Digital Literacy

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Overview

"Readers leery of ramping onto the information highway and surfers suffering Internet overload will value the solid advice supplied by Gilster." —Booklist.

"Paul Gilster's intelligent, sobering look at the Internet is a breath of fresh air." —Amazon.com

"This book sheds light on the skills that Web surfers need to separate the digital garbage from the golden nuggets of good data. It's a good place to start for adult newcomers to the information highway." —Courant

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Overview

"Readers leery of ramping onto the information highway and surfers suffering Internet overload will value the solid advice supplied by Gilster." —Booklist.

"Paul Gilster's intelligent, sobering look at the Internet is a breath of fresh air." —Amazon.com

"This book sheds light on the skills that Web surfers need to separate the digital garbage from the golden nuggets of good data. It's a good place to start for adult newcomers to the information highway." —Courant

Now in paper! Digital Literacy provides Internet novices with the basic thinking skills and core competencies they'll need to thrive in an interactive environment so fundamentally different from passive media.

PAUL GILSTER (Raleigh, North Carolina) is the author of The Web Navigator and Finding It on the Internet which have sold over 200,000 copies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471249528
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/3/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 0.66 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

PAUL GILSTER is a professional writer who discovered the power and potential of the Internet early on. He has shared his considerable insight and ability to transform technobabble into a language we all can understand and speak—with users around the world.

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Table of Contents

Literacy for the Internet Age.

The Nature of Digital Literacy.

An Internet Day.

Content Evaluation.

From Hypertext to Context.

Searching the Virtual Library.

Knowledge Assembly.

A Future for the Digitally Literate.

Notes.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2015

    Paul Gilster's Digital Literacy teaches the reader how to separa

    Paul Gilster's Digital Literacy teaches the reader how to separate all that we know about surfing the web from what we can learn from creating a site or page for others to surf through. his "internet survival skills" teach users that are new to the internet how exactly they can use it intelligently, and how to make it personal and "professionally meaningful". 
    The internet has taken over the lives of most Americans, especially the younger generations. Digital Literacy isn't as book that teaches you how to get around the internet -- at this point, that's common knowledge. Digital Literacy teaches you how to use the internet in a way that will get you the best experience. He goes through media, content, and form, and how form is separate from content, and more. 
    It's a book that teaches you to evaluate the internet, to ask questions most people wouldn't ask if they were just leisurely spending time on the web. In fact, maybe even I wouldn't these questions during my sessions surfing the internet, but now I know that it's possible to do more with the web than I thought possible. 

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