ERIC Number: ED287527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Computer-Assisted Instruction Adult Literacy Workshop. A 310/Special Demonstration Project, 1986-87 (Corvallis, Oregon, August 25-27, 1986). Final Report.
Vanis, Mary I.; Gesin, Janet
In order to provide the personnel of Rio Salado Community College's Adult Basic Education Program (RSCC/ABE) with the most up-to-date experience in software selection and usage, a proposal was written for two persons to attend the Computer-Assisted Instruction Adult Literacy Workshop at Oregon State University, which afforded participants an understanding of the potential use of computers, familiarity with good basic skills software for adult literacy needs, and exchange among participants. This report presents information on the workshop as experienced by three RSCC/ABE staff members. After examining how well the workshop fulfilled the objectives of the RSCC/ABE participants, summaries are provided of the keynote presentations by Dr. Larry Blake, who spoke on "Anticipating the Twenty-First Century," and John Graham, whose talk stressed the importance of risk taking. Next, brief synopses of the following workshops are offered: "Technology and the Basic Skill Learner"; "Technology for Literacy: Orienting Personnel to Computer-Assisted Instruction"; "Teacher Resources"; "Math Presentation: Computers Coupled with Conceptual Understanding"; "Basic Skills and GED Writing Workshop"; "Reading Workshop"; "English as a Second Language"; "Here's Looking at You: Interactive Video"; and "Evaluating Software." Appendices contain handouts from the workshop, including lists of interactive video laserdiscs and software vendors. (UCM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rio Salado Community Coll., AZ.