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Fostering 21st Century Digital Literacy and Technical Competency

Book Description

The 21st century has seen an expansion in digital technology and the ways in which it affects everyday life. These technologies have become essential in the growth of social communication and mass media. Fostering 21st Century Digital Literacy and Technical Competency offers the latest in research on the technological advances on computer proficiency in the educational system and society. This collection of research brings together theories and experiences in order to create a common framework and is essential for educators and professionals in the technology fields.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. Associate Editors
    3. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
  6. Section 1: Digital Literacy and Culture
    1. Chapter 1: Beyond Babel
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Formalized Informal Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION – RESEARCH IN A FLUID ENVIRONMENT
      3. 2. FROM INDUSTRY TO NETWORK SOCIETY
      4. 3. UNDERSTANDING KEY COMPETENCES
      5. 4. FUTURE-ORIENTED COMPETENCE
      6. 5. THE CASE AND RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      7. 6. FINDINGS
      8. 7. DISCUSSION
      9. DOES IT REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE THAT ICT IS INVOLVED?
      10. WHAT IS IT ABOUT ICT THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE?
    3. Chapter 3: Reconciling Culture and Digital Literacy in the United Arab Emirates
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. SUMMARY
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH
  7. Section 2: Digital Literacy Evaluation and Development in Students, Teachers, and Adults
    1. Chapter 4: Transformation of Individual Learning through Informatics and Information Technology Activities in Primary School
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FOCUS ON INDIVIDUAL LEARNING ACTIVITIES
      4. VISUAL CONCEPTUALISATION OF THE LEARNING INDIVIDUALISATION
      5. INFORMATICS ACTIVITIES IN PRIMARY SCHOOL
      6. INDIVIDUALISATION THROUGH INFORMATICS ACTIVITIES IN PRIMARY SCHOOL
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 5: Digital Literacy and Competence in Students Attending a Faculty of Humanities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE SURVEY: QUESTIONNAIRE BUILDING AND DATA ANALYSIS
      4. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 6: Development of ICT Competency in Pre-Service Teacher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. THE 21ST CENTURY TEACHERS’ ICT COMPETENCY AND SKILLS
      4. 3. PEDAGOGICAL COMPONENT OF THE TEACHERS’ ICT COMPETENCY
      5. 4. SURVEY ON PRE-SERVICE TEACHER EDUCATION OF ICT IN LITHUANIAN UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES
      6. 5. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING TEACHERS PEDAGOGICAL ICT COMPETENCY
    4. Chapter 7: Technological Literacy in the Profile of Skills of University Professor in the New European Higher Education System
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGIES IN THE NEW INTERNATIONAL AND CROSS-CULTURAL UNIVERSITY
      3. 2. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN “CORE COMPETENCIES” OF THE TEACHING PROFESSION AND “TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY”
      4. THE ICT FOR QUALITY EDUCATION: MULTILITERACY, TEACHING SKILLS AND TECHNOLOGY
    5. Chapter 8: Developing and Managing Digital/Technology Literacy and Effective Learning Skills in Adult Learners
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ADULT LEARNERS AND TECHNOLOGY
      4. TECHNOLOGY AND ADULT LEARNER CLASS ENVIRONMENTS
      5. DISTANCE LEARNING AND ADULT LEARNERS
      6. INTENSIVE COURSE SCHEDULING SUPPORTED BY TECHNOLOGY
      7. MODULAR/PROJECT-BASED LEARNING SUPPORTED BY TECHNOLOGY
      8. ADULT LEARNER TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION
      9. THE ADULT LEARNER TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION MODEL
      10. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION
  8. Section 3: Digital Technologies, Blended Learning, and Reflecting Competences
    1. Chapter 9: Good Teaching Practice and Quality Indicators for Virtual and Blended Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DESCRIPTION AND METHODS
      4. PRESENTATION OF THE RESULTS
      5. FORMULATION OF QUALITY INDICATORS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 10: Blended Collaborative Learning through a Wiki-Based Project
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. THE EDUCATIONAL AFFORDANCES OF WIKIS
      4. 3. RESEARCH FRAMEWORK
      5. 5. RESULTS
      6. 6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 11: Developing a Reflective Competence for a Master's Level Programme on E-Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. REFLEXIVITY AND REFLECTION: SOME IMPLICATIONS
      3. 2. THE LEONARDO DA VINCI “REFLECT” PROJECT
      4. 3. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE AOSTA LABORATORY OF EXPERIMENTAL REFLECTIVE PRACTICES
      5. 4. METHODOLOGY AND RESEARCH STAGES
      6. 5. THE ROLE OF EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL EVALUATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF THE INDICATORS OF REFLEXIVITY
      7. 6. THE ROLE OF ICT IN THE LABORATORY
      8. 7. THE ONLINE ENVIRONMENT: HOW SKILLS SUCH AS THE REFLECTIVE ACT AFFECT THE USE OF ICT AND VICE VERSA
      9. 8. RESULTS AND RESEARCH PRODUCTS
  9. Section 4: Digital Technologies and Competences for Education and Communication
    1. Chapter 12: Educators' Expectations on Technology Enhanced Education (TEE)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A PANORAMIC VIEW ON PERCEPTION AND EXPECTATIONS OF ITALIAN EDUCATORS WITH REGARD TO TEE
      4. EXPECTATIONS ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR TEE
      5. TEE: EXPECTATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENTS
      6. QUALITY OF EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
      7. SUMMARIZING 1
      8. BRIDGING THE GAP: THE MASTER IN E-LEARNING
      9. THE INITIAL SITUATION
      10. AN OVERVIEW OF THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
      11. THE FINAL OUTCOMES
      12. SUMMARIZING 2
      13. DISCUSSION AND PERSPECTIVES
    2. Chapter 13: Benefits and Risks of Social Networking Sites
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESULTS
      4. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 14: Using Precision Teaching Method to Improve Foreign Language and Cognitive Skills in University Students
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. METHOD
      3. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 5: Digital Technologies and Literacy
    1. Chapter 15: Use of the Internet by Medical Practitioners in Private Hospitals in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 16: Literacy and Space Technology In Nigeria
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERACY AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT IN THE WORLD
      4. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK: TRANSFORMATIONAL THEORY
      5. TECHNOLOGY: LITERACY AND SPACE TECHNOLOGY IN ANALYSIS
      6. THE SPACE TECHNOLOGICAL MOVEMENT IN NIGERIA
      7. LITERACY AND SPACE DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 17: Hybrid Wireless Networks for E-Learning and Digital Literacy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. TELE-EDUCATION NETWORK SERVICES
      4. 3. TESTING ARCHITECTURES
      5. 4. RESULTS ANALYSIS
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors