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A general transferable skill that enables individuals to learn (faster and better) (Claxton, 1999). See “Learning how to learn” (Sein, Bostrom, & Olfman, 1999).
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ICT Literacy in the Information Age
Ritchie Macefield (Staffordshire University & MEFU Ltd., UK)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-845-1.ch050
The development of homosapien man can be classified into ages. These ages fundamentally affect the patterns of how humans work, play and interact. Some social anthropologists (e.g., Toffler & Toffler, 1994) have identified three such ages: agricultural, industrial, and information. Definitions of these ages are complex, and a detailed discussion of them lies outside the scope of this chapter, however, they can usefully be typified as follows: • The agricultural age affected us through systems geared to processing and distributing food. • The industrial age affected us through systems geared to processing and distributing energy; energy that is harnessed to provide large-scale travel and automation. • The information age affects us through systems for processing and distributing information. Therefore, in the Information Age many people will work and play exclusively using ICT systems and use this technology as a primary means of interacting with other people.
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