981 Spring 2019 Digital Literacy: Skills to Survive in the Digital Age
Wednesday, 2:15–3:40, Apr. 17
Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center, Lake Anne
Instructor: Douglas Povich
Digital literacy is the set of skills needed to survive in the Digital Age. Becoming digitally literate requires an understanding of the vast and ever-changing array of information sources, how to manage or cope with the technology delivering the information, and how to make sense of the huge amount of information that we are subjected to each day. Television, radio, magazines, social media and, of course, the Internet are increasingly important sources of information necessary to our daily lives. This course will cover how to evaluate the information sources and delivery technologies available, with a goal toward helping you to effectively use technology to find, identify, critically analyze, and process information in the Digital Age.
Douglas Povich is a management analyst in the Communications Policy and Regulation Division of Fairfax County’s Department of Cable and Consumer Services, where he works on cable TV, media, and technology issues. Doug practiced telecommunications and technology law for over thirty years, focusing on regulatory and transactional matters in the wireline, wireless, and public safety communications sectors. He holds a BA in English and philosophy from Union College and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.