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Current Trends and Future Practices for Digital Literacy and Competence

Book Description

Being a digital citizen has transformed from a process of familiarizing ones’ self with terminology and techniques to a full-time responsibility in the hands of any who want to stay abreast of the latest technological change in their respective field.
Current Trends and Future Practices for Digital Literacy and Competence offers a look at the latest research within digital literacy and competence, setting the bar for the digital citizen of today and tomorrow. Presented in the form of case studies, frameworks, methodologies, architectures, and research, this compendium offers a vital resource for practitioners and academics in any field looking to stay up-to-date on their digital literacy. Chapters range from technically fundamental to the layman to complex, from experts around the world in a variety of jobs and countries.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. International Advisory Board
    2. International Editorial Review Board
    3. Associate Editors
  5. Preface
  6. Section 1: Introduction
    1. Chapter 1: Digital and Inter-Generational Divide
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. THE GLOBAL CHALLENGE OF THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
      3. THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION AS A GLOBALIZATION FACTOR
      4. THE ECONOMY OF EXCLUSION
      5. NEW ACCESS POLITICS?
      6. INTERNAL DIGITAL DIVIDE AND THE INTERGENERATIONAL DIGITAL DIVIDE
      7. ARE THEY DIFFERENT? THE DIFFUSION OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IN YOUNG AND VERY YOUNG CHILDREN
      8. NOTE THE DIFFERENCE: THE DIGITAL NATIVE WAY OF THINKING
      9. WHAT DOES GENERATIONAL DIGITAL DIVIDE MEAN?
      10. CONCLUSION: DON’T BREAK THE MEMORY LINE!
    2. Chapter 2: Current Trends of Media Literacy in Europe
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EVOLUTION OF MEDIA EDUCATION AND MEDIA LITERACY
      4. EMERGING TRENDS
      5. GAPS, BARRIERS AND DEFICIENCIES
      6. FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO MEDIA LITERACY
      7. THE EUROPEAN AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA SERVICES DIRECTIVE (AVMSD)
    3. Chapter 3: Perspectives on Media Literacy, Digital Literacy and Information Literacy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
  7. Section 2: Digital Literacy and Digital Competence in Formal Education
    1. Chapter 4: Bebras Contest and Digital Competence Assessment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BEBRAS INTERNATIONAL CONTEST AND DIGITAL LITERACY
      4. DIGITAL LITERACY AND DIGITAL COMPETENCES
      5. FRAMEWORKS FOR DIGITAL ASSESSMENT
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    2. Chapter 5: A Framework for Digital Competence Assessment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DIGITAL COMPETENCES AND PSYCHO-PEDAGOGICAL PARADIGMS
      4. THE FRAMEWORK FOR DIGITAL COMPETENCE ASSESSMENT
      5. CONCLUSION, TEACHING SUGGESTIONS AND FUTURE STUDIES
    3. Chapter 6: Beyond the Media Literacy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. THE COMPLEXITY IS NOT JUST IN THE “MEDIA”
      3. EDUCATION AS AN EXPERIENCE
      4. THE CENTRALITY OF DESIGN IN EDUCATION
      5. GUIDE LINES FOR THE ORGANIC PROCESS
      6. AN IMPORTANT COROLLARY: MONITORING LITERACY
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 7: Wikipedia as Training Resource for Developing Digital Competences
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. IS WIKIPEDIA A RELIABLE RESOURCE FOR SCHOOLS?
      4. WIKIPEDIA AS A CONSTRUCTIVE AND COLLABORATIVE LEARNING ACTIVITY
      5. THE DIGITAL COMPETENCES WITH WIKIPEDIA
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 8: The Media Diet of University Students in Italy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: THE “DIGITAL NATIVES” DEBATE
      3. UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND DIGITAL MEDIA
      4. METHODOLOGY AND RESULTS
      5. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 3: Digital Literacy and Digital Competence after Graduation and for Lifelong Learning
    1. Chapter 9: Integrating Educational and ICT Innovations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      3. 2. A DIGITAL FACE-TO-FACE COOPERATIVE ENVIRONMENT
      4. 3. A LEARNER-CENTRED MASTER COURSE
      5. 4. INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS AND EDUCATIONAL APPROACH: THE DAOSAN CASE
      6. 5. DISCUSSION
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 10: Digital Literacy in a Lifelong Learning Programme for Adults
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CONTEXT: SECOND CHANCE SCHOOLS AND DIGITAL LITERACY
      4. THE STUDY
      5. ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 11: Information Communication Technologies for the Lifelong Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND: CYBERSPACE AND CYBERCULTURE
      3. SHARING THE EXPERIENCE OF LIFELONG LEARNING
      4. BEST EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES AND MULTIMEDIA DOCUMENTATION
      5. FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
    4. Chapter 12: E-Skills and ICT Certification in Greek Cultural and Travel Agencies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REQUIRED E-SKILLS IN TRAVEL AND CULTURAL AGENCIES
      4. THE ECDL PROGRAMME
      5. METHODOLOGY AND RESULTS OF THE STUDY
      6. CONCLUSION AND FURTHER WORK
    5. Chapter 13: Digital Literacy for Health
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PROMISES, REALITIES AND CHALLENGES OF ICT FACILITATED PATIENT/CITIZEN EMPOWERMENT
      4. DIGITAL LITERACIES FOR HEALTH
      5. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 4: Digital Literacy in Organizations
    1. Chapter 14: Framework for the Experiences in Digital Literacy in the Spanish Market
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE EFFECTS OF DIGITAL LITERACY IN THE SOCIETY
      4. THE NEED OF INFORMATION POLICIES IN THE NEW GLOBAL SOCIETY
      5. SPANISH PROJECTS FOR DIGITAL LITERACY
    2. Chapter 15: Frameworks for the Benchmarking of Digital and Knowledge Management Best Practice in SME and Organizations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TOOLS FOR KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN SME AND THE PROBLEM OF THE “COMPETENCES”
      4. THE FRAMEWORK FOR BENCHMARKING DIGITAL BEST PRACTICES IN SME (SMALL MEDIUM ENTERPRISES) AND ORGANIZATIONS
      5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE STUDIES
    3. Chapter 16: Free Software Implementation Experiences for the Promotion of the Liquid Society
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OPEN SOURCE AS ENABLER OF LIQUID SOCIETIES
      4. THE EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS
      5. THE RESULTS OF THE ANALYSIS
      6. IMPLICATIONS OF THE MIGRATION PROCESSES TO OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE IN THE LIQUID SOCIETY
      7. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 5: Digital Technologies at Large: Learning and Ethics
    1. Chapter 17: Cooperative Learning through Communities of Practice
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTERACTION, AN ESSENTIAL PREMISE TO STARTING UP A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
      3. DEFINITIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
      4. COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE AS SOCIAL LEARNING SYSTEMS
      5. COOPERATIVE LEARNING
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 18: Levels of Self-Efficacy among Harassed Teachers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHOD
      4. RESULTS
      5. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS
    3. Chapter 19: Employee Monitoring and Ethics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EMPLOYEE CONCERNS
      4. EMPLOYER CONCERNS
      5. CYBERLOAFING
      6. ELECTRONIC MONITORING POLICIES
      7. METHODS OF ELECTRONIC MONITORING
      8. SOCIAL NETWORKING – THE NEW TECHNOLOGY
      9. ETHICS AND EMPLOYEE MONITORING
      10. CONCLUSION
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors
  13. Index