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What is Computer literacy? How do we measure computer literacy?

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by TheChas In reply to Computer litercy

You measure 'basic' literacy by a persons ability to read.

Computer literacy is a persons ability to sit down at a PC and use the application programs.

To test computer literacy, you would use a standard test of computer skills.

I would look at your standard 'help desk' calls for software issues as a indication of what skills a user needs to be computer literate in your environment.

Chas

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by jadunmohammad In reply to Computer litercy

Thanks,but may be one part of what I am looking for.

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Computer litercy

This is a general term used inthe business workplace to refer to basic computer skills - ie the ability to turn on, log in and do every day tasks like using a word processor, sending e-mail, looking up information in a web browser etc.

To measureit, I would work with the departmental managers to come up with a list of "proficiencies" required for the job and create a small entry test for your employees. This may well assist you in developing an expanded training program also.

Good luck....hope this helps!

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by jadunmohammad In reply to Computer litercy

partially Ok.

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by cannonwill In reply to Computer litercy

The Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC?) program is the world's first validated, standards-based training and certification program for basic computing and Internet knowledge and skills. Successful completion of IC? ensures you have the knowledge and skills required for basic use of computer hardware, software, networks, and the Internet.

Go to http://www.certiport.com/yourPersonalPath/ic3Certification/ for detailed information. I have taken these exams and they are an EXCELLENT measure of basic computer knowledge.

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by jadunmohammad In reply to Computer litercy

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by ccnn In reply to Computer litercy

Computer literacy may be defined in two ways:
1) The ability to communicate with others about computers and their uses. This may be measured by the ability to associate key terms with components, concepts, and activities related to a computer system, including its hardware and software.
2) The ability to communicate with the computer system itself. This may be measured by a practical skills test, that is, a person's ability to complete one or more specified tasks as a user of the computer system.

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by jadunmohammad In reply to Computer litercy

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by dmiles In reply to Computer litercy

http://www.jegsworks.com/Lessons/lessonintro.htm
http://tdi.uregina.ca/~complit/
http://communication.ucsd.edu/bjones/comp_lit_paper.html
See the following

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