ERIC Number: ED274880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Conference on Adult Literacy and Computers (Spring Hill, Minnesota, November 20-22, 1985).
Olson, Jean T., Ed.
Materials from a conference on computer use in adult literacy programs are provided. Introductory materials include a history of the conference and the agenda. A summary of the keynote address, "Impact of New Information Technologies on Literacy" (Linda Roberts), is followed by a brief overview of the conference opening. Descriptions are provided of each participant and his or her program. The two following sections focus on the technical representatives and their observations on the issues discussions and the site visitation. Summaries are provided of the issues discussions. The six topics are quality software, low-level software (0-4 grades), technology, instructional effectiveness, management, and access. Each summary consists of a brief statement of the issue, a list of questions about the topic and its role in adult literacy which the moderator used to guide the discussion, a statement of goals and recommendations, and a summary of the notes and comments recorded during the session on flip charts by the moderators. Other contents include a brief note on a presentation on IBM's role in addressing adult literacy, a brief discussion of the use of Wilson Learning's Innovator (a computerized system customized for group needs), and a listing of participant comments regarding conference effects arranged in the following categories: individual-level effects, networking, efforts at research to support the field of adult literacy in general, and development of the field. A section on future directions is also included. Additional resources include advisory committee, participant, and technical representative addresses; a listing and description of software used by participants; a reprint of an article on computer-assisted instruction; and a resource list. (YLB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gannett Foundation, Rochester, NY.
Note: Proceedings of a conference hosted by the Technology for Literacy Center, St. Paul, MN and organized by the Adult Literacy and Computers Advisory Committee.