Technology Competence Levels


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These are competency levels I have worked out for teachers. the presentation is designed to be a discussion point not a definitive decision on skills mastery.

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  • Well, you see, Ali, I finally understood what you were trying to communicate!
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  • Thanks Sally, this is what I meant by my previous comment 'May I suggest to you to use something like a ladder to visualize the levels...'. Truly, I meant a virtual ladder but the word virtual escaped my mind.
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  • Just had a thought. We need a set of skills for each level then it needs to be played out like a game so that when you can demonstrate competency at that level you go up to the next one! Bit like the Microsoft .toolbox:

    You can then get digital badges for each level of achievement! A virtual ladder!
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  • Once again another great presentation. Like others I remember the chalk boards. Times have really progressed forward.
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  • Now, there's an idea I didn't think of , Ali! A ladder. I wrote lists because that is what we tend to work with when we are dealing with competencies, but I need to put my mind to how I can display it in ladder form. It would be good for those who see things visually rather than in text form. Thank you for the kind words and the help.
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Technology Competence Levels

  1. 1. Technology Competence Levels<br />
  2. 2. Explanation<br />These are not definitive levels. We have to start somewhere so I have created these as a basis for discussion. When you are trying to advance in skills it is always helpful to have an idea how the skills can be broken down and then there is a clearer perspective on what you have to do to move forwards. Feel free to add, subtract and rearrange as you see fit.<br />
  3. 3. Level 1<br />Not able to comfortably use a computer<br />Unfamiliar with computers<br />Ill at ease with a computer<br />Fearful of a computer<br />No knowledge of software<br />Basic concept of the internet<br />Cannot easily talk in terms of computing<br />
  4. 4. These teachers can:<br />Use a computer room<br />Accept work which students have created on a computer<br />Can use a whiteboard<br />Teach well without reliance on technology<br />Know how to get help from others<br />
  5. 5. Level 2<br />Beginner<br />Can turn a computer on and off and use for simple tasks<br />Can look things up on the Net<br />Can send emails<br />Reasonable mouse or trackpadskills<br />Familiar with some software<br />
  6. 6. These teachers can:<br />Use a computer room and whiteboard reasonably comfortably<br />Make good use of email<br />Easily pick up plagiarism of Net content<br />Can create exercises, assignments and tests on a computer<br />Can use an LMS with support<br />
  7. 7. Level 3<br />Can comfortably use a browser and tabs<br />Can create documents and simple spreadsheets<br />Can email with attachments and images<br />Can navigate the internet easily to find what they want<br />Can convert traditional approaches to straightforward electronic ones.<br />
  8. 8. These teachers can:<br />use slide presentations and videos<br />know when students are not using computers properly<br />can create documents and spread sheets and use databases<br />pick up use of software used on a daily basis<br />use digital cameras and imaging tools<br />
  9. 9. Level 4<br />Is aware of social media and how to use it positively<br />Can create slide presentations and simple videos<br />Knowledgeable about different software and its purposes<br />Has a varied and comfortable approach to technology<br />Uses a computer regularly for a variety of tasks<br />
  10. 10. These teachers can:<br />comfortably use Twitter , Facebook and other social media<br />use podcasts and audio streaming<br />create newsletters and flyers<br />author courses<br />keep their computer running well<br />use graphic tools <br />use calendars and study tools well<br />
  11. 11. Level 5<br />Can show others how to do things on a computer<br />Can understand the implications of software and social media<br />Can think of tools which will promote better use of technology<br />Can share ideas on the internet<br />Can manage technology in a public situation<br />
  12. 12. These teachers can:<br />use tools well in a variety of ways<br />create different sorts of technology assignments<br />share information readily on the internet<br />share files on a network<br />make good use of utilities<br />back up files<br />
  13. 13. Level 6<br />Very flexible in the use of a computer<br />No fear of unfamiliar ground in technology<br />Can troubleshoot confidently<br />Can understand how to use multiple tools for specific purposes<br />Trend setter in technology<br />
  14. 14. These teachers can:<br />take risks in trying new things<br />pioneer new software and approaches<br />manage technology difficulties well<br />use multiple forms of technology in class<br />create blogs, wikis, YouTube channels, web sites<br />adapt to new software and gadgets<br />
  15. 15. Entry level skills for teachers<br />Email<br />Word processing<br />Using databases<br />Using LMS (learner management system)<br />Slide presentations<br />Simple video making<br />Internet research<br />File navigation and manipulation<br />Image manipulation skills<br />
  16. 16. What else?<br />Connecting laptop to whiteboard<br />Organising courses and work electronically<br />Basic skills for maintaining a computer – installing updates, filing information, rebooting, managing browsers, checking hard drive capacity, safe surfing, keeping computer clean<br />