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1 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.

2 Digital literacy in the Internet era Which era does each image depict?

3 Three previous eras Which era does each image depict? Batch processing Time sharing Personal computer Internet

4 The first ever digital literacy course Thomas Kurtz John Kemeny

5 The first student computer lab

6 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?

7 Applications Implications Technology Internet concepts Give two examples of applications before continuing.

8 Watch the video (6 minutes) What are the implications of this application for individuals, organizations and society? A sample Internet application -- education

9 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?

10 Skill areas Application development User skills Content creation

11 Internet concepts – Applications – Implications – Technology Internet skills – Application development – Content creation – User skills Summary

12 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 ___.

13 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:


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