ERIC Number: ED367807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Computer Technology Resources for Literacy Projects.
Florida State Council on Aging, Tallahassee.
This resource booklet was prepared to assist literacy projects and community adult education programs in determining the technology they need to serve more older persons. Section 1 contains the following reprinted articles: "The Human Touch in the Computer Age: Seniors Learn Computer Skills from Schoolkids" (Suzanne Kashuba); "Computer Instruction for Older Adults" (Mars Furlong, Greg Kearsley); and "Adult Literacy, Technology, and the Future" Terilyn C. Turner). Included in section 2 are the following: lists of curriculum, reading instruction, and technical considerations entailed in evaluating software for use in adult literacy programs; sample evaluation forms; information about California's Outreach and Technical Assistance Network; and sources of special needs information regarding Apple and IBM computers and Literacy Volunteers of America and Laubach Way to Reading software. Section 3 has these contents: information on the applications of computer-aided instruction in adult education and literacy programs along with the names/addresses of contact persons for five related programs, a description of the Adult Education and Literacy Clearinghouse's "Bibliography of Resource Materials," and an annotated listing of 11 sources of further information on computer technology resources for literacy projects. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Courseware, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Technology, Equipment Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Information Sources, Instructional Material Evaluation, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Older Adults, Records (Forms), Resource Materials
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Council on Aging, Tallahassee.