ERIC Number: ED474704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
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)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Annotated Bibliographies, Business Education, Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Benefits, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Industrial Training, Innovation, Instructional Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Interviews, Literacy Education, Models, Online Courses, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Program Implementation, State of the Art Reviews, Statewide Planning, Universities, Web Based Instruction
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: email@example.com; Web site: http://ncsall.gse.harvard.edu/index.html. For full text: http://ncsall.gse.harvard.edu/research/op_askov.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy, Boston, MA.
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