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Digital Literacy

Gilster, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0471165204 / ISBN 13: 9780471165200
Published by Wiley Publishing, Inc, New York, 1997
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FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, full number line; As New/As New; hard covers are tan with a black spine, gold lettering on the spine; dj, designed by Howard Grossman, is black with gold and white lettering; 8vo -- 222 millimeters tall, xii + 276 numbered pages. Bookseller Inventory # 002139

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Title: Digital Literacy

Publisher: Wiley Publishing, Inc, New York

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

"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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Until the Net became popular, we were used to pre-packaged, filtered news and information fed to us by giant media outlets. Now there is an abundance of raw material available via the Net. Along with easy access to lots of good stuff, there are sites developed by hate-mongers, conspiracy buffs, and others presenting urban myths or worse as fact. It's imperative, then, that we move from the passive consumer of broadcast media to critical consumers able to quickly assemble reliable knowledge. Digital Literacy capably instructs users in developing a set of critical thinking skills and core competencies that are different from those we've used in the past. Paul Gilster covers topics such as questions to ask when viewing material on a Web site, how to separate form from content, and how links can manipulate the context of hypertext.

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