ERIC Number: ED393007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Technology Planning for Adult Literacy. Practice Guide.
Hopey, Christopher E.; Harvey-Morgan, Joyce
Although recent technological developments in both computing hardware and software present dramatic opportunities for adult literacy organizations, planning and preparation are required to capitalize on those opportunities. The process of technology planning described in this guide can focus organizational attention on the appropriate priorities and issues, and together with staff involvement, help to formulate a vision for technology use in adult literacy programming and a detailed road map for how to reach that vision. The guide begins with a brief overview of the technology planning process that includes information on what technology planning is, the basic principles of technology planning, and the need for a plan for doing technology planning. The second section outlines 11 steps of the technology planning process: (1) determine programmatic issues and goals; (2) develop a preliminary vision for technology use; (3) conduct an inventory of current technology and available resources; (4) explore the possibilities of using technology in adult literacy; (5) identify technology solutions; (6) reexamine the preliminary vision and set priorities; (7) evaluate specific technologies; (8) develop a technology budget; (9) determine staff development needs; (10) develop a technology implementation timeline; and (11) conduct an ongoing evaluation of the technology plan. Three appendixes include a stakeholder analysis chart for technology planning, a technology resource inventory chart, and a sample of a technology plan. The guide contains 18 references. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Citations (References), Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Literacy Education, Media Selection, Microcomputers
National Center on Adult Literacy, University of Pennsylvania, Publications, 3910 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3111 (order no. PG95-02).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Adult Literacy, Philadelphia, PA.