ERIC Number: ED395114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
New Technologies for ABE/GED Classrooms. Special 353 Project Final Report 1994-1995.
Central Intermediate Unit 10, Pleasant Gap, PA.
The New Technologies for ABE/GED (Adult Basic Education/General Educational Development) Classrooms project was conducted to determine the extent to which computer-related technologies are being used in ABE/GED classrooms throughout Pennsylvania and to develop and test methods/materials for integrating technology-based instruction into ABE/GED/literacy programs. All 285 state-funded ABE/GED programs in Pennsylvania were surveyed regarding their use of computer-related technology, including electronic mail, electronic bulletin boards, multimedia instruction, and the Internet. According to the 164 respondents (response rate, 58%), many programs use computer technology for instructional purposes. However, very few programs had the hardware required to run multimedia programs, and fewer still were able to offer students Internet access. Online and multimedia educational activities that might be appropriate for ABE/GED students were identified, catalogued, and listed for dissemination to programs, and software and computer-assisted instructional (CAI) modules for ABE/GED/literacy programs were developed and pilot tested at the Clinton County Development Center for Adults. The materials were evaluated favorably by students and teachers and were compiled into a manual for use by adult educators. (Appendixes constituting approximately 90% of this document contain the following: survey summaries; midwinter conference agenda; CAI preliminary evaluation; and pilot evaluation summaries and newsletters.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Classroom Environment, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware, Curriculum Development, Educational Equipment, Educational Technology, Electronic Mail, High School Equivalency Programs, Internet, Material Development, Newsletters, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Central Intermediate Unit 10, Pleasant Gap, PA.
Identifiers: General Educational Development Tests; Pennsylvania; 353 Project