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Digital Literacy For Dummies

Author : Faithe Wempen
ISBN : 9781118962879
Genre : Computers
File Size : 60.12 MB
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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.
Category: Computers

Technology Reading And Digital Literacy

Author : Robert L. Furman
ISBN : 9781564845344
Genre : Education
File Size : 81.28 MB
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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.
Category: Education

E Literature For Children

Author : Len Unsworth
ISBN : 041533330X
Genre : Education
File Size : 40.92 MB
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This book will help practising teachers and students of teacher education to understand the differences and similarities in literary experience for children through classic, contemporary and innovative narratives in both book and computer formats - in order to enhance their pupils' enjoyment and understanding fo the text.
Category: Education

Digital Literacies For Learning

Author : Allan Martin
ISBN : 9781856045636
Genre : Computers
File Size : 60.51 MB
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In the 21st century, digital tools enable information to be generated faster and in greater profusion than ever before, to the point where its extent and value are literally beyond imagining. Such quantities can only be meaningfully addressed using more digital tools, and thus our relationship to information is fundamentally changed. This situation presents a particular challenge to processes of learning and teaching, and demands a response from both information professionals and educators. Enabling education in a digital environment means not only changing the form in which learning opportunities are offered, but also enabling students to survive and prosper in digitally based learning environments. This collection brings together a global community of educators, educational researchers, librarians and IT strategists, to consider how learners need to be equipped in an educational environment that is increasingly suffused with digital technology. Traditional notions of literacy need to be challenged, and new literacies, including information literacy and IT literacy, need to be considered as foundation elements for digitally involved learners. Leading international experts from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico and throughout Europe contribute to the debate, and Hannelore Rader, Librarian and Dean of the University Libraries, University of Louisville, Kentucky, provides the foreword. The book is in two parts: In Part 1, Literacies in the Digital Age, the contributors analyse how digital technologies have enabled transformative change in the ways in which learning can be constructed, and discuss the nature of the new literacies that have emerged in this new virtual and e-learning environment. In Part 2, Enabling and Supporting Digital Literacies, the contributors go on to consider the ways in which digital literacies can be made available to learners, and how these literacies are being relocated in a more student-centred environment within the broader perspective of learning. Readership: This book takes the issues raised in the successful Information and IT Literacy, also co-edited by Allan Martin, into a broader context. It is essential reading for all information professionals and educators involved in developing strategies and practices for learning in a digital age.
Category: Computers

Information And Technology Literacy Concepts Methodologies Tools And Applications

Author : Management Association, Information Resources
ISBN : 9781522534181
Genre : Computers
File Size : 44.9 MB
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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.
Category: Computers

Digital Literacy For Technical Communication

Author : Rachel Spilka
ISBN : 9781135236755
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 85.48 MB
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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.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Digital Literacy Concepts Methodologies Tools And Applications

Author : Management Association, Information Resources
ISBN : 9781466618534
Genre : Computers
File Size : 42.16 MB
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Digital Literacy: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications presents a vital compendium of research detailing the latest case studies, architectures, frameworks, methodologies, and research on Digital Democracy. With contributions from authors around the world, this three-volume collection presents the most sophisticated research and developments from the field, relevant to researchers, academics, and practitioners alike. In order to stay abreast of the latest research, this book affords a vital look into Digital Literacy research.
Category: Computers

Office 2019 For Seniors For Dummies

Author : Faithe Wempen
ISBN : 9781119517979
Genre : Computers
File Size : 77.54 MB
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Make sense of Office 2019 Just like using a computer for the first time, learning Microsoft Office applications can be confusing and intimidating at any age. Office 2019 For Seniors For Dummies helps seniors get up to speed quickly with clear-cut, easy-to-read-and-understand steps on how to get the most out of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. The book assumes no prior information and starts with showing how to start each application, how to navigate the interface, dress up documents in Word, create spreadsheets in Excel, create a PowerPoint presentation, and use Outlook as an email client. You’ll also find templates for each application for letters, faxes, a budget grid in Excel, and more. Use Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint Dress up your letters, invitations, and other documents Manage your finances with Excel Use your email to stay in touch with friends and family If you’re an over-50 PC user looking for some gentle instruction on making the most of Office 2019, you’ve come to the right place!
Category: Computers

The Digital Literacy Classroom

Author : Glenn Stone
ISBN : 1897638612
Genre : Computer literacy
File Size : 85.70 MB
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Are you interested in exploring ways of using new technologies within Literacy lessons? Do you need ideas for enhancing your school's Virtual Learning Environment? Have you the void that might exist between children's use of digital technology at home and their practice in school? This minibook is an introduction for busy professionals interested in the potential of digital literacy in the primary school. The ideas offered in this minibook provide a bridge between traditional literacy practice and new digital literacy pedagogy. It invites teachers to consider the value of digital literacies while exploring practical suggestions that build on existing practice. A rationale for moving towards digital literacy is also provided, set within the context of young people's digital worlds.
Category: Computer literacy

Create To Learn

Author : Renee Hobbs
ISBN : 9781118968345
Genre : Computers
File Size : 53.30 MB
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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. This book helps learners create multimedia texts as they develop both critical thinking and communication skills. It 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 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. [Publisher]
Category: Computers

Digital Literacy Skills For Fe Teachers

Author : Jonathan White
ISBN : 9781473908277
Genre : Computers
File Size : 84.18 MB
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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.
Category: Computers

Digital Literacy

Author : Paul Gilster
ISBN : 0471249521
Genre : Computers
File Size : 72.54 MB
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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.
Category: Computers

Popular Culture New Media And Digital Literacy In Early Childhood

Author : Jackie Marsh
ISBN : 0415335736
Genre : Education
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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.
Category: Education

The Uses Of Digital Literacy

Author : John Hartley
ISBN : 9781351302067
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 82.98 MB
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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.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Digital Literacy Unpacked

Author : Katharine Reedy
ISBN : 178330197X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Digital Literacy Unpacked not only offers a snapshot of innovative approaches to digital literacy, but also intends to provoke discussion, encourage collaboration and inspire – whatever the role or context.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Digital Literacies

Author : Colin Lankshear
ISBN : 1433101696
Genre : Computers
File Size : 53.62 MB
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This book brings together a group of internationally-reputed authors in the field of digital literacy. Their essays explore a diverse range of the concepts, policies and practices of digital literacy, and discuss how digital literacy is related to similar ideas: information literacy, computer literacy, media literacy, functional literacy and digital competence. It is argued that in light of this diversity and complexity, it is useful to think of digital literacies - the plural as well the singular. The first part of the book presents a rich mix of conceptual and policy perspectives; in the second part contributors explore social practices of digital remixing, blogging, online trading and social networking, and consider some legal issues associated with digital media.
Category: Computers