Identifying new virtual competencies for the digital age : essential tools for entry level workers

Gow, Kathryn M. (2009) Identifying new virtual competencies for the digital age : essential tools for entry level workers. In Hatzipanagos, Stylianos & Warburton, Steven (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Social Software and Developing Community Ontologies. IGI Global, Hershey Pa., pp. 181-200.

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This chapter focuses on the identification of a range of competencies that entry level workers, and thus graduating students, will need to acquire to be successful in the 21st Century of work. While core or basic competencies will still form the prerequisite generic skills that all entry level workers must demonstrate, as the first year progresses, depending on the field in which they are employed, they will be asked to utilise self management, entrepreneurial, and virtual competencies in order to maintain their employment status. Even if they have ICT skills, they will need to have the knowledge and ability in social software, as well as the ability to communicate across the web, in order to succeed in the digital age. Other attributes, such as cross cultural and professional skills, along with an appreciation of Web ontologies will facilitate entry-level workers as they move into the world of international liaisons.

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Item Type: Book Chapter
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Competency: A primary skill or ability that a person has which is required for a particular work task.
Digital: The representation of information in binary form (ones and zeros), discontinuous in time.
Entry Level Worker: Young person (or re-entering adult) joining the workforce.
Generic: Basic skills or aptitudes needed in the workplace.
KSAs: Knowledge, skills and abilities that a person possesses.
Transferable Skills: Knowledge, skills and abilities that are learned in one environment and then transferred to another context; e.g., from university to work.
Virtual: A situation in which communication can be exchanged without being face to face, generally involving advanced technology.

Handbook of Research on
Social Software and Developing
Community Ontologies
Stylianos Hatzipanagos and Steven
Warburton, King's College London,
Explores how social software and developing community ontologies are challenging the way we operate.

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Keywords: Digital competency, New graduates, Web ontologies, Cultural awareness, Transferable skills
ISBN: 9781605662084
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 IGI Global
Deposited On: 28 May 2009 05:34
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2015 16:07

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