July 5, 2005
Technology Literacy--Another Definition
Here's a definition of technology literacy, written by Billie Wahlstrom:
"Technological literacy is not a 'skill' in the narrow sense, but a series of 'literacies' that are at the heart of the academic enterprise. Faculty and staff have to know what tools the University has, how to find help and resources, what best practices are, and how using technologies will improve their teaching and their work. In the academic setting technological literacy isn't about button pushing but must include education in intellectual property, academic integrity, security and risk management, copyright and fair use, privacy and piracy, accessibility, identity management, and ethical and legal considerations."
Although this definition does not explicity mention students, it certainly can apply to them.