The Fourth Core Skill
Complete Computer Literacy Course
True adult literacy is broader than merely reading and writing. Many adult basic education, pre-GED®, adult secondary education, and GED students are not computer literate. We cannot consider them ready for the job market or continuing education until they can use computers and the Internet successfully. But how do we fit computer literacy skills into an already overloaded curriculum of adult literacy and numeracy?
The solution is an online distance learning digital literacy skills course that students can work on at home and in the classroom, a course for teaching adults everything they need to know to meet the needs of the 21st Century job market, a course that teaches itself and that doesn’t require you to become an expert in computer literacy skills.
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Nine Core Standards for Digital Literacy
Thinking skills are digital literacy skills. Using technology effectively means using skills to make comparisons, evaluate both technology and information, organize ideas, and think through decisions. Technology literacy requires clear, critical thinking, which forms the basis of our Computer Essentials Online. Nine distinct standards for digital literacy skills are covered.
Standard One: Understanding and Using
Students learn the patterns and rules of navigating technological interfaces, not specific steps to use one program or application. This gives them the digital literacy skills to use the Internet successfully and also to quickly learn new software applications.
Standard Two: Digital Citizenship
Students learn digital literacy skills to interact on the Internet and use social technology in a responsible way. Digital citizenship is about understanding others’ points of views and applying values to actions in technological environments, just as learners apply values to the actions in their daily lives.
Standard Three: Identifying Needed Information
Using technology means interacting with information. Students learn to identify the information that they need to investigate problems and make decisions.
Standard Four: Finding Information
Technology opens up new ways of finding information. Students learn digital literacy skills to effectively search for the best and most relevant information in technological environments.
Standard Five: Organizing Information
Students learn ways that information is organized in technological systems and learn to apply logical organizational structures to information on computers.
Standard Six: Interpreting and Showing
Students learn to comprehend and analyze information and communicate it according to their understanding. Technology gives new ways to present information, and the presentation of information gives it context and affects its meaning.
Standard Seven: Evaluating Information
Students apply critical thinking skills to evaluate the relevance, reliability, and quality of information. Perhaps one of the most challenging problems (and greatest attributes) of new technology is the ability for anyone, anywhere to contribute content. It is essential for students learn digital literacy skills to be able to evaluate the information that they find.
Standard Eight: Creating Digital Content
Students learn to use technology to create digital content in multiple formats. Creating digital content is a powerful tool for becoming involved in digital environments.
Standard Nine: Communicating in a Digital
Students learn to communicate effectively through the multitude of new technological social environments. From instant messages to social networking sites to emails and blogs, communication is a core part of new technology.
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