North Georgia Graduate Programs expect a sophistication of technology skills from graduate students for the purposes of communication and scholarly activity. Therefore, incoming graduate students are expected to have competency in six basic skills:
- Students should be able to engage in electronic collaboration using e-mail, e-mail attachments, and listservs.
- Students should be able to create structured electronic documents using word processing programs and basic web page editors.
- Students should be able to produce technology-enhanced presentations.
- Students should be able to use appropriate electronic tools for research and employ wise judgment as to the validity and usefulness of electronic sources and their content.
- Students should be familiar with and adhere to major legal, ethical, and security issues in information technology such as privacy, copyright, plagiarism, citing sources, "netiquette," hacking, hoaxes, and viruses.
- Students should have a working knowledge of computer hardware, software installation, troubleshooting, and file management.
Although these proficiencies are common expectations of all graduate programs, individual programs may have other expectations. To acquire technological literacy, students may enroll in basic computer science courses available through North Georgia's Office of Continuing Education or through its undergraduate programs.