ERIC Number: ED335460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Use of Technology in Adult Literacy: Minnesota's Programs.
Turner, Terilyn C.; Frick, Elizabeth
This monograph presents the state of the art of computer-assisted instruction for students in adult basic education (ABE), developmental education, and rehabilitation programs. The 12 articles are written by practitioners for practitioners and describe programs being provided by public schools, community colleges, libraries, volunteer agencies, and a rehabilitation facility in rural, suburban, and urban settings. Suggestions are offered as to what software programs have been effective with students, how cooperative programs between agencies are being implemented, how computer-assisted instruction supplements volunteer tutorial programs, and how rural areas with limited funding can use technology. Articles include the following: "The Computer-Assisted Literacy Center in the Duluth Public Library" (Kaufer); "Helping College-Level Learning Disabled Students through Computer-Assisted Instruction" (Frederickson); "Computer-Assisted Instruction as a Motivational Tool for Adult Learners and Management Tool for Instructors" (Eisenreich); "The Metro North Reading Lab: Enhancing Nontraditional Adult Learning" (Fedje); "The Use of Technology in Rural Minnesota ABE Programs" (Berg); "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse" (Willette); "Important Considerations in Educational Technology for Physical and Sensory Deprived Adults" (Strand); "Technology for the '90s: Where We're At; Where We're Going" (Bredemus); "Raise the Curtain" (Olson); "Notes from Minnesota's North Woods" (Arenz); "Literacy Software: Resources for ESL and Native Speakers" (Adkisson); and "PALS in Rochester" (Rabe). Appendixes list authors and addresses, software and hardware, and vendors. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Cooperative Programs, Courseware, Developmental Programs, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Library Services, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Nontraditional Students, Physical Disabilities, Program Descriptions, Rehabilitation Programs, Rural Areas, Urban Areas
Minnesota Association for Continuing Adult Education, 494 Sibley Street, 4th Floor, St. Paul, MN 55101 ($4.00, plus $1.25 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Association for Continuing Adult Education.