Unit 4

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Marketing and Consumer Studies
Course Code
MCS 2020
M.J.D’ Elia

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UNIT 04 INFORMATION FLUENCIES Technological competency SOMETIMES FCALLED TECHNOLIGY LITERACY Its tempting to define technological competency sometimes called technology literacy as simply being skilled with technology but thats only half of the story In addition to demonstrating skillbased abilities technologically competent individuals must have a broader understanding of the technology itself Like information literacy technological competency combines both practice and theoryIf we take ACRLs information literacy standards and replace the word information with technology we end up with a pretty good list of standards The technological competent individualDetermines the nature and extent of the technology neededAccesses and uses the needed technology effectively and efficiencyEvaluates the technology and its capabilities critically and incorporates selected technology into his or her personal information managementUses technology effectively to accomplish a specific purposeUnderstands many of the ethical legal and socioeconomic issues surrounding technologyInformation literacyThe information literate individualDetermines the nature and extent of the information neededAccesses the needed information effectively and efficiencyEvaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and values system
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