ERIC Number: ED457364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Life Online from the Writers' Desks.
Butler, Lu; Wilson-Jones, Lesley
ARIS Resources Bulletin, v12 n3 p5-6 Sep 2001
Life Online is an online program in Victoria, Australia designed for young adults with mild intellectual disabilities. The program appeals to both teachers and students through content that is relevant to the everyday lives of this client group; real life characters to whom students can relate; activities that are achievable but need teaching and reinforcement in the classroom; easy navigation tools; and support through visual and auditory cues throughout the program. Topics included in the online programs include nutrition, budgeting, menu planning, shopping, money skills, electronic banking, independent travel, and community access. The program was a finalist for the Innovative Training Category of the 2001 Victorian Training Awards announced in September 2001. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Daily Living Skills, Developed Nations, Developmental Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Internet, Learning Disabilities, Literacy Education, Mild Disabilities, Online Courses, Online Systems, Relevance (Education), Young Adults
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Language Australia, Melbourne (Victoria). Adult Education Resource and Information Service.
Identifiers - Location: Australia