diAnna Glanville Newbrough
Professor David Davis
Sept 10, 2012
The Importance of Becoming Computer Literate
In today’s highly technological world, the importance of grasping the basic information technology necessary to operate a computer, telephone, car, GPS, system network, or any number of other commonplace items around us each day, has become as essential as knowing how to pick up a book or pencil and paper. More and more everyday items and functions are controlled by some type of computer. Hence, to survive in a competitive world, we must all go beyond basics of how to operate a system, to master the concepts, functioning and operations that drive these devises. To become “computer literate” means that you shall have mastered many of the processes of both the software and hardware involved in being able to represent oneself via the electronic community, or public domain. Just as we were taught as young children to master the fine motor skills required to express our inner thoughts through the use of writing or drawing, today’s child is tasked with the responsibility of learning about his or her world by incorporating computers into early learning.
Just because we may not have come through school during the age of computer growth and development, does not exempt us from the responsibility of jumping on the learning curve not only in order to become literate, rather also to enhance our work or our personal life. Any more, it is not enough to be exceptionally accomplished in education and learning along with a career.
Today’s employee must demonstrate that they shall need to constantly up-date their certifications in computer literacy to improve his or her job competitiveness. This course of constant computer study shall move one rapidly along the digital divide to further their career path, along with bringing in more financial reward during a practical life when compared with those people who only have a specific degree.