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ERIC Number: ED535716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 102
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-3091-0246-4ISBN-978-0-3091-0246-9
ISSN: N/A
ICT Fluency and High Schools: A Workshop Summary
National Academies Press
Information and communications technology (ICT) pervades virtually all domains of modern life--educational, professional, social, and personal. Yet although there have been numerous calls for linkages that enable ICT competencies acquired in one domain to benefit another, this goal has largely remained unrealized. In particular, while technology skills and applications at work could be greatly enhanced by earlier complementary learning at school--particularly in K-12 education, a formative and influential stage in a person's life--little progress has been made on such linkages. To address the specifics of ICT learning during the high school years would require an explicit effort to build on that report, which was the focus of the workshop that is the subject of this present report. The workshop had three primary objectives: (1) to examine the need for updates to the ICT-fluency framework presented in the 1999 study; (2) to identify and analyze the most promising current efforts to provide in high schools many of the ICT competencies required not only in the workplace but also in people's day-to-day functioning as citizens; and (3) to consider what information or research is needed to inform efforts to help high school students develop ICT fluency.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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