Computer Literacy<br />Formulating Research Questions<br />
Journalistic Questions<br /><ul><li>Who is and isn’t familiar with computers and the internet?
What is computer literacy? What are the effects of weak computer skills? What kinds of programs exist to help students improve computer skills?
When did computers become essential for college students?
Where are students most likely to learn computer skills?
Why are some students computer skills so much better than others?
How can we help students who lag behind?</li></li></ul><li>Narrative Questions<br />Look for the story<br />Do I know a short story about someone which effectively, interestingly, or humorously describes the problem of computer literacy?<br />
Descriptive Questions<br />What does it feel/taste/smell/sound/look like?<br />How does it feel to be computer literate?<br />
Exemplification<br />What are some typical examples of it?<br />What are some examples of computer literacy<br />What are some examples of programs that would be difficult for a person who is computer illiterate to use?<br />
Process<br />How did it happen? What makes it work? How is it made?<br />What are the steps to becoming computer literate?<br />Are some steps more important than others?<br />
Comparative<br />How is it similar or different from other things?<br />What are some examples of programs that are used by those who are computer literate, compared to those who are semi-literate, compared to those who are basically illiterate?<br />What is computer illiteracy like? By analogy?<br />
Abstract<br />Think of metaphors and analogies<br />What is a good metaphor for a computer?<br />What kind of analogy can I create for computer illiteracy that really shows my creativity in thinking and with words but still concentrates on trying to most effectively communicate my idea<br />
Classification<br />What are its parts?<br />Can they be grouped or separated?<br />Do they fall into a logical order?<br />Can they be categorized?<br />Which three effects of computer literacy have the most profound effect?<br />Does one aspect of computer illiteracy directly lead to another?<br />What are the different aspects of computer literacy?<br />
Dialectical<br />Change—Negation—Opposing forces<br />How has computer illiteracy changed over time?<br />Have there been any quantitative/qualitative changes to the amount of computer literacy over a certain period of time?<br />What are the opposing forces?<br />The negation of what cause of computer illiteracy would have the most significant impact in starting a chain of events that would eventually lead to the eradication of computer literacy?<br />
Relationship<br />Associations<br />What is the association between class and computer illiteracy?<br />What is therelationship between geography and computer literacy?<br />
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