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ERIC Number: EJ905150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1071-6084
Technology Profile: An Assessment Strategy for Technological Literacy
Gagel, Charles W.
Journal of Technology Studies, v30 n4 p38-44 Fall 2004
Given the scope of technology and the inherent difficulties of measuring such broad phenomena, this article explores two strategies for assessing technological literacy. One approach is drawn from a multiple measurement strategy often used to assess achievement, the test battery approach; the other is based on well-known interest inventories and personality type indicators, the typology approach. Shared between these approaches is the notion of a profile. One's performance or rating could be reported through a profile, that is, "a formal summary or analysis of data, often in the form of a graph or table, representing distinctive features or characteristics" (The American Heritage Electronic Dictionary, 1992). In principle, a technology profile could provide a means by which one's technological prowess or disposition could be indexed or classified according to a determined scale or system. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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