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ERIC Number: ED474704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Pages: 103
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Expanding Access to Adult Literacy with Online Distance Education.
Askov, Eunice N.; Johnston, Jerome; Petty, Leslie I.; Young, Shannon J.
This monograph examines benefits, challenges, and methods of expanding access to adult literacy with online distance education (ODE). The following are among the topics discussed: (1) reasons for considering ODE (new technologies and delivery systems in education; ODE in higher education, business training, and adult basic education; state-level efforts to try ODE with adult learners; Project IDEAL [Improving Distance Education for Adult Learners]); (2) challenges of using the World Wide Web in adult education (LiteracyLink and results of field tests of its Workplace Essential Skills component); (3) the Pennsylvania experiment in building system capacity for ODE (the program's support structure; distance enrollments; implementation issues); (4) the Australian experience with ODE (federal efforts; state efforts); and (5) implementation issues in implementing ODE for adult learners (models of implementation; planning for implementation; teaching at a distance; models for teaching and learning); (6) policy issues in implementing ODE for adult learners (professional development; emerging technologies; experimentation and accountability; control and distribution of ODE); and (7) research issues in implementing ODE for adult learners. (The bibliography lists 64 references. The following items are appended: an overview of ODE products for adult education; an interview guide for programs implementing ODE; and an outline of the Project IDEAL planning process.) (MN)
National Center for the Study of Adult Language and Learning, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Nichols House, 7 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138 ($10). Tel: 617-482-9485; e-mail:; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy, Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Australia; California; Delaware; Florida; Illinois; Kentucky; Missouri; Pennsylvania