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Syllabus – what will we cover? IT skills: none IT concepts: computing eras, evolution of our course, the current contents of our course This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.
Digital literacy in the Internet era Which era does each image depict?
Three previous eras Which era does each image depict? Batch processing Time sharing Personal computer Internet
The first ever digital literacy course Thomas Kurtz John Kemeny
The first student computer lab
We will cover skills and concepts needed for success as a student and after graduation as a professional and a citizen. What will we cover?
Applications Implications Technology Internet concepts Give two examples of applications before continuing.
Watch the video (6 minutes) What are the implications of this application for individuals, organizations and society? A sample Internet application -- education
We will cover the skills and concepts needed for success as a student and after graduation as a professional and a citizen. Have we been talking about skills or concepts up to this point? What will we cover?
Skill areas Application development User skills Content creation
Internet concepts – Applications – Implications – Technology Internet skills – Application development – Content creation – User skills Summary
Self-study questions 1.Peter Norvig taught a course at Stanford, but he is a part time teacher. What is his full-time job? 2.How many students enrolled in Norvigs MOOC on artificial intelligence? How many students enrolled? 3.Why does Norvig think that a students peers make better tutors than professors? 4.Peter Norvig is co-author of a textbook, what is its title? 5.What might be the implications of MOOCs for the California State University system? 6.Our class will cover information technology ___ and ___. 7.We will cover three general types of skill ___, ___ and ___. 8.The two professors who offered the first digital literacy course in the early 1960s were ___ and ___.
Resources Peter Norvig, The 100,000-student classroom. This is a six-minute TED talk describing the MOOC Norvig and a colleague taught at Stanford along with some of the principles that guided the course design.The 100,000-student classroom Posts on our class blog regarding MOOCs: Transcript of talk by Peter Norvig: History of the Dartmouth time sharing system: Kemeney and Kurtz article on their course and time sharing system: A longer description of the content of our course: A short paper on the evolution and content of the digital literacy course: