Consuming and Creating in the Digital Age: How Fluent Are You?
ITS Services and Solutions would like to acknowledge Anne Behler and Ryan Wetzel for providing and advising on the content of this tutorial.
Using technology to get the job done, solve problems and create new sources of information is a crucial skill everyone needs in order to be successful in school, on the job, and in life. This tutorial provides an overview of the various skills many term information and/or digital literacy, will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses in this area, and provides additional resources for you to increase your fluency in this area.
Goals and Objectives
This tutorial addresses technological fluency, and provides opportunities for information gathering, synthesis, and analysis in using technology to solve problems and create new sources of information. By the time you finish this tutorial, you will be able to:
Define technological fluency in the context of information and digital literacy.
List why technological fluency is important to you.
List your technological fluency strengths and weaknesses.
Create a personal action plan for reducing your weaknesses in technological fluency.
- Examine additional resources about technological fluency.
The information in this tutorial has been divided into several sections. The recommended sequence is as follows:
- Read the information about technological fluency, information literacy, and digital literacy.
- Read the information about the importance of technological fluency in today's world.
- Take a survey to identify your technological fluency strengths and weaknesses.
- Examine several case studies on an individual's need for technological fluency and how that individual approached the problem.
- Develop a personal action plan for reducing your weaknesses in technological fluency.
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