Universitatea „Lucian Blaga” din Sibiu, Centrul de Cercetări Filologice şi Interculturale “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, The Centre for Philological and Intercultural Research
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2 / 2014
Istorie si studii culturale
Re-inventing culture in the information society. A sustainable approach
The aim of the present paper is to perform a critical survey of the ongoing transformation, evolution and challenges of culture as it is modeled by the global information society. There is a paradigm shift, from the traditional concept of culture to the adaptation of culture production and consumption in keeping with technological progress – from the printed age to the digital age, from Guttenberg to Google. Thus, the paper also examines the new set of concepts and catchphrases that has emerged as a response to the pressing need of creating a new vocabulary appropriate for the novel and rapid changes.
Keywords: culture, opportunities and challenges, information vs. knowledge, information society, learning economy, digital age
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9. http://www.ets.org/Media/Research/pdf/ICTREPORT.pdf slide the five components of ICT Literacy:
• Access – knowing about and knowing how to collect and/or retrieve information.
• Manage – applying an existing organizational or classification scheme.
• Integrate – interpreting and representing information. It involves summarizing, comparing and contrasting.
• Evaluate – making judgments about the quality, relevance, usefulness, or efficiency of information.
• Create – generating information by adapting, applying, designing, inventing, or authoring