Computer Literacy 3.0

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Computer Literacy 3.0

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Computer literacy is a topic that seems to be growing in controversy as quickly as it it is growing in importance. Recently Larry Press, California State University, Dominguez Hills, sent me an announcement of the Computer Literacy 3.0 blog he has created and is adding information to about this very subject. His blog is about what he sees as the third generation of completer literacy and what computer literacy courses should be about. From his About this Blog section:

This blog is concerned with questions like

  • What skills should be included in computer literacy 3.0?
  • What concepts should be included in computer literacy 3.0?
  • Who is developing courses that teach these skills and concepts?
  • Should we teach computer literacy as a stand alone course or disperse it throughout the curriculum?
  • Does computer literacy require two full courses?
  • Should all students take the same computer literacy course or should there be different versions?
  • Is the term computer literacy too narrow?

Already there is a lot of interesting material to read there and I highly recommend it. If you are serious about changing or developing new computer literacy courses you will find of particular interest his list of web presences for existing computer literacy courses that are out there or being developed. Check that out!

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