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Updating the US K-12 Information Technology Curriculum

Updating the US K-12 Information Technology Curriculum
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Author(s): Cristofer G. Slotoroff (Vernon Township School District, USA)
Copyright: 2023
Pages: 16
Source title: Digitalization, New Media, and Education for Sustainable Development
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Lars Keller (University of Innsbruck, Austria), Gerd Michelsen (Leuphana University, Germany), Martin Dür (University of Innsbruck, Austria), Syamsul Bachri (Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia)and Michaela Zint (University of Michigan, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-5033-5.ch011


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This chapter reviews recent research related to students' educational device use, online content consumption, and students' understanding of content providers' algorithmic targeting practices to make the case for a new information literacy content area that encompasses a comprehensive and responsive education initiative focused on maintaining students' autonomy and wellbeing. By examining the great extent to which online content providers' large-scale switch to algorithmic, responsive, individualized content provision proliferates, this chapter makes the case that students' (and teachers') lack of engagement in this regard makes for a crisis of sustainability. The chapter situates the need for systemic adaptation to this new reality as overdue and urgent.

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