciplines in which the student had some expertise or interest, whether or not those disciplines were technical. But does being FIT mean that one will never need to rely on an information technology expert?
It is the committee's hope that all who draw from, build on, critique, or modify these lists will also impose a limit of ten on themselves. Skills requirements will change as technology advances, but currently they include using word processors, e-mail, the Internet, and other appropriate information technology tools effectively.
Consider a person who has visited a certain city several times and who has learned a single route from the airport to some final destination. The information created must be retrievable and useful for the intended purpose. Please share it with me via Googledocs and I will be happy to get started right away.Also see Being Fluent with Information Technology, an excellent book that will help you measure your success in getting your nonprofit staff up-to-speed regarding using technology.
It's fromand still dead-on in its advice. Larry Snyder was the chairman of the National Research Council's (NRC) committee that issued the report, "Being Fluent with Information Technology." It is this NRC committee, funded by the National Science Foundation, that identified the three types of knowledge needed in Fluency.
Mar 24, · Being Fluent with Information Technology. 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 report, Being Fluent with Information Technology, was authored by five computer scientists and two education scholars. This paper will discuss the NRC report in light of current thinking regarding Professor Paul Edwards also suggested books. Altogether I scanned more than 50 volumes.
I reviewed the past seven years of two. 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 knowledgeâ€"intellectual capabilities, foundational concepts, and skillsâ€"that are essential for fluency with atlasbowling.com by: (See Vision or Being Fluent With Information Technology, National Academy Press, ) The class will cover the three types of knowledge required for fluency – skills, concepts and capabilities.
The class will be project based and will use information technology extensively. All lab sessions are on-line. Students will work both individually.