ERIC Number: ED356408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Literacy and Machines: An Overview of the Use of Technology in Adult Literacy Programs. Technical Report 93-3.
Turner, Terilyn C.
Issues related to the use of technology in literacy programs, such as how decision makers can sort through the claims made by hardware and software vendors and how scarce resources can be found to purchase technology, are the focus of this report. The paper also provides a framework for incorporating technology into the curriculum. It gives a brief overview of the history of technology use in adult literacy programs and identifies the philosophical positions that enhance and limit the use of technology. Research and recent developments in the field also are cited. A summary of current applications of technology encompasses community-based programs, family literacy, workplace literacy, and adult basic education programs. Issues and future projections for the development of technology are presented. A bibliography lists 78 references. Two tables present a comparison of integrated learning systems and curricular systems and matching program needs with software; a figure illustrates uses of technology in adult literacy programs. (KC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Adult Literacy, Philadelphia, PA.