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What is Technological Literacy

Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business Practices
This is the ability to use computers and electronic equipment to meet objectives and goals and improve learning, productivity, and performance.
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Using an Information Literacy Program to Prepare Nursing Students to Practice in a Virtual Workplace
Mona Florea (University of Rhode Island Library, USA), Lillian Rafeldt (Three Rivers Community College, USA), and Susan Youngblood (Texas Tech University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-893-2.ch023
The chapter presents healthcare examples of the current virtual working environment and introduces nursing skills necessary for evidence-based practice in a virtual workplace. The authors discuss how the Nursing Information Literacy Program was designed and implemented at Three Rivers Community College to assist nursing students in developing skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving, technological literacy, information literacy, and collaborative and cooperative learning. The authors hope that this example will serve as a model for creating other information literacy programs that prepare students for working in a virtual workplace.
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Digital Competence: A Net of Literacies
The attitude and ability to properly and effectively use digital technology in daily use as needed. Technological literacy includes: accessibility to technological means; selection of means in accordance with needs; technological operation by acquaintance with the basic principles of actions and functions; ability to constantly learn and adapt to new means by adjusting to changing needs; intelligent, proper use including development of awareness of the consequences of use of technology on the environment and on health and acquaintance with methods and tools to minimize their potential harm.
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From Linguistic Determinism to Technological Determinism
As opposed to digital literacy, refers to the ability to use tools to access, manage and communicate information.
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Concept Mapping and Formative Assessment: Elements Supporting Literacy and Learning
The newest phase of literacy development is technology, and the field of technology is evolving very quickly. Technology is cited as a major strategy for reading and writing literacy in national reports, and is the unifying theme of the model for designing instruction, technological pedagogical content knowledge (TCPK). The model includes computer hardware and software, and all types of digital equipment like digital cameras, recording devices, laboratory equipment, and multimedia. Technological literacy is an essential component supporting the accessibility of learners to information as described by the Universal Design for Learning.
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Instructional Design Perspectives for Information and Communication Technologies Curriculum
Having a good understanding of technological concepts, systems, and processes, creative thinking and evaluation, and technology use skills.
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Digital Divide and E-Health Implications for E-Collaboration Research
The knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy required to critically engage advancements in technologies and technological influences on daily life.
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Digital Literacy Research
The ability to understand and use (computer) technology to communicate, find and evaluation information, and articulate ideas. Additionally, a technologically literate person understands the impact of technologies on society. It should not be confused with technological competence which relates specifically to the skills needed to use software and/or hardware.
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