ERIC Number: ED463728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-28
Are Your Students Ready for College? Technology Literacy at Georgetown College.
Rafaill, William S.; Peach, Andrea C.
In 1999, Georgetown College (Kentucky) established the Information Technology Literacy Program that requires new students to demonstrate basic proficiencies in the use of information-technology resources in several proficiency areas (i.e., Internet, library Web-based databases and online catalogs, e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations) as a requirement for graduation. Students are given a task-based technology assessment test within the first 3 weeks of their first semester. The test results are then used as an advising tool to determine if the student needs additional technology skills. A summary of the first 2 years of this testing data as well as specific trends are discussed. A list of schools surveyed for comparative purposes and the assessment test tasks are appended. (Contains 13 references.) (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Higher Education, Information Literacy, Information Technology, School Surveys, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data), Technological Literacy
For full text: http://www.mtsu.edu/~itconf/proceed01/27.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of the Annual Mid-South Instructional Technology Conference (6th, Murfreesboro, TN, April 8-10, 2001); see IR 021 138.