Research: Overview, Data, and Analysis
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Adult Learning and the Internet: New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education #78
B. Cahoon, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1998
Issue #78 of the quarterly journal New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Sourcebook whose authors bring together research and experience to explore the impact of the Internet on adult learning. Topics discussed include teaching and learning on the Internet, intranet support, course development, distance education, group learning, pedagogy of online learning, ethical issues, and a look at technology trends. Available for purchase from
Effective Technology Use in Low-Income Communities: Research Review for the America Connects Consortium
H. Ba, K. Culp, L. Green, A. Henriquez, M. Honey, The Center for Children and Technology, 2001
Examines the scope, nature, and societal impact of the digital divide and strategies designed to address it. Identifies barriers to increased technology use, such as lack of access to hardware and negative perceptions of technology. Suggests areas for further research.
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Focus on the Basics: Technology
World Education/National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL), Volume 4, Issue C, 2000
An online newsletter dedicated to the practical application of research. This issue includes articles on teaching English Literacy using word processing, building a website in an adult basic education class, and choosing and using websites for literacy instruction.
Technology and Adult Learning: Current Perspectives
S. Imel, ERIC Digest No. 197, 1998
Explores the benefits and limitations of various methods used to integrate technology and adult education: making technology itself the focus of curriculum and using it as a delivery mechanism, an instructional complement, and a tool to aid learning. Suggests ways to structure the learning environment.
Technology in Today's ABE Classroom: A Look at the Technology Practices and Preferences of Adult Basic Education Teachers
J. Carter and J. Titzel, World Education, 2003
Findings from a survey of teachers and administrators from adult education programs supported by federal and state funds in the Northeast about the impact of technology on their work. Summarizes responses to questions about their technology skills and training and how they use technology to support teaching and learning.
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