Web Sites: Organization Sites
Adult Literacy and Technology Network (ALTN)
ALTN focuses on the application of technology in adult literacy programs. Hosts conferences, offers training and technical assistance, and helps to manage the National Institute for Literacy's Technology Training Special Collection.
Adult Literacy Media Alliance (ALMA)
An entire section of this site is devoted to resources for educators, including ALMA-produced adult education materials that use television, print, Web, and video. Interactive online lessons are available for students who want to improve basic skills in reading, writing, vocabulary and math, or explore life-skills topics such as time management, health, money, and more. ALMA also provides training and technical assistance to teachers and administrators in the field of adult basic education.
Computers and English for Speakers of Other Languages (CESOL)
New England Literacy Resource Center
Promotes the integration of technology in the ESL classroom. Instructors can find lesson plans, instructional materials, software ideas, links to helpful websites, and a reference list of related books, online articles, guides, and listservs.
National Center for Adult Literacy (NCAL)
NCAL conducts research on a variety of aspects of adult education, including the use of technology in adult education, English literacy instruction, family literacy, and international comparative studies. Reports, publications, and training materials are available.
Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN)
This initiative of the Adult Education Office of the California Department of Education facilitates electronic collaboration, information access, and technical assistance for adult education providers. Users must register on the site. Resources include legislative updates, news for teachers, document libraries, a round-table exchange and links to partner sites.
Provides Christian computer centers throughout the world with training, curriculum, advice, grant information, and links to other resources. Services are offered through its various programs, including the Association of Christian Community Computer Centers (AC4), which helps churches and other Christian organizations expand their literacy programs to include computer literacy.
Foundation supports four priority funding areas: literacy, workforce development, community technology development, and employee volunteerism. Site offers connections to local foundation representatives, technology needs assessment tools, Verizon's employee volunteer program, and information on in-kind donations of equipment and non-cash resources. Technology resource guide links to nonprofit technical training centers, Internet training service providers, and a host of other organizations that deal with literacy and/or technology. Nonprofits that are working on technology programs/applications in the four priority funding areas can apply for technology support in the form of grants, software, hardware, service and technical staff training with partner organizations.