Necessity of computer literacy in modern era

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By Syeda Hoor Shumail

Literacy has always been important for success in school, work, and life in general, and unless our society undergoes a drastic change it will always be important. However, literacy in the 21st century isn’t just about being able to read and write fluently. Many have argued that computer literacy is just as important in our modern world.

The modern age is the age of computers. Computers provide the wide range of education and executive software. Information technology has achieved a great success. Use of computers is widely spread. It is used for storing, analyzing, and distributing information. It has created a great revolution. It has proved a miraculous development in almost every field. These days, computers are used almost everywhere. Computers are widely used in satellites, aircrafts, space crafts, banks, airline offices, government offices, business establishments, making reservations in the large organizations, schools, hospitals, railway stations, airports, searching the Internet for information and many other corporations. Computer Literacy is becoming an essential skill these days. Computer training is becoming a kind of neccessity. In many of the places the computer basics include the learning of Computer Microsoft word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, networking and the internet.

Being computer literate is important as it opens up more job opportunities, helps in staying up to date, it is a cheap way to communicate, it enhances professionalism, helps in better record keeping and makes transactions more convenient. Almost all workplaces and businesses have embraced the use of computers in one way or another meaning it is almost impossible not to encounter a computer in everyday life. Computer literacy has increasingly become more important as society progresses.

Computer literacy is based on if you know how to use a computer. Skills then develop into how to use software, internet. Knowing how a computer functions, however is the next step up to computer literacy. It is vital that computer literacy becomes a requirement in university and colleges today. Our world is constantly become more computerized forcing people to work with them every day. It can only benefit them and their workplace or the people around them. The more people that are computer literate the more functional out world becomes.

These days being computer literate is more important than it ever has been in the last few years that computers have been around. Almost everything is becoming computer reliant and there are several businesses that have embraced technology. Computer literacy isn’t something that you can easily escape, and honestly you shouldn’t try to. Humans are all about adapting and computers are just one more thing we all have to learn to adapt to. Unfortunately, everyone doesn’t understand that so it’s vital to understand the importance of being computer literate. Almost everyone uses a computer these days due to how vital they are in some everyday tasks these days.

There are many clear advantages to being computer literate in the 21st century. Here are just some of them:

Communication:

Communication plays an essential role in the business world – both interpersonally and electronically. Think of the various ways to communicate technologically. There is always a level of computer literacy involved.

New media:

For many young people, computers are replacing television as the go-to source of entertainment. Teenagers are arguably more likely to watch videos on YouTube than flip through TV channels, and services such as Netflix allow people to watch TV shows and movies any time they want as long as they have a reliable Internet connection.

Enhance your employment opportunities:

It has become imperative for every student to receive some kind of computer skills training before entering the working world. These computer skills prepares students for the norms and algorithms of the business world. Having attained some level of computer literacy enhances job opportunities.

Being computer literate supports entrepreneurship:

Tech skills are of utmost importance for entrepreneurs. Being computer literate will create space for new ideas, enables your self-confidence and helps to be innovative. With the business world going digital, you on the right path to putting your business on the map.

Staying Up To Date:

In the modern world, it is easier to hear or read about the latest news through computer websites.

Boost Skills of Professionalism:

Person using computer is more organized and also who knows well such Programs like word processors and bookkeeping software is actually a proper material to be a professional persons.

Work Performance:

If you know very well about using computer then this help you a lot to get done so many works. Computer’s features and programs such spreadsheet, Microsoft or many others plays a great role in organizing our thoughts. But in order to manipulative these programs we have to know the basis and tricks to use these features well.

Improved student performance:

Including computers as one of the learning tools in school is essential. With the use of computers, students are more likely to enjoy studying, resulting in better performance. They feel more involved and focused when computers are in use. More so, using a computer in education lets each student collaborates and, at the same time, teach them to become independent.

Majority of things are nowadays accomplished with only a click of a mouse. To create and spread its awareness together with understanding its numerous advantages, computer studies have been made mandatory in every level of education. We can say that in in this modern era where everything is becoming digital the need of computer literacy in also becoming need of the hour.

The modern age is the age of computers. Computers provide the wide range of education and executive software. Information technology has achieved a great success. Use of computers is widely spread. It is used for storing, analyzing, and distributing information. It has created a great revolution. It has proved a miraculous development in almost every field. These days, computers are used almost everywhere. Computers are widely used in satellites, aircrafts, space crafts, banks, airline offices, government offices, business establishments, making reservations in the large organizations, schools, hospitals, railway stations, airports, searching the Internet for information and many other corporations. Computer Literacy is becoming an essential skill these days. Computer training is becoming a kind of neccessity. In many of the places the computer basics include the learning of Computer Microsoft word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, networking and the internet.