literacy, it is important to measure what percentage
of residents are fluent in information technology.
As stated above, fluency connotes a higher level of
competency than basic computer literacy, and refers
to a personís ability to apply his or her
knowledge to adapt to changes, synthesize new
information, and effectively apply information
technology to work and personal needs.
a) Fluency of Residents
Are residents able to apply
information technology in a new
situation or to
acquire a new technological skill?
indicator will be an index showing the
range of fluency of residents based on
survey questions asking the following:
many new programs have you learned to use,
if any, in the past year?
many new ways of using information
technology have you adopted, if any, in
the past year?
many times have you helped someone else to
get started using IT or to learn a new
application in the past year?
Fluency index: none,
1-2, 3-5, more than five
will measure the preparation in computer and
Internet skills we are providing to future
generations through looking at technology usage in
a) Information Technology in K-12
How well is K-12 education integrating technology
graph showing a percentage of teachers who
have integrated technology into their
classroom and the barriers for those who
have not based on a survey of local
graph showing the current extent of
information technology access in schools
containing the following pieces of data:
of K-12 classrooms that have Internet
of computers that are connected to the
of students per computer
of students per computer with Internet
of students that have achieved technology
The Information Technology Indicators Project is part of the City of Seattle Department of Information Technology Community Technology Program in cooperation with the volunteer Citizens Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board (CTTAB).
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