Core Technology Competencies and Skills

Knuth, Amenta-Shin, and Ciesemier (1999, p. 12) list the following core technology competencies and skills:

Competency Skills and Knowledge
Computer Hardware Using icon-based operating systems.
Connecting, configuring, and using peripherals.
Troubleshooting basic hardware problems.
Recommending hardware upgrades.
Transferring skills and knowledge to new hardware applications.
Understanding and using computer terminology appropriately.
Noncomputer Hardware Using noncomputer technologies to support learning (e.g., graphing calculators, MIDI keyboards, and probes).
Using scanners and digital cameras.
Using projection devices.
Using CD-ROMs.
Software Applications Using word processors.
Using e-mail.
Using browsers.
Using spreadsheets.
Using graphics applications.
Using databases.
Using calendars.
Using gradebooks.
Transferring skills and knowledge to new multimedia applications.
Moving between several applications at the same time.
Information Tools Locating online resources.
Organizing electronic resources.
Evaluating electronic resources.
Communicating electronically.
Network Tools Using LANs and WANs effectively.
Multimedia and Presentation Tools Using multimedia applications.
Designing and developing multimedia products.
Transferring skills and knowledge to new multimedia applications.
Using multiple data formats.
Importing data from peripherals.


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