eBook Fostering 21st Century Digital Literacy and Technical Competency, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1466629444
  • ISBN-13: 9781466629448
  • DDC: 004
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 312 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released November 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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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

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Digital Literacy and Culture.
2: Beyond Babel: Multiliteracies in Digital Culture.
3: Formalized Informal Learning: ICT and Learning for the 21st Century.
4: Reconciling Culture and Digital Literacy in the United Arab Emirates.
5: Digital Literacy Evaluation and Development in Students, Teachers, and Adults.
6: Transformation of Individual Learning through Informatics and Information Technology Activities in Primary School.
7: Digital Literacy and Competence in Students Attending a Faculty of Humanities.
8: Development of ICT Competency in Pre-Service Teacher Education.
9: Technological Literacy in the Profile of Skills of University Professor in the New European Higher Education System.
10: Developing and Managing Digital/Technology Literacy and Effective Learning Skills in Adult Learners.
11: Digital Technologies, Blended Learning, and Reflecting Competences.
12: Good Teaching Practice and Quality Indicators for Virtual and Blended Learning: Project M.A.T.R.I.X.
13: Blended Collaborative Learning through a Wiki-Based Project: A Case Study on Students’ Perceptions.
14: Developing a Reflective Competence for a Master’s Level Programme on E-Learning: The Leonardo Project REFLECT.
15: Digital Technologies and Competences for Education and Communication.
16: Educators’ Expectations on Technology Enhanced Education (TEE): Should and could They be Modified?.
17: Benefits and Risks of Social Networking Sites: Should They Also be Used to Harness Communication in a College or University Setting?.
18: Using Precision Teaching Method to Improve Foreign Language and Cognitive Skills in University Students.
19: Digital Technologies and Literacy.
20: Use of the Internet by Medical Practitioners in Private Hospitals in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria.
21: Literacy and Space Technology in Nigeria.
22: Hybrid Wireless Networks for E-Learning and Digital Literacy: Testing and Evaluation.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.