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ERIC Number: EJ836282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1934-2322
Assessing Adult Student Reactions to Assistive Technology in Writing Instruction
Mueller, Julie; Wood, Eileen; Hunt, Jen; Specht, Jacqueline
Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, v3 n1 p13-23 Spr 2009
The authors examined the implementation of assistive technology in a community literacy centre's writing program for adult learners. Quantitative and qualitative analyses indicated that (a) software and instructional methods for writing must be selected according to the needs of and in conjunction with adult learners, (b) learners needed assistance from trained tutors to develop independent problem-solving skills in both computer and writing domains, and (c) outcomes need to be measured according to the goals and needs of learners. Overall, participants were able to use the technology, and they used it to build on their individual strengths. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A