How-Tos: For Administrators
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Assessing Lifelong Learning Technology: A Guide for Choosing and Using Technology for Adult Learning (ALL-Tech)
R. Stites, National Center on Adult Literacy (NCAL), 1998
A guide to technology effectiveness that specifies a variety of different indicators of "engaged" adult learning and provides helpful forms and instructions for using technology. Summarizes obstacles to, and potential resources for, integrating adult education with "high technology performance."
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CTC Start-up Manual
Community Technology Centers' Network (CTCNet), 2003
A tool designed for establishing a community technology center, although general principals may be useful to adult education programs and their partners. Explains how to: identify and recruit key representatives from the community to serve on a steering committee; collect information about the community's resources and population; develop and maintain partnerships; and provide various services at the center, including a comprehensive adult education program. Other topics include staffing, software selection, outreach, funding, and preparing a business plan.
Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN)
California Department of Education, Adult Education Office
An interactive online community that facilitates the use of technology as a collaborative tool and supports the implementation of instructional technology. Links to research documents and reference libraries, legislative information on California and the federal government, educational grants, an adult education dictionary, discussion groups, and other helpful resources for providers in California and other states.
Surfing for Substance
E. Hacker and M. Capehart, Literacy Assistance Center
Developed as a resource for introducing literacy teachers to using the Internet as an instructional resource. Organized into six sequential steps that cover the benefits (and difficulties) of using the Internet for instruction, how to lay the groundwork for staff training, what teachers need to know, how to select and evaluate sites, how to create web-based lesson plans, and how the Internet can be used for staff development. Most sections include lesson plans.