The basis for technological literacy: Experiments in exploration
Lyons, Norman R.
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The objective of this research is to identify general problem solving skills that distinguish effective computer problem solvers from less effective ones. Technological literacy is an area of increasing concern to the Navy. As computer technology becomes pervasive, it is necessary to understand why some individuals adapt readily to machines while others do not. We need to know more about the skills that form the basics for technological mileracy. Contrary to our expectations, mental imagery or advance organizers seemed to have little to do with success at the problem solving task. There seemed to be two principal determiners of success. The first was the way the subject chose to constrain the task. The second was the level of general problem solgind skill that the subject brough to the task.