The U.S. Department of Education (1996) defines technology literacy
as "computer skills and the ability to use computers and other
technology to improve learning, productivity, and performance." It
lists four goals related to technology literacy that ensure all students
and teachers have equitable access to and effective use of technology:
- "All teachers in the nation will have the training and support
they need to help students learn using computers and the information superhighway."
- "All teachers and students will have modern multimedia computers
in their classrooms."
- "Every classroom will be connected to the information superhighway."
- "Effective software and on-line learning resources will be an
integral part of every school's curriculum."
For further information, refer to the following sources:
Literacy in President Clinton's Call to Action for American Education
in the 21st Century (U.S. Department of Education, 1997)
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