Testing the idea of emergent it literacy in is education

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Abstract

This paper proposes and tests a novel conception of information technology (IT) literacy based on anthropological literacy studies. This concept of "Emergent IT literacy" describes literacy with IT, not as skills to be gained, but as a social practice of controlling the environment with the help of technology. Emergent IT literacy provides a cogent foundation for understanding how students learn and accomplish their tasks using technology. An experiment performed by an introductory information systems (IS) class lends support to this concept by showing that the levels of informal social practices with IT impacts performance with technology more than inherent student capabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event22nd Annual Conference of the International Academy for Information Management, IAIM 2007 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Dec 7 2007Dec 9 2007

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Other22nd Annual Conference of the International Academy for Information Management, IAIM 2007
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period12/7/0712/9/07

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Keywords

  • Bloom's taxonomy
  • Computer literacy
  • Emergent literacy
  • IS education
  • IT literacy

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Hassan, N. (2007). Testing the idea of emergent it literacy in is education. Paper presented at 22nd Annual Conference of the International Academy for Information Management, IAIM 2007, Montreal, QC, Canada.