ERIC Number: ED298291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Literacy & Technology National Conference (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 27-31, 1988).
Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Inst. for the Study of Adult Literacy.
This document provides advance information on the symposia, workshops, and presentations of a conference the purpose of which was to teach about new techniques and methodologies for applying technology as a solution to adult illiteracy. Brief summaries are provided of the content of the symposia, workshops, and presentations. Representative topics include social and economic importance of literacy in the workplace, literacy strategies in the military, teaching the teacher to use technology, using hypermedia in adult literacy programs, teaching reading with a computer, using telecommunications to provide literacy training, combining literacy and employment training for women, creative uses of computers with adult literacy students, interactive video disc and workplace literacy training, using readability-calculations software, family literacy efforts, models for developing statewide literacy networks, a model for staff development and technical support for literacy providers, and microcomputers in the adult learning environment. Other themes are teaching workplace literacy through television, creating job-training opportunities through computers, a video series demonstrating effective teaching practices in adult literacy, and program management. (YLB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Apple Computer, Inc., Cupertino, CA.; Gannett Foundation, Rochester, NY.; Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Inst. for the Study of Adult Literacy.