Technological Literacy


INTRODUCTION: INNOVATION AND DISSEMINATION
Social commentators tell us we are in the midst of a technological and information revolution which will change forever many of the traditional ways we communicate and conduct our everyday affairs. But what is the information revolution? How do the new technologies impact on our lives now and what might these changes mean for the future? What might all this mean for education, for teachers and students, for teaching and learning?
What I aim to accomplish in this booklet is to give adult literacy practioners a guided tour of some key issues currently being raised about new information technologies and . What is intereresting in the current debate ...

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here, deal with abstract notions about the virtual and `real', about time and space, about `body-less' interactions and communities of learners, and so forth. I hope, however, that I have brought together the diversity of research, current debates and issues in a concrete way that helps adult literacy professionals to get a baseline familiarity with a range of complex issues. As well, where appropriate, I have provided some practical technology literacy strategies that can be modified to suit specific classroom contexts and the diverse learning styles and needs of students.
Of all the innovations in communications technologies over the past two decades, the video cassette recorder (VCR), computer, and now the global network of the internet have had the most profound effect on home entertainment, education, and workplace practice. The video cassette recorder (VCR) permanently changed the way viewers access broadcast television. No longer tied to network schedules, viewers now take ...

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Cable TV expanded exponentially in the US throughout the 1980 and debate about `pay-TV' hit Australian shores in the early 1990s. The accelerated speed of technological developments, and the proliferation of increasingly cheaper electronic commodities and services in the private consumer marketplace, has seemingly made the public reel from one set of responses to the next--from fears of children's "joystick arthritis" from too much videogaming, to concerns over Big Brother surveillance through the electronic trail gathered by ATMs and other electronically monitored financial transactions. In many ways, these concerns parallel public fears over the advent of TV in the 1940s, silent ...

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