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Pages: 4778-4785
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.2051

Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain

LEARNING DIGITAL AND TECHNOLOGY LITERACY IN THE ERA OF EXPONENTIAL RATE OF CHANGES

C. Achutti

USP/Mastertech (BRAZIL)
The knowledge society, comprehended as the result of the development of digital technologies, creates possibilities for new understandings of the world, whose representations take a myriad of multiple forms. In addition to the multiplicity of forms, current society is changing at exponential rates due to these technological advances that remark this century.

Access to information transforms our status quo. But this process was enhanced by the digital revolution until the point of world division between digital immigrants and digital natives. In a time of transition experienced these days, both groups have the challenge to understand and reframe their roles and identities. Both are challenged to build knowledge for the continuous development of the humanity, while learning to appropriate the cyberspace and take advantage of its potentialities.

The Digital Age gave birth to multiple forms of literacy: digital literacy, technology literacy and media literacy, among others. They interconnect, overlap and converge into and within each other, increasing their unique power in a dynamic process. This process represents a fundamental paradigm shift to educators - most of them, digital immigrants.

How do they overcome their technical limitations and prejudices concerning these new tools? How do they become comfortable moving through multiple media interfaces? How do they acquire digital literacy and computational thinking in order to explore new learning experiences for the benefit of their students? In which tools and frameworks are they using to teach?

Considering this context, the objective of this research is to create a new framework for the development of new 21st century competences, focusing on computational thinking and programming. In order to validate the proposed framework a lean curriculum has been developed on the basis of it. Thus, educators with knowledge or not can quickly take advantage of this scientific production for the scalable development of digital and technological literacy.
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C. Achutti (2017) LEARNING DIGITAL AND TECHNOLOGY LITERACY IN THE ERA OF EXPONENTIAL RATE OF CHANGES, EDULEARN17 Proceedings, pp. 4778-4785.
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