ERIC Number: ED425338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Driver Education for the Information Superhighway. Literacy Leader Fellowship Program Reports. Volume II, Number 2.
Rosen, David J.
Literacy Leader Fellowship Program Reports, v2 n2 Feb 1998
This document provides reports of projects related to Internet use by adult learners and practitioners. Chapter 1 reports findings of an online survey of 113 adult literacy practitioners actively using the Internet, including difficulties encountered in learning to use the Internet; training or supports that helped; Internet features used by priority; and how the Internet was used for adult education activities. Chapter 2 presents similar findings from a companion research project that used focus groups with 40 practitioners that explored the following topics: motivation for nonusers to use the Internet; new and experienced users' motivation; difficulties encountered; training or supports that helped; and Internet resources/features/sites practitioners felt were useful. Chapter 3 is a summary of results of from focus groups with 21 learners examining how adult literacy/basic education/English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) students in Northern and Southern California and Southern Ohio use the Internet. Findings are grouped as follows: where students get access; why students without access want it; why student Internet users go online; difficulties students encounter; training or supports that help; and Internet resources/sites/features students would like to find. Chapter 4 is a staff development model designed to help adult literacy/basic education/ESOL practitioners with little or no experience using the Internet or computers. Chapter 5 lists literacy World Wide Web directories and search tools. Chapter 6 is a collection of 53 Website reviews. Chapter 7 lists professional purposes for using the Internet identified by focus group participants. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Computer Attitudes, Computer Literacy, Educational Research, English (Second Language), Information Literacy, Internet, Literacy Education, Models, Staff Development, Use Studies, User Friendly Interface, User Satisfaction (Information), Users (Information)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Note: For other reports in this monographic series, see ED 400 426, ED 402 444, and CE 077 718-721.