Technological Literacy: How to teach, plan and educate with technology in mind
Shawn Robertson, Renee White-Clark, St. Joseph's College, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Technological literacy facilitates the implementation of teaching strategies and learning experiences to enhance literacy learning in a multimedia context across the curriculum. Research has documented the curricular benefits of such technological integration. Teachers are expected to utilize their repertoire of pedagogical skills and strategies to successfully exploit the changing information and communication technologies to make education more responsive to today’s learners. Unfortunately, many teachers feel ill-prepared to infuse new literacies into their classrooms. The theoretical frameworks, TPACK and ICT, are both recommended to serve as the foundational pillars of teacher preparation programs and professional development opportunities necessary to increase teacher efficacy for technological infusion. The pragmatic Technological Literacy Process expands the theory to the practical by providing a realistic process to take teachers through in order to help become literate learners and educators within the digital world they and their students live in.
Robertson, S. & White-Clark, R. (2010). Technological Literacy: How to teach, plan and educate with technology in mind. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4091-4096). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).