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What Year IS This?

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Remember the early 90's and how we were discussing "the new literacy" and how we were going to change education by making technology an integral part of instruction? Don't you think it's interesting that after 25 years, we're still faced with students who need digital literacy skills and instructors who still aren't using technology in their teaching?

At a campus technology seminar last week, one faculty member posed the question, "What can be done to address the problem that we still have students who are coming to our institution without basic technology skills?"

Do we need to look at high school curricula and graduation requirements? Do we need to have a required entrance-level literacy skills course? or entrance exam?