ERIC Number: EJ1096271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Reference Count: 23
Global Collaboration Enhances Technology Literacy
Cook, Linda A.; Bell, Meredith L.; Nugent, Jill; Smith, Walter S.
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v75 n5 p20-25 Feb 2016
Today's learners routinely use technology outside of school to communicate, collaborate, and gather information about the world around them. Classroom learning experiences are relevant when they include communication technologies such as social networking, blogging, and video conferencing, and information technologies such as databases, browsers, and other tools used outside of school. Increasing the use of technology, however, does not ensure technological literacy. Schools today need to actively develop learners' technological literacy, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving to produce graduates who are adaptable to an ever-changing global marketplace. As teachers and students work with others around the world, they develop a global perspective and learn to appreciate a culturally diverse environment. In this article, the authors present how global awareness plays a role within technological literacy.
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Learning Experience, Global Approach, Critical Thinking, Skill Development, Cultural Awareness, Role, Social Networks, Standards, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Intercultural Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Information Technology, Program Descriptions, Benchmarking, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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