September 1, 2005
Technology Literacy in Information Technology
From an IT perspective, technology literacy is a broad term. While often, technology literacy is linked to information literacy, rather than connecting to the definition of technology as applied science.
IT students are expected to enter the university with basic word processing and spreadsheet skills. Other technology skills, to include understanding of math software, CAD (Computer Assisted Drawing) programs, and programming, are skills that are developed in the context of a student's coursework.
In terms of many information literacy concerns, students learn about information literacy through the focus on ethics in IT coursework. Information for new students (from the IT Survival Guide) focuses on fair use of software.
Posted by chri1010 at September 1, 2005 3:13 PM | University of Minnesota