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ERIC Number: ED311281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Action Plan for Integrating Computers into Volunteer Adult Literacy Programs.
Jagger, Christina
The following steps will integrate computers into a volunteer literacy program: (1) decide how the computers will be used, depending on the program's needs (typically, computers are used to help with management chores and to motivate students and help them attain their academic and career goals); (2) investigate software and hardware, including database programs, word processing programs, and educational software for the students; (3) plan to teach staff to operate the computer and associated equipment, be able to choose appropriate software, and integrate the software into instruction; and (4) plan for evaluating the effectiveness of using computers with students, including collecting data about student progress, attitudes, and attendance. (The document contains explanations of kinds of software, including types such as vocabulary and comprehension software that may be of particular interest to literacy programs. Also included is a list of 12 questions to consider when selecting computer software.) (CML)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Adult Literacy and Technology Conference (Louisville, KY, July 20-22, 1989).