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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"All I wanted at the time was that my children become computer-literate. But I am proud to say that both Marco and Maricar went on to do their graduation in fields I could never have imagined.
"If we can get people computer-literate, using laptops and blackberries, they will also be using our gear and making us money.
"Computer-literate teens need to understand that bombarding others with email or malware can lead to them ending up in court.
International students are increasingly computer-literate and discerning, and they are valued for what they can contribute to the economies and academic progress in their host countries.
People of all ages are now computer-literate and realising just how easy it is to log-on to the internet and communicate with ease and efficiency.
Those with less computer-literate friends and relatives have to hope that their local post office knows how to go through the notification process.
Despite the reported computer-literate ``silver surfers'', the National Audit Office said the overwhelming majority of over-65s had never accessed the internet.
Now police are investigating the latest nightmare for parents with computer-literate kids.
Working on a Locals Online Web site is within the ability of any computer-literate staff person who can do word processing.
Being computer-literate can also help bridge the generation gap between residents and their families.
"By taking advantage of new technology as we enter the twenty-first century, we can reach far more teachers and children, save paper and offer a more exciting range of Wildlife Week activities for today's computer-literate kids," says Margaret Tunstall, NWF's director of classroom programs.
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