Fostering Computer Literacy in Educators of Digital Natives
Recorded: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 5:20 pm HST
Duration: 20 mins
Due to the ever-increasing interactions between humans and technology, educational settings are changing at all levels, from early childhood to higher education. Currently, K-12 schools are filled with digital natives, and society is demanding that schools increase one’s access to knowledge and classes through the Internet and Web-based tools. Consequently, educators are pressured more than ever to stay up-to-date with the ever changing and advancing Web 2.0 tools to meet the needs of these digital natives. Therefore, teachers and students must establish a strong foundation of learning that fosters computer literacy, which will allow both parties to interact effectively within online, educational forums.
The purpose of this online course is to address the basic needs of digital natives by developing teachers’ understanding of basic computer skills associated with Web-based tools, so that a strong foundation of computer literacy is established. The end result will benefit both teachers and students by way of providing resources and tools that will be accessible through an online course. Teachers will create their own repository of lessons associated with the Web 2.0 tools they will be required to review through the course.