computer literacy

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computer literacy

1. The ability to acquire and apply a basic understanding of computer hardware and software to solve problems or access information.
2. Educational programs designed to help students gain mastery in computer applications.
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Although other educational goals, including traditional literacy, computer literacy, library skills, and critical thinking skills, were related to information literacy and important foundations for its development, information literacy itself was emerging as a distinct skill set and a necessary key to one's social and economic well-being in an increasingly complex information society (Kuhlthau, 1999).
Media literacy is a multiple literacy that includes informational literacy, computer literacy, film and video literacy, and cultural literacy (Scheibe, 2004; Valmont, 2003).
This aim has been achieved by providing education services such as literacy, computer skills or English training, and by providing women with employment opportunities through its various projects.
Among Vorgetts's projects are a school in Kandahar and one in Peshawar for refugees; literacy, computer, sewing and embroidery classes; dairy and poultry projects for rural widows; and material aid for returning refugees.
The school also offers English as a second language, literacy, computer and citizenship classes for parents in the evenings, Garibay said.
The information literacy competencies need to be integrated into library literacy, media literacy, computer literacy, Internet literacy, and research literacy as well as critical-thinking skills.
They improved competencies related to literacy, computer operations and adaptations, computer applications for children, and family involvement.
Information competence is the fusing or the integration of library literacy, computer literacy, media literacy, technological literacy, ethics, critical thinking, and communication skills.
This enables the students to complete lab activities geared towards helping them gain competency in information literacy, computer literacy and the transition material.
A 1999 report from the National Research Council promotes the concept of "fluency" with information technology and delineates several distinctions useful in understanding relationships among information literacy, computer literacy and broader technological competence.
We confuse keyboard skills with computer literacy, computer literacy with expertise, and then wonder why the systems we build on bad advice don't work out.
In any pilot program for adult literacy, computer technology must be integrated with educational and training programs already in use.