ERIC Number: ED356419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Applications of Computer-Aided Instruction in Adult Education and Literacy.
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Clearinghouse on Adult Education and Literacy.
Many adult basic education and literacy programs are reaping the benefits of educational technology for their students, instructors, and administrators. In this context, most often the term refers to computer-assisted instruction that supplements regular classroom instruction. In St. Paul, Minnesota, the Technology for Literacy Center uses computers to teach literacy and adult basic education skills to adults. Adult learners are given services through extensive use of computer-assisted instruction, trained volunteers, and a collaborative model that combines public and private partnerships. Piedmont Community College in Yanceyville, North Carolina, is using a computer-aided literacy model that respects the uniqueness and individuality of the students. The Adult Education and Literacy Section of the Illinois State Department of Education has awarded funds to 12 adult education programs to purchase and use computers and software. Seven programs have experienced an increase in student retention. The Army has developed the Job Skills Education Program, an instructional software program intended to instruct soldiers in the language and mathematical skills required to perform their jobs successfully. (Names and addresses of a contact for more information are provided for each program.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Clearinghouse on Adult Education and Literacy.