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ERIC Number: ED500498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 40
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Take-Home Video for Adult Literacy
Yule, Valerie
Online Submission, International Review of Education v42 n1-3 p187-203 1996
In the past, it has not been possible to "teach oneself to read" at home, because learners could not read the books to teach them. Videos and interactive compact discs have changed that situation and challenge current assumptions of the pedagogy of literacy. This article describes an experimental adult literacy project using video technology. The language used is English, but the basic concepts apply to any alphabetic or syllabic writing system. A half-hour cartoon video can help adults and adolescents with learning difficulties. Computer-animated cartoon graphics are attractive to look at, and simplify complex material in a clear, lively way. This video technique is also proving useful for distance learners, children, and learners of English as a second language. Methods and principles are to be extended using interactive compact discs. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia