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Digital Literacy For Dummies

Author : Faithe Wempen
ISBN : 9781118962879
Genre : Computers
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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

Information And Technology Literacy Concepts Methodologies Tools And Applications

Author : Management Association, Information Resources
ISBN : 9781522534181
Genre : Computers
File Size : 74.42 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

Author : Paul Gilster
ISBN : 0471249521
Genre : Computers
File Size : 49.87 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

E Literature For Children

Author : Len Unsworth
ISBN : 041533330X
Genre : Education
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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

The Uses Of Digital Literacy

Author : John Hartley
ISBN : 9781351302067
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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 Concepts Methodologies Tools And Applications

Author : Management Association, Information Resources
ISBN : 9781466618534
Genre : Computers
File Size : 89.27 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

Digital Literacies For Learning

Author : Allan Martin
ISBN : 9781856045636
Genre : Computers
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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

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

Comptia A R Certification All In One For Dummies R

Author : Glen E. Clarke
ISBN : 9781119255710
Genre : Computers
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Some copies of A+ Certification All-in-One For Dummies (9781119255710) were printed without access codes to the online test bank. If you did not receive a PIN with your book, please visit www.dummies.com/go/getaccess to request one. All the knowledge you need to pass the new A+ exam A+ is the gateway certification into many IT careers and can be essential in order to start your occupation off on the right foot in the exciting and rapidly expanding field of information technology. Luckily, the 9 minibooks in CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One For Dummies make it easier to prepare for this all-important exam so you can pass with flying colors! It quickly and easily gets you up to speed on everything from networking and computer repair to troubleshooting, security, permissions, customer service—and everything in between. The CompTIA A+ test is a rigorous exam, but the experts who wrote this book know exactly what you need to understand in order to help you reach your certification goal. Fully updated for the latest revision of the exam, this comprehensive guide covers the domains of the exam in detail, reflecting the enhanced emphasis on hardware and new Windows content, as well as the nuts and bolts, like operating system basics, recovering systems, securing systems, and more. • Find new content on Windows 8, Mac OS X, Linux, and mobile devices • Get test-taking advice for the big day • Prepare for the A+ exam with a review of the types of questions you'll see on the actual test • Use the online test bank to gauge your knowledge—and find out where you need more study help With the help of this friendly, hands-on guide, you'll learn everything necessary to pass the test, and more importantly, to succeed in your job!
Category: Computers